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  • Important Community Contacts


    Central Ohio Better Business Bureau

    1169 Dublin Rd.
    Columbus, OH 43215
    (614) 486-6336
    Organization that seeks to develop an ehtical marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other by creating a community of trustworthy businesses, setting standards for marketplace role models, and denouncing substandard marketplace behavior.

    City of Westerville

    2015 Summer Community Recreation Guide
    21 South State St.
    Westerville, OH 43081
    (614) 901-6400
    TDD: (614) 901-6413

    Board of Zoning Appeals
    (614) 901-6650
    The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is a seven-member board that hears and decides prmarily zoning variances and temporary use permits. The Board is also responsible for the hearing and disposition of appeals from any order or decision made by a City administrative officer in enforcing the zoning ordinance. BZA meets the second Thursday of each month in City Council Chambers at 21 S. State St.

    Delaware County Board of Elections
    2079 U.S. Highway 23 North
    P.O. Box 8006
    Delaware, OH 43015
    PH: (740) 833-2080

    Economic Development
    (614) 9001-6409
    City department charged with attracting and retaining businesses in our community by making Westerville the ideal place to operate a company.

    Electric Division
    (614) 901-6700
    After 100 years of service, the Westerville Electric Division is the only municipally owned and operated suburban electrical provider in Central Ohio, serving all Westerville's 36,000 residents and 1,500 businesses.

    Fire Division
    (614) 901-6600
    Three fire stations strategically positioned in the City allow the Fire Division to provide 4-minute average emergency response time.

    Franklin County Board of Elections
    280 East Broad Street, Room 100
    Columbus, OH 43215
    Phone: (614) 525.3100
    Fax: (614) 525.3489

    Parks and Recreation

    (614) 901-6500
    Enhances the lives of Westerville citizens by providing quality and diverse leisure facilities, programs, and services, and by preserving and developing natural areas. The department maintains 550 acres with 39 parks and facilities including a 96,600 square foot Community Center and 23 miles of leisure paths and bike trails.

    Planning Commission
    (614) 901-6650
    The Planning Commission is a seven-member board that holds public hearings on land use proposals such as subdivision plans and rezoning requests. The Commission also hears and reviews plans for new office and commercial land development and provides a forum for public discussion of plans and proposed development regulations. Meetings are on the fourth Wednesday of each month in City Council Chambers at 21 S. State St.

    Police Division
    (614) 882-7444
    Consisting of 75 sworn officers, 20 civilian employees, and 20 reserve officers, the Westerville Police Department provides bicycle and foot patrols, commercial vehicle enforcement, selective traffic problem-area enforcement, and use of the speed monitor sign throughout the City.

    Uptown Review Board
    (614) 901-6650
    The Uptown Review Board (URB) is a seven-member board charged with protecting and promoting the historic character of the Uptown District. The URB is responsible for reviewing changes including new construction, building additions, facade renovations and changes to exterior materials, window and door replacements, signage, awnings, paint color changes, building demolition, and landscaping elements (e.g. fences, walls, walkways, etc.). The Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 21 S. State St. in City Council Chambers.

    Entrepreneurial Edge
    An online databse helping entrepreneurs plan, start, and advance their businesses by maximizing their community resources. This site, developed through a collaboration between TECHColumbus, the Columbus Metropolitan Library, OCLC, and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, provides access to a business librarian through chat and e-mail for two hours each business day.

    Genoa Township

    (614) 895-1126
    5111 S. Old 3C Highway Westerville, OH 43082
    It is the mission of Genoa Township to guide and manage the development of the township in a manner than retains or enhances the quality of life of its residents.

    Leadership Westerville
    (614) 901-3101
    Leadership Westerville is a non-profit organization committed to creating a network of committed citizens who are dedicated to improving their leadership skills to better serve our community.

    Ohio Business Votes

    Voter Registration
    Return to: Secretary of State
    Borden Building, 15th Floor
    180 E. Broad St.
    Columbus, OH 43215
    Organization that educates Ohioans about the economic effects of legislative and judicial actions and prepares them to participate in the political process in an informed manner.

    Ohio Chamber of Commerce

    (614) 228-4201
    230 E. Town St.
    P.O. Box 15159
    Columbus, OH 43215
    The Ohio Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to presenting Ohio lawmakers with the business perspective on issues. As Ohio's largest and most diverse statewide business advoacay group, the Ohio Chamber has been a consistent voices for business for more than a century.

    Otterbein University

    (614) 890-3000
    One Otterbein College
    Westerville, OH 43081
    Otterbein University is a nationally ranked, comprehensive institution with a liberal arts tradition dating back to 1847. An emphasis on community engagement and service learning in 56 undergraduate and three graduate programs create endless opportunities.


    (614) 487-3700
    1275 Kinnear Rd.
    Columbus, OH 43212
    Organization seeks to accelerate business growth and job creation by facilitating collaboration between Central Ohio's technical assets and providing resources and assistance as needed to encourage business and overall economic progress.

    United State Chamber of Commerce
    1615 H Street NW
    Washington DC, 20062
    As the voice of business, the Chamber's core purpose is to fight for free enterprise before Congress, the White House, regulatory agencies, the courts, the court of public opinion, and governments around the world.

    Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce

    (614) 882-8917
    (614) 882-2085 (fax)
    99 Commerce Park Dr.
    Westerville, OH 43082
    The objectives of the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce are to promote the interests of area businesses and the community while providing members with services made available through Chamber memberships.

    Westerville City Schools

    (614) 797-5700
    336 Otterbein Ave.
    Westerville, OH 43081
    Serving a culturally and economically diverse 52-square-mile area in northeastern Franklin and South Delaware counties, Westerville City Schools serves approximately 14,250 students, is the 10th largest district in Ohio and earned a rating of 'Excellent' from the Ohio Department of Education on the most recent State Report Card.

    Westerville Firefights Memorial
    52 Westerville Square, Suite 265
    Westerville, OH 43081
    Non-profit organization set up to construct a memorial in an effort to provide a unique and thoughful look into the lives of firefighters.

    Westerville Public Library

    (614) 882-7277
    126 S. State St.
    Westerville, OH 43081
    The Westerville Public Library provides materials, programs and services to residents of all ages in Franklin and Delaware counties to assist in their pursuit of information and resources to meet their educational, professional and personal needs.

    Westerville Uptown Merchants Association
    This site is devoted to promoting the businesses and events of Uptown Westerville. Here you will find information on all your favorite Uptown shops and restaurants along with details about upcoming festivities to occur in Westerville's historic district.

    Westerville Visitors & Convention Bureau

    (614) 794-0401
    (800) 824-8461
    20 West Main St.
    Westerville, OH 43081
    Organization that promotes tourism and attracts visitors to the Westerville area. Provides information on what to see, things to do, and where to stay in the Westerville area.