BOT 2018—Community

. February 26, 2019.

Outdoor Destination

The Toledo Zoo

RUNNER-UP: Wildwood Metropark

Best Neighborhood

Old Orchard, West Toledo

RUNNER-UP: Old Maumee

Suburban Downtown


RUNNER-UP: Sylvania

NonProfit Event

Acoustics for Autism
Project iAM

RUNNER-UP: Bark in the Park
Toledo Area Humane Society

Best Festival

The German-American Festival

RUNNER-UP: Old West End Festival

Charity / NonProfit

Toledo Area Humane Society

RUNNER-UP: Humane Ohio


The University of Toledo

RUNNER-UP: Bowling Green State University

Higher Education for Nontraditional Students

The University of Toledo

RUNNER-UP: Owens Community College

High School

Whitmer High School

RUNNER-UP: Toledo School for the Arts

Private Non-Catholic School

Maumee Valley Country Day School

RUNNER-UP: Toledo Christian Schools

Private Catholic School

St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy

RUNNER-UP: Notre Dame Academy

Country Club / Private Club

Brandywine Country Club

RUNNER-UP: The Toledo Club

Institution We’re Proud Of

The Toledo Zoo

RUNNER-UP: Toledo Museum of Art

House of Worship

CedarCreek Church

RUNNER-UP: Saint Joseph Parish

Religious Leader

Ben Snyder

RUNNER-UP: Bishop Daniel Thomas
Catholic Diocese

Place to Work


RUNNER-UP: The University of Toledo

Place to Volunteer

Toledo Area Humane Society

RUNNER-UP: Cherry Street Mission Ministries


Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur Representing the 9th District of Ohio.

RUNNER-UP: Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz

Activist / Advocate

Carrie Grindle
Lucas County Pit Crew

RUNNER-UP: Lexi Staples
Toledo Pride and Ohio Diversity Council


Toledo Federation of Teachers
111 South Byrne Rd., 419-535-3013.

The Toledo Federation of Teachers union wants all in the profession to do well economically and socially, supporting teachers through professional leadership so that they can better serve their students and the community. Since its founding in 1933, TFT has strived to accomplish these goals, and continues to do so by representing over 3,000 educators today.


Police Officer

Steven Bates

RUNNER-UP: Kevan Toney


Amanda Lyons

RUNNER-UP: Jason Mercurio