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Walton Hills Citizens League

The Citizens' League was organized in 1963 by a group of civic-minded Villagers who believed that everyone should contribute and be interested in good government. All adult Village residents are eligible and are encouraged to become a member at nominal annual dues. Important issues and topics are discussed in a non-partisan, professional manner at regular meetings. Guest speakers are welcome to present information on interesting subjects. Our goal is to assist the democratic process through education by keeping our electorate well informed, while promoting Civic Pride.

An annual Candidate Night Forum* is hosted by the Citizens' League in the Village prior to the November elections. The Citizens' League also inaugurated a program to honor Village residents so as to recognize and acknowledge one of Walton Hills very special residents, who has unselfishly given their time and talents for the enrichment of this community. The Citizens' League seeks out nominations of worthy individuals beginning in May each year.

The individual selected will then receive the prestigious "Citizen of the Year" award during the Community Day Celebration in August.

Citizens of the Year Honor Roll;

2022 Michelle Vlk
2018 Tom Nowicki
2017 Ruth Hackbart
2016 Jenna Allen
2015 Bob Romanowski
2014 Ray Tinter
2013 Maddie Timm
2012 Joan Wills
2011 Ruth Money
2010 Jean Turner 
2009 Bob Kainsinger
2008 Jim Salamon
2007 Bill Deak
2006 Patricia Day
2005 Jean Kainsinger

Walton Hills Fifty Plus Club

We realize the importance of addressing the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of our members. Our special programs include an annual picnic, Christmas party, Spring Luncheon and Tuesday Out-to-lunch Bunch.

After the business meetings, we usually have a speaker or entertainment and refreshments. Meetings are held at the Village Community Room on the third Monday of each month from September to May at 1:00 p.m.

Walton Hills Historical Resource Center

The Walton Hills Historical Resource Center, located in the Community Room showcases at the Village Hall Community Building, displays local archives, memorabilia and historically significant written material about this section of Bedford Township and the Village of Walton Hills. Among its items are Jefferson Walton's Civil War Discharge Papers and Civil War Pension Certificate, maps of the area dating back to the late 1700s, old newspaper articles of historic note and detailed interviews with people who lived here in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Founded in 1999, The Historical Resource Center is open to the public the last Monday of each month, and other times too, upon request. Walton Hills Historical Resource Center Historical Albums.

Historical Documents - Village of Walton Hills

Walton Hills Lake

The Walton Hills Lake boasts a sandy beach and a lake that is chlorinated and treated for all its members and guests to swim in. This unique thirteen-acre park is nestled in a small valley off Rotary Drive and is a family recreational facility chartered as a not-for-profit corporation with membership open exclusively to Walton Hills Village homeowners and property owners. Besides a large sandy beach area for all to play on, there is a 1/2- acre lake with water attractions and swimming. The grounds include a large picnic pavilion with a fireplace, bathhouse/restrooms, shaded picnic sites with tables, small barbecue grills and a large  grill. Also included is a playground area along with other available sports equipment and a large rustic parking area. A small concession stand is open during some holidays or social events. 

The Walton Hills Lake operations are on a volunteer basis so as to allow membership availability through a modest annual fee. For over fifty years this lake facility, which was given to be held in trust by and for its residents, has been the focal point within the Village for all the Lake members to enjoy. Membership along with volunteerism is encouraged and will ensure its preservation for future generations.

Walton Hills Owl

The Walton Hills Owl is a monthly non-political publication that prints civic and social news of general interest to the residents of Walton Hills. The newsletter is created by an all-volunteer staff and delivered at no charge to residents of the Village. The Owl is unique in that many of its articles are written and submitted by the various social and civic organizations in the community, this making it truly a newspaper for the people and by the people. The intent of the publication is to create a spirit of cooperation among its readers so they may actively partake in the betterment and continued progress of their Village. It is financially supported by advertisers and donations.

The Owl was founded in 1957 as a newsletter to members of the Walton Hills Estates Club, residents who had purchased lots from the Conelly Realty Company. In February 1958 the Owl separated itself from the Estates Club to become a Village-wide publication.

Walton Hills Women's Club 

This club promotes friendship and offers services both inside and outside our community. Annual scholarship awards to high school seniors, monthly card-a-rama and after funeral services within the Village, welcoming new residents and donations to selected charities are some of the activities this membership accomplishes.

Meetings are the 4th Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Village Community Room. Each meeting features an interesting program. All women of the Village are welcome to join or to come visit to see this club in action. Watch the Owl for more information or check the Village calendar.