Get Involved

We give of ourselves, our time, our energy, our resources. The many community champions featured in the We Are Hamilton video all have one thing in common: they are making a positive difference in our community. By sharing their stories, we hope to actively engage more residents and businesses in our city. Each person can make a difference, and every difference matters. Community champions can be young, old, residents, employees, well-known, or unsung heroes, and their differences can make an impact on the entire community or just on their block. Check out the causes that our community champions support, and learn how you can start making a difference today. 

Being a community champion means being passionate about making our city a better place to live, work, and play. There are countless ways to be involved and make a difference. From attending community-wide events to working with youth in need, Hamilton offers something for everyone. Take a look at some of the activities that our community champions support. 


The Alive After 5 planning committee welcomes participation. