State of the Community
At our annual State of the Community Address, various community leaders join Mayor Ben Kessler to give a whirlwind tour of highlights from the year behind and what to expect in the year ahead. This year, attendees will enjoy brief presentations from Bexley School District, Bexley Public Library, the Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce, Bexley Education Foundation, Bexley Community Foundation, Capital University, St. Charles Preparatory Academy, and Columbus School for Girls. Recordings of previous State of the Community events can be found below!
2021 State of the Community Address
Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 6:30 pm via Zoom
A recording of this event is coming soon!
At the 2021 State of the Community Address, community partners will join Mayor Ben Kessler to discuss highlights of 2020, and a look ahead at what's in store for 2021.
The photos used in our 2021 State of the Community announcement come from David Distelhorst of Bexley Public Library and Tyler Trill of Bexley City Schools. David Distelhorst, Local History Librarian, created a permanent photo archive, Bexley Responds • COVID-19. This collection historically documents how community members lived and responded to the pandemic. A special thank you to David and Tyler for sharing these photographs with us. We encourage you to check out the digital archive!
2020 State of the Community Address
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm at Columbus School for Girls' Agnes Jeffrey Shedd Theater
The 2020 was a panel-style discussion with leaders from Bexley Public Library, Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Bexley Community Foundation. This layout made it more conversational, and easier to ask questions to the panelists. A recording of this event is below.
2019 State of the Community Address
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm at Bexley City School's Cassingham Theatre
Leaders from Bexley School District, Bexley Public Library, the Bexley Community Foundation, Capital University, and the Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce joined Mayor Kessler to provide updates on their organizations. A recording of this event is below.