Residents Guide to Upper Arlington

Leadership UA and the Upper Arlington Public Library have teamed up to present this four part series designed for the Upper Arlington resident who is interested in learning how our community works. All sessions will be held in the Main Library’s Friends Theater. Space is limited so registration is encouraged. Registration opens December 15 through the Library’s program calendar at www.ualibrary.org.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7 p.m. How does our local government operate? Do we vote for our mayor? How does our school system work? Does the city of UA govern the school system? Is the library part of the city government? Is the library owned by our residents? These are common questions and with such variation across local municipalities, it’s no wonder that people are confused about the answers. In this first session of a four-part series, you’ll learn how the City of UA, UA Schools, and UA Public Library are structured and operated.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7 p.m. Have you ever wondered how your tax dollars are used? This second session will focus on the funding sources and financial operations of Upper Arlington’s city, school and library systems. You’ll hear about how taxes are approved and collected, and about the unique regulations and requirements for governmental and educational entities. This discussion is led by representatives of the city, school and library systems.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7 p.m. Local civic and community organizations play a key role in sustaining Upper Arlington. In this session, you’ll learn about organizations that provide significant support to our community. Examples of these types of organizations include the Upper Arlington Civic Association, The Upper Arlington Education Foundation, The Upper Arlington Community Foundation and more. The discussion will be led by representatives from each organization.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 7 p.m. Everybody wants to have the correct information, but with so many resources available on the internet, it’s sometimes hard to find the information that you’re searching for. And sometimes, it’s hard to discern which is credible information. In this final session, you’ll learn about the many resources available to UA’s citizens for becoming an effective information consumer. This session will be led by one of the Upper Arlington Public Library’s Reference Librarians.

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