Community Spotlight: Amberley Village

Amberley Village Council Member Leslie McIntosh and Mayor Merrie Stillpass

The Community:
Amberley Village has a population of 3,585.

WeTHRIVE! Contacts:
Mayor Merrie Stillpass (on the right in photo) and Council Member Leslie McIntosh led the effort to pass the WeTHRIVE! Wellness Resolution in September 2011. They are now working to create a community garden and produce market as part of a comprehensive development plan for the Amberley Green property.

How Amberley Village THRIVES!: 
  • WeTHRIVE! Community: On September 12, 2011, Amberley Village became the second community in Hamilton County to pass the WeTHRIVE! Wellness Resolution, making a commitment to improve healthy food access and increase physical activity opportunities for residents.
  • Community Gardening: Part of the Village’s WeTHRIVE! Action Plan involves building a community garden in Amberley Green, a 133-acre property that was formerly a country club. Plans call for planting in spring 2012.

  • Community Collaboration: The Village plans to work with surrounding communities (Deer Park, Silverton, Golf Manor and Pleasant Ridge) to leverage resources and share spaces for community wellness.
  • Physical Activity: The Village has several spaces where residents and those in surrounding communities can stay active. The Mayerson JCC has a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, and programs for all ages. French Park, owned by Cincinnati Parks, has 275 acres and miles of hiking trails. And there is a walking track, ball fields, playground and tennis courts on the Village Hall grounds. 

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