Mayoral Recognitions – Past Honorees

November 5, 2019 Council Meeting

The Mayor proclaimed November as National Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14, 2019 as World Diabetes Day and urged all residents to increase their knowledge about diabetes.

November 5, 2019 Council Meeting

Sertoma Club Honored.

June 18, 2019 Council Meeting

The Mayor honored Eagle Scout George Roush.

May 21, 2019 Council Meeting

Pastor Tom Hoover of Hope United Methodist Church was honored for his 40+ years of service.  It has been our privilege to have him as a frequent guest at Council meetings to open the meetings in prayer.  May retirement treat him well!

April 16, 2019 Council Meeting

Sergeant Amanda Crosby, Corporal Kyle McClanahan, and Corporal Charles Kessinger were recently promoted and honored by Mayor Don Atkinson, Deputy Chief Allan Baer, and Chief Mark McDonough at Tuesday’s Council Meeting for their outstanding accomplishments and dedication to assisting the Whitehouse community.  We are grateful for their selfless commitment to protecting and serving.

Seth Moser, Benjamin Gerber, and Parker Scheuerman were honored at Tuesday’s Council Meeting for their outstanding contributions to the community and completion of their Eagle Scout projects.  (not pictured:  Robert Nicely and George Roush)

March 5, 2019 Council Meeting

Mayor Don Atkinson welcomed Combat Medic Sgt Stacie Phillips back from Iraq and honored her for her military service during a recent Council Meeting.

Thank you to all of our service men and women!

Council Meeting

Chief McDonough has been instrumental in creating and initiating new programs in Whitehouse, including “Coffee With a Cop”, the AW Area Citizens Police Academy and AW Area Drug Stoppers Program, the Whitehouse Senior Contact Program and installation of an Internet Sales Meet Up Spot in the parking lot.  He has also updated the Whitehouse PD policies and procedures, Field Training Program, Records Management System, and department recruitment and in-service training programs.

Chief McDonough holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, graduated from the FBI National Academy, Police Executive Leadership College, and the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.  He is a member of the FBI National Academy Associates, International, National and Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, Metropolitan Toledo Criminal Justice Administrators Association, Lucas County OVI Task Force, Lucas County Coalition of Organizations Protecting Elders, Maumee Municipal Court Domestic Violence Task Force, and the Wood County FOP Lodge.

Many thanks to Chief Mark McDonough and all he has done for Whitehouse and the surrounding community!

Lucas County Veterans Service Commission Representatives
August 21, 2018 Council Meeting

Lucas County Veterans Service Commission representatives spoke at the Whitehouse Council meeting on August 21, 2018.  Pictured are Mayor Don Atkinson; Attison Digby, VSC Commissioner; Eugene Shurtz, VSC Commissioner; and Lee Armstrong, VSC Executive Director.

Mayor Atkinson welcomes Veronica Mora from the Veterans Matter organization at the August 7, 2018, Whitehouse Village Council meeting.
August 7, 2018 Council Meeting

Mayor Atkinson welcomes Veronica Mora from the Veterans Matter organization at the August 7, 2018, Whitehouse Village Council meeting.

Cherry Cafe Volunteers 2018
Council Meeting

At a recent Council meeting, Mayor Donald Atkinson recognized and thanked residents who volunteered at the Cherry Café during the annual Cherry Fest.  Proceeds from the Café were donated to the Veterans Memorial Park fundraising efforts.

Mayor & Thomas Hilt
June 19, 2018 Council Meeting

Thomas S. Hilt, a recent AW graduate, was honored by Mayor Don Atkinson at the June 19, 2018 Council meeting.  Thomas, an exemplary student and Whitehouse citizen, was honored for his appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Pictured are Mayor Atkinson, Thomas, and his mother, Melissa Hilt.

Mayor & Roger Simpson
June 5, 2018 Council Meeting

Mayor Don Atkinson honored Roger Simpson during the June 5, 2018, Council meeting.  Mr. Simpson was instrumental in bringing soccer to Whitehouse and northwest Ohio.

Born in Bedford, England, he and his wife, Carol, moved to Whitehouse in 1969.  Coach Simpson imparted the great tradition of soccer to his three sons first and then naturally their friends became interested in this revolutionary new game.  In 1971 the Whitehouse Rangers were formed and soon other schools asked him to help start teams and lead soccer clinics in the area.

Mayor & Parents Club
May 15, 2018 Council Meeting

During the May 15, 2018, Council meeting, Mayor Don Atkinson presented a Certificate of Recognition to the Whitehouse Parents Club for outstanding contributions and service to the Whitehouse community.

The Whitehouse Parents Club (WPC) is an organized group of parents supporting the education of and activities for students at Whitehouse Primary. The mission of the WPC is to promote an environment where teachers and administrators can do their best work and students can do their best learning by operating in conjunction with and for the benefit of the school and students.

The group sponsors activities and provides financial support to the school through various fundraising activities and events.  Pictured are Mayor Don Atkinson with Dawn Ray, President,  and Laurie Dewitz, Treasurer, of the WPC.

