(by Sandi Latimer, Staff Writer - December 22, 2010)
The Westland Area Commission has adopted a logo as the group seeks to create a stronger identity in the community.
The logo is in the shape of the commission’s coverage area and features the seal of the city of Columbus, since the commission is an arm of the city. The commission covers an area bordered by the Conrail tracks on the north, I-270 on the east, Big Run on the south and Hellbranch Creek on the west.
WAC started working on a logo a couple of years ago and had four designs at the 2009 Fourth of July for the community to vote on their favorite.
The concept of the logo was sketched out by Ashley Hoye, the commission’s Community Relations chair, with the final design being done by his son-in-law Collin Simula, a website designer.
The logo will be used on the commission’s web page and letterheads.
We can put it on our parade float to let people know who we are, Commission Chairman Linda Pitts said at the Dec. 15 meeting.
In other business, Shawn Thomas, the commission’s Public Health and Safety chair, agreed to take on the chairmanship of the Recreation and Parks Committee until new member Melissa Barth Kellty feels comfortable heading the committee. Thomas has served on the Recreation and Parks Committee and took over leadership after the resignation of JoEllen Locke.