Community Spotlight: Liberty Township
By Audrianna Modon on August 1, 2019
Liberty Township is home to over 3,000 Ohio families in Trumbull County. Founded in 1798 right outside of Youngstown, it's one of 24 communities in Ohio that share the same name.
Since joining NOPEC's gas and electric aggregation in 2015, the community has been awarded over $192,000 in NOPEC Energized Community (NEC) grants for energy efficiency projects.
This year, the township used their NEC grant to upgrade their digital community bulletin board. Located outside the Liberty Township administration building, the sign displays information about public events, meetings, and notices.
“There’s always something going on in Liberty, and this is just another way to get the word out,” said Martha Weirick, administrative secretary for the Liberty Township administration office. “Thanks to NOPEC, we were able to upgrade our outdated sign with energy-efficient LED low energy boards at a cost of $14,617.50.”
Liberty Township also benefits from NOPEC’s Community Event Sponsorship program. Through this program, the community will receive funds to support the upcoming Halloween and Fall Festival on October 27, helping to provide the community with an afternoon of snacks, fun games, prizes, and small gifts.
Planning of a Christmas program for the community is also in the works. This will include an appearance by Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, gifts, and snacks.