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Welcome to Carolyn Wallis, Our New Administrative Assistant!

Carolyn Wallis to Serve

as New Administrative Assistant

 

Welcome to Carolyn Wallis, who was recently hired to serve as the Village Administrative Assistant. Carolyn joins the Village following her retirement after nearly 32 years as Program Compliance Administrator for Hamilton County. She lives in Deer Park, and is especially glad to be working part-time and close to home.

 

Carolyn is thankful for the warm welcome she has received since beginning her role in early November. We know her knowledge and experience will be a great asset to the Village!

 

Special thanks to Jan Schneider, who served as the Interim Administrative Assistant since June of 2019, and who graciously agreed to stay on to assist with Carolyn’s onboarding process.

 

Carolyn Wallis (l.) and Jan Schneider (r.) shared administrative duties while Carolyn was onboarding

with Amberley Village.

Carolyn Wallis to Serve

as New Administrative Assistant

 

Welcome to Carolyn Wallis, who was recently hired to serve as the Village Administrative Assistant. Carolyn joins the Village following her retirement after nearly 32 years as Program Compliance Administrator for Hamilton County. She lives in Deer Park, and is especially glad to be working part-time and close to home.

 

Carolyn is thankful for the warm welcome she has received since beginning her role in early November. We know her knowledge and experience will be a great asset to the Village!

 

Special thanks to Jan Schneider, who served as the Interim Administrative Assistant since June of 2019, and who graciously agreed to stay on to assist with Carolyn’s onboarding process.

 

Carolyn Wallis (l.) and Jan Schneider (r.) shared administrative duties while Carolyn was onboarding

with Amberley Village.

 

Amberley Village to Host Distracted Driving Simulator October 27

The Amberley Village Police & Fire Department will host a Distracted Driving Traffic Safety Event at the Amberley Village Municipal Building at 7149 Ridge Road on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The event is open to the public, and is  especially valuable for experienced drivers, although everyone can benefit.  In a recent study, more than 76% of Americans say they are good drivers.  But clearly there is an overconfidence bias that develops with increased experience, as 93% of Americans admit to unsafe driving behavior.

The study, which was conducted by insurance provider Esurance, showed that distracted driving as a category was the second-leading cause of automobile fatalities by common unsafe driving behaviors, including changing the radio or navigation, eating and texting.

Amberley Village invites everyone to experience the Distracted Driving Simulator, which gives a virtual reality experience in a safe 3-D setting.  See first-hand the potentially deadly consequences of glancing at your phone, talking, or texting while driving.   The Simulator replicates the interior of a car, complete with a steering wheel, pedals and an on-screen “dash” display (see graphic, right).  Participants must be 15 years old or older to use the simulator.  Reservations are recommended at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/avsimulator; however, limited space will be reserved for walk in participants.

What Is Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.  Texting is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for five seconds. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.  You cannot drive safely unless the task of driving has your full attention. Any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing.

School Board Candidate Forum October 28

The success of the Cincinnati public school district impacts all Amberley homeowners, whether or not we have children enrolled. This November 5, a total of four out of the seven Board of Education seats are up for election. Six people are running for three positions, and three more are running to fill an unexpired term ending 12-31-2021. Come and hear from the candidates who wish to be the policy makers for our school district. These elected positions matter, and so does your voice! Let it be heard.

Join us on Monday, October 28, 7:00 p.m. in the Amberley Village Community Room by entering at the rear of the Municipal Building.  This event is open to all Amberley voters. Questions? Contact elidakamine@gmail.com or pegconway@gmail.com.

 

Save Time: Drive Through & Drop Off!

Amberley Village’s secure Tax Drop Box isn’t just for taxes!  Use it to turn in alarm payments, correspondence and any official Village business.  Learn more in our short, two-minute video below.

Hamilton County Heroin Coalition Task Force Named Task Force of the Year

Congratulations to Amberley Village’s Thomas M. Fallon for his role as Investigative Commander for the Hamilton County Heroin Task Force, which was recently recognized as “Task Force of the Year” by Ohio NARCO, a not-for-profit law enforcement association serving Ohio’s law enforcement community.

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From l. to r.:  Dick Meadows, President of Ohio NARCO; Tom Fallon, Amberley Village PD, Matt Guy, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office; Phil Herrmann, Cincinnati PD; Nelson Holden, Ohio State Highway Patrol; Shawn Cox, Sheriff’s Office; Charles Vanderpool, Cincinnati PD; Mark Bohan, Sheriff’s Office; Dennis Lowe,  President of Ohio Task Force Commanders.

(Not Pictured: Josh Schlie, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation; Darren Wilson, Drug Enforcement Administration;
Rick Blyberg, Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office)

School Board Candidate Forum October 28

School Board Candidate Forum
Monday, October 28, 7:00 p.m.
Amberley Village Community Room
(enter at the rear) 
The success of the Cincinnati public school district impacts all Amberley homeowners, whether or not we have children enrolled. This November 5, a total of four out of the seven Board of Education seats are up for election. Six people are running for three positions, and three more are running to fill an unexpired term ending 12-31-2021. Come and hear from the candidates who wish to be the policy makers for our school district. These elected positions matter, and so does your voice! Let it be heard.
This event is open to all Amberley voters. Questions? Contact elidakamine@gmail.com or pegconway@gmail.com.

Hamilton County Wireless Emergency Alert Test Scheduled for 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4

Hamilton County, OHIO – Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (EMHSA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first county-wide test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 9 a.m. EDT. A test message reading: “THIS IS A TEST of the Hamilton County Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action required.” will be sent to cell phones in Hamilton County to assess the county’s readiness to alert the public when an emergency is in progress. A backup test date is scheduled for September 10, 2019 at 9 a.m. EDT.

Many members of the public will receive the WEA test message on their cell phones. Specifically, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT, cell towers will broadcast the WEA test for approximately 30 minutes. During this time, WEA-compatible wireless phones that are turned on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA, should be capable of receiving the test message. The test WEA will appear to the public as a text-like message accompanied by a special tone and vibration, both repeated twice. Because this is just a test message, no action is required when the public receives the message.

For more information about the Hamilton County Wireless Emergency Alert Test please visit: http://www.hamiltoncountyohioema.org/wireless-emergency-alert-test-2019/.