Highland West Neighbors Association

"Building community ... working together."

The civic association for the area bound by Hague Ave on the west, Valleyview on the north, I-70 on the east, and Sullivant Ave on the south


Email us at:


Or call and leave us a message at:

614-715-HWNA (4962)


The NEWLETTERS are out!!

Highland West Summer Newsletter

Click on the link to read the latest issue!


The Columbus Police now offer this tool for online crime reporting.  This greatly helps CPD in it's compilation of stats and in their decisions regarding police coverage.  Please use it!!  It even allows you to upload photos.

CLICK HERE to report crime!

Columbus Police Scanner - Listen Free!

We HAVE THEM! Bumper Stickers! Show your neighborhood pride by placing one on your bumper today! (Yes, they do remove easily!)

Join The HWNA

Note: Membership on this site is a privilege. It is but one of many ways our members can become involved in our organization. Members on this site are to adhere to common standards of decency and be respectful of others at all times. Any comments that appear on this site are not necessarily the views of the Highland West Neighbors Association or its affiliates. Please be mindful of our rules. Thanks!

Click here to join the HWNA.

Click here to Join us on Facebook.


Click here to see the Highland West Pride Video.



Highland West Neighbors Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


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Blog Posts

John Roback 1958 - 2015

It is with sadness we announce the passing of John C. Roback who has been a resident in our community on North Oakley Avenue for 17 years and a contributor to this website for the past 5 years.   John was a man who felt things very deeply, seeming to internalize just about every cause he ever took upon himself to fight for.  On Monday morning, August 17, 2015, he decided to end his life in front of City Hall by setting himself on fire.  He died the following morning, August 18, 2015.  Please withhold judgment and do not let the essence of his message…


Posted by Highland West Neighbors on August 19, 2015 at 7:30pm

Wheatland Urban Farm Rescheduled for August 5th

June event RESCHEDULED for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 9:30am – 1pm


Come anytime to learn more or lend a hand during our launch event!


Five acres of the land directly behind the health center located at 2300 West Broad Street off North Wheatland Avenue is being converted into an Urban Farm that will grow healthy food, provide training programs, and foster civic engagement.


We will soon be working to get a portion of the land ready to farm and plant a small section of late season vegetables to be harvested in fall 2015.


For more information: 




Posted by John R on July 22, 2015 at 8:26pm

Video: Holiday Lights 2014 (The Official Version!)

The final video of "Holiday Lights 2014" is done and here it is.   Consider it "Christmas in July"!  We fit as many displays in as possible and only wish we could have included all of them!  Take a moment to pause from the business of life to the beauty and peace of the past holiday season, and get ready for Holiday Lights 2015!

Posted by Highland West Neighbors on July 19, 2015 at 2:00pm

The newly purchased Glenwood Park rose bushes are now in the ground!

A special thank you to Kenneth Roberts, Sharry Carey, Stephanie West, Charlotte Colvin, and Geoff Phillips, who gathered this morning at Glenwood Park to plant the rose bushes we purchased as a part of a grant we received from the United Way and their partners, Bob Evans, The Columbus Foundation, and PNC Bank, to replace those that were lost during the cold winters of 2013 and 2014.  It is a part of the extension of the Highland West Community Garden out into the "community" itself, to add beauty and pride in the entrance to not only Highland West, but all the communities to our west as well.  The weather has caused us to postpone the planting, so we really appreciate those that were willing to come out and help with but a moment's notice so we could grab a moment of "no rain" to get the job…


Posted by Highland West Neighbors on July 18, 2015 at 4:00pm

Highland West Pride Week was a great success!! Thanks to everyone who participated!

Thanks to everyone who helped make Highland West Pride Week a great success.  Thanks to everyone who helped by going door to door with literature and to those who worked the event.  A word of thanks for Mayor Coleman, his cabinet, Columbus Police, Columbus Fire, and all the City Staff who made themselves available to our residents during the past week.  Thanks to Bruce Black and Beth Kinney, for their all their hard work in putting this together, and a very special thank you to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2480 W. Broad Street, for hosting us and for going above and beyond the call of duty to make it an enjoyable experience that brought everyone closer together into community with one another.  Last, but certainly not least, a special thank you to who the past week was really all about, our residents.  Thank…


Posted by Highland West Neighbors on July 18, 2015 at 3:30pm

New Public Work of Art to be Dedicated in Westgate Park, thanks to the efforts of those involved in SummerJam, an annual music and arts festival held in July.

Patti Von Niessen, the Coordinator for SummerJam 2015 to be held Saturday, July 11th in Westgate Park, is excited to announce the unveiling of “On the Wings of Change”.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Please share this information via your mail lists, Facebook and webpages. We’d like everyone to enjoy the unveiling of the Hilltop’s first public art sculpture.

The HWNA has always been a supporter of the SummerJam Festival, so please join us in celebrating this wonderful addition to Westgate Park.

DATE:   July 8, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm
Place: 3172 Wicklow (Enclosed shelter house at Westgate Park)

Posted by Highland West Neighbors on July 2, 2015 at 11:30am

Highland West Neighbors Association to Host Community Pre-Pride Informational Meeting Thursday Evening at the Westside Community Health Center, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

You are invited to join us for an informational Community Meeting.

The City of Columbus Pride Program is coming to our neighborhood July 13th– July 17th, and our community will be having many City-Neighborhood sponsored events, including safety programs, health screenings, information on programs to assist families and homeowners, along with visits by the Mayor and a Mayor Town Hall.  (Not to mention free lunches for all of us on each day of that week!) 

Come and hear all about it so you’ll be ready!  There will also be a chance to sign up to volunteer for various things, if you are able.  This is a great thing for our neighborhood and is part of making it a better place for all of us!

The historic neighborhoods of our inner core were selected this year as the Pride Area,…


Posted by Highland West Neighbors on June 15, 2015 at 10:05pm

Please....Don't Forget to RECYCLE!

Accepted items

Here's what goes in the blue cart:

Aluminum and steel cans - and lids.
Flattened cardboard and pizza boxes (free of food and grease).
Plastic bottles/jugs.
Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, computer paper, cereal and other dry food boxes and phone books.
Glass bottles and jars.
Cartons and juice boxes.

Here's what doesn't:

No trash or yard waste.  The blue cart is for recyclables only.
No plastic bags.
No hazardous materials, such as oil, pesticides, paints, cleaners or batteries.
No syringes/needles.
No electronics or light bulbs.
No window glass, mirrors, dinnerware, ceramics or pots and pans.
No food.
No buckets or butter tubs.
No foil juice pouches.


No sorting required. Put all recyclables in the blue cart.
Lids, caps and labels can be kept on recyclable containers.
Do not place dirty recyclables, like un-rinsed jars, in the cart.
Reference the graphic on the lid of your blue cart if you are unsure whether or not an item is accepted.

Cart placement

The recycling cart should be set out for collection in the same location as trash is collected. So, if a household's trash is collected in the alley, the blue recycling cart should be placed in the same location used for collection of the green 90 or 300-gallon trash container on the designated recycling collection day. If a household's trash is collected at the curbside in front of the home, the blue recycling cart should be placed at the curbside.




Birthdays Today

Birthdays Tomorrow

The Highland West Neighborhood Plan: Business District

After a year of large amounts of public input, this was approved in 2006.  It has since disappeared from the City's Document Library, although it continues to be referenced in City documents, so as a service to you and for your efforts back then, we are providing a copy of it here!

Highland West Visioning Charette

Keep Hope Alive!!!


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