Mayor Don Atkinson & Ed McKay of PFA
May 1, 2018 Council Meeting

The Whitehouse Progressive Fishing Association (PFA) was recognized for its outstanding service to area youth during the May 1, 2018 Village Council meeting.

The PFA, a non-profit organization, promotes interest in outdoor sports and appreciation for wildlife and natural resources.  The Fishing Derby, an annual event for children 15 years and younger, will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 9:00 am.

Drug Take Back
April 28, 2018 Drug Take Back Press Conference

Pictured are the participants in the Drug Take Back Press Conference held at Kroger in Waterville this morning announcing the National Drug Take Back Event this Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10 am to 2 pm.

Turn in your unused prescription and over-the-counter medications for safe disposal at any of these convenient locations.  Collection sites will not be able to accept lotions, syringes, liquids, inhalers, or patches.

·         Whitehouse Fire Department, 10550 Waterville Street
·         Waterville Kroger, 8730 Waterville Swanton Road
·         Monclova Fire Department, 4395 Albon Road
·         Springfield Township Fire Department, 7145 Garden Road
·         Sylvania Police Department, 6635 Maplewood Avenue
·         Sylvania Township Police Department, 4420 King Road

Pictured Tina Scheuerman, Patrolman Ken Scheuerman, and Mayor Don Atkinson
April 19, 2018 Council Meeting

Pictured Tina Scheuerman, Patrolman Ken Scheuerman, and Mayor Don Atkinson

Whitehouse Patrolman Kenneth Scheuerman received an award on April 19, 2018, at the Annual Heroes Night from the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio.

On September 11, 2017, Patrolman Scheuerman and Patrolman Carmen Kantner acted in a manner reflecting the finest tradition of the law enforcement profession by performing outstanding service when they alerted a family that their deck was on fire and extinguished the blaze.

Mayor & Pamela Rose
April 17, 2018 Council Meeting

During the April 17, 2018, Council meeting, Mayor Donald Atkinson honored Pamela Rose for her service to Whitehouse.

Pamela unequivocally supports the community and has assisted in fundraising efforts by donating her auctioneer services to the Anthony Wayne Youth Foundation and Boy Scout Pack 97 Cake Auctions.  She is also one of the creators and donors of the AW Ski Boosters Club.

Pamela lives and works in Whitehouse and is a diehard General.  “It’s the hometown auctions that I enjoy most and to be a part of a community I love so dearly.”

Pamela Rose Auction Company, located in Whitehouse, is a local business specializing in the sale of real estate and asset management and liquidations.   Pamela has been a licensed realtor since 1989 and is a second generation auctioneer.

vietnam mayor

At a recent Council meeting, Mayor Atkinson, on behalf of Council and the residents, made a proclamation to recognize March 29, 2018 as Vietnam War Veterans’ Day to honor and thank the United States military members who served in the Vietnam War.

A commemorative 50th Anniversary Vietnam War flag is being flown at Village Hall through March 29, 2018.  Citizens are encouraged that as we see Vietnam Veterans in our daily lives, specifically on March 29th, let us seek them out to express our deepest gratitude for what they surrendered for our freedom and that of South Vietnam.

Mayor & Amy
February 20, 2018 Council Meeting

During the February 20, 2018, Whitehouse Council meeting, Mayor Don Atkinson recognized Amy Barrett for her outstanding work with the Awake Community Coalition.  As Executive Director, Ms. Barrett has championed efforts to help our youth make safe and healthy choices by teaming up with schools, parents, youth, and the community to prevent youth alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug abuse.

For more information about the Anthony Wayne Community Awake program, visit their website at

Mayor & Kitzler
February 6, 2018 Council Meeting

At the February 6, 2018, Council meeting, Mayor Don Atkinson presented a Proclamation to Deputy Chief Todd Kitzler for his exemplary work on the Freezin’ for a Reason event held on January 13, 2018, to raise funds for the Veterans Memorial Park.  This event has now officially been titled the Todd Kitzler Freezin’ for a Reason Event and will be held annually.

Whitehouse Students
January 16, 2018 Council Meeting

On behalf of Mayor Don Atkinson, three students from the Whitehouse Primary School and their art teacher, Heidi Nagy, were recognized at the January 16, 2018, Council meeting.

Recognition was given for their artistic talents in the design of the winter banners displayed on Providence Street and at the Finzel Road/Rt 64 roundabout.  Pictured are Olivia Pagan, Taylor Wilson, Heidi Nagy, and Nora O’Shea.  Each was given a small token of appreciation from the Mayor.  Congratulations to these talented young artists and the Whitehouse Primary School staff!

Photo courtesy of The Mirror Newspaper
January 2, 2018 Council Meeting

On January 2, 2018, Mayor Don Atkinson awarded Leroy Ryerson a Certificate of Recognition for outstanding contributions to the Village of Whitehouse for his dedication and involvement in Whitehouse Village Council from 1980 – 1989, Board of Zoning Appeals from 2005 – Present, Spencer Township-Whitehouse JEDZ Board, Veterans Memorial Park, Destination Whitehouse, Inc., and Whitehouse American Legion Post 384.

Leroy and his wife, Joann, have been married for 60 years and have two children.  Leroy has resided in Whitehouse for 86 years.