WORK IN THE COMMUNITY

Nancy Day-Achauer believes you cannot represent people you don’t know, and the only way you can get to know the community is when you connect with people. Serving the community is her passion, a value instilled by her parents. She has worked in the community through a variety of roles and organizations.

Member of Prevention and Education Sub-Committee, and Healthcare & Harm Reduction Sub-Committee 2017 – present. Work with agencies and organizations located throughout Franklin County to combat overdoses and the drug epidemic.

Member of the OSU Veteran Student Coaching & Mentoring Committee.

Prevention & Education Committee and Speakers Bureau 2016 – 2017. Created and delivered “Heroin 101,” a presentation created in partnership with local health providers, facilitated community naloxone distributions, represented Franklin County faith and community leaders at statewide governor’s roundtable. 

Troop Leader 2014-2016

Corporate Member 2012 – 2019. Provide organizational oversight of community based urban renewal program.

Steering Committee Member 2017 – 2019. Worked with members to open homeless resource center, create partnerships with health and human service providers, and obtain resources to promote community well-being.

Co-chair and Founding member 2014 – present. Participant in coalition of community partners working to improve the health and wellbeing of the township with wellness programs including providing free produce distribution.

Co-Founder & Chairperson, 2016 – present. Organize grassroots movements to address community issues through programs such as the Hilltop Seniors Service Initiative and opiate prevention and education events including Westside Community Leaders Opiate Education Conference, Stop Our Opiate Epidemic Town Hall Meeting, and Recovery Is Possible. 

Chairperson 2014 – 2017. Organized Discover Westland and Independence Day Parade, further organization’s mission to support local businesses and promote commitment to the community.

Chair of Public Health and Safety Committee 2014 - present. Provide resource guide for people in need and promote public health initiatives in the community. Review zoning requests and liaison between community members and City of Columbus.

Member 2012 – 2018. Participated in interfaith fellowship of religious leaders.