I attended the first meeting in the series for the Leadership UA "Resident's Guide" and it was an extremely educating event.

To the Editor:

I attended the first meeting in the series for the Leadership UA "Resident's Guide" and it was an extremely educating event.

The panel was with the Upper Arlington schools, the city and the library and was moderated by Ginny Barney. This session was all about local government and how Upper Arlington is organized compared to surrounding communities and what are our commonalities and differences. We also learned about how to be more active within our community through applying for commission and board positions and which ones you might need to run a campaign for versus being appointed.

It was a very personal way to meet our community leaders through networking before and after the event and during the Q&A portion. All the leaders were very approachable and willing to take any question asked.

One of the main inquiries was how community leaders address communication and the various miscommunications within the community on key issues. What the city, schools and library have realized over time is that there is not one way to communicate initiatives and activities within the community. They did admit it is also very difficult to stop misinformation once it gets out.

The best information resource from all three groups was to check their official websites to verify any information you hear that you might question or call each administrative office to seek clarification.

The start to the Leadership UA "Resident's Guide" series has exceeded my expectations and I hope others will join in on the upcoming sessions over the next few weeks.

I am proud to be a part of Upper Arlington and to learn more about the community and how it functions. Kudos to Leadership UA, the schools, the city and the library for coming together for this series.

Sarah Mueller

Upper Arlington