State of the City Address


Given recent recommendations from the State of Ohio to put public events on hold to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and following consultations with Franklin County Public Health, the City has cancelled the 2020 State of the City Address. While we were excited to celebrate the City’s 2019 accomplishments and to make some major announcements for the year of opportunity ahead, the City recognizes the importance of these public health precautions. We are working on plans to share some of those announcements with the Whitehall community in other ways, so please stay tuned.

With that, Franklin County Public Health recommends the following precautions to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and reduce risk:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Take everyday preventive actions
  • Clean your hands often
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
  • Wash your hands after touching surfaces in public places.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
  • Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones)
  • Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.
  • Avoid all non-essential travel including plane trips, and especially avoid embarking on cruise ships.

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CANCELLED - 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 11 

With 365 days of opportunity in Whitehall, the City is doing something every day to prepare the community for the next decade of success. Join Mayor Kim Maggard for the 2020 State of the City Address to learn about what the City accomplished in 2019 and what to look forward to in the year ahead. 

Mayor Maggard will also proudly present the annual Opportunity Ambassador awards to two esteemed community members who have demonstrated their willingness to invest their time and talent into the community, creating opportunities and improving the lives of others. 

Questions about the event may be directed to Community Affairs Manager Megan Meyer at or 847-817-3131.