Joseph Wyman, aka "Uncle Joe," was a career employee of Columbia Gas, but was better known locally as a long-standing councilman and mayor of Grandview.
He started his community service in 1940 when he oversaw a 60-person auxiliary police force, and became police chief in 1942.
He was elected to City Council in 1944 and served six terms.
In 1966, he was elected mayor and served until he retired in 1971.
Wyman was responsible for many local community projects, including the "Kiddie Korral" at Pierce Field.
He co-founded the Bobcat Boosters, sponsored Memorial Park at Northwest Boulevard and Oxley Road, and started the annual House Beautiful award.
His commitment to the children of Grandview was always evident, as evidenced in this quote: "I hope my health will permit me to ... promote any and all projects that will be of benefit to the young people of Grandview. I'm so proud of them."
Wyman is pictured here in the mid-1960s outside of his office at the Grandview Heights Municipal Building with a group of Grandview girls. He often met with such groups of children to talk about civic engagement.