Wall of Honor Ceremony

When: Sunday, May 21st , 3-5pm (presentation followed by a reception)
Where: Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Road
All are welcome.

The City of Upper Arlington and Upper Arlington Historical Society are pleased to announce that John Austin Dunkel has been selected for induction into the Wall of Honor.

Mr. Dunkel (August 18, 1930 – February 6, 2011) was an Upper Arlington resident for 63 years dedicating a substantial part of his working life to the community he loved. A practicing attorney who rose through the ranks to become a senior attorney at Porter Wright Morris & Arther, LLP, Mr. Dunkel was best known locally for his time serving as Mayor and a member of City Council during the 1960s. He took it upon himself to challenge the Ohio State Legislature relative to a decades-old law regarding the governance of Ohio libraries. With the law overturned, his accomplishment set the stage for Upper Arlington to become independent of the Grandview Library and to establish its own library system. The Upper Arlington Library System has long been considered one of the jewels of this community. With branches on Tremont Road, at the Miller Park circle and on Lane Road, the UA Library celebrates 50 years of service in 2017.

 

John Austin Dunkel

John Austin Dunkel

The Wall Of Honor, found outside the Municipal Services Center, honors deceased Upper Arlington residents who contributed greatly to the city, state or nation, by his or her achievements.

The Wall Of Honor, found outside the Municipal Services Center, honors deceased Upper Arlington residents who contributed greatly to the city, state or nation, by his or her achievements.