NMA Believes in Community Service

NMA is dedicated to providing service to the community as an organization, and also encourages it's members to provide community service as individuals. From collecting toys for Firefighters for Kids to collecting canned goods for the Mid-Ohio Food-Bank to helping with the City's Neighborhood Pride program to collecting pop-can tabs for Ronald McDonald House, our chapter is always finding ways to enrich our community.

Playground Volunteers

In April this year, chapter members geared up for a recent Columbus Recreation & Parks project, braving the rain and mud to help build a new playground at Fairwood Park.

The Columbus Public Service Chapter provides annual support to the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership organization, whose mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.

Our members have individually volunteered for Habitat for Humanity Home of Hope, Honor Flight, neighborhood beautification projects, civic associations, Ronald McDonald House Charities, religious organizations, and mentoring programs, to name only a few.

Click here for a list of current community service opportunities.

One of NMA's notable community service activities is it's annual speech contest for high school students. Contestants are given the opportunity to write and present a five-minute speech and compete for scholarships at the local regional and national level.

Our 2012 contest winner, Gabe Caldwell, shown here with his proud father Robert, has also won first-place at the regional level He will complete for a $4000 scholarship at the national conference in September 2013.
Gabe & Dad

The City of Columbus' Neighborhood Pride program is another community program that many of our members help out with.

Pride Bike Safety

NMA members helped fit free bike helmets at a Neighborhood Pride annual bicycle safety festival. Members also helped with Columbus' First Annual Block Party and the annual Talent Search program.

We encourage all central Ohio managers, supervisors, leaders and professionals to learn more about the NMA and the CPSC chapter. Please contact Scott Ward, Chapter President at rsward@columbus.gov or Carnell Felton cbfelton@columbus.gov. Or complete a Membership Application and submit it to any NMA officer.