History

Fountain Square at night

Fountain Square at night

WCC has had an impressive history, and its future is full of possibilities. Founded back in 1915 before women had the right to vote, the Woman’s City Club of Greater Cincinnati…

 

  • Took the lead in founding the Cincinnati City Planning Commission in 1915, the Better Housing League in 1918, Mayor’s Friendly Relations Committee in the 1950s, Citizens Active to Support Education in 1976, the Hillside Trust in the 1980s and Citizens for Civic Renewal in 1914.
  • Supported the implementation of the Collaborative Agreement in 2004 as Cincinnati’s best chance to engage the community in mending racial relations and reducing crime. Urged CPS to adopt LEED standards
    in 2005 to improve academic performance and increase ecological awareness.
  • Endorsed a council resolution in 2014 to strengthen the culture of citizen engagement.
    Celebrated its Centennial with a gala dinner in March 2016.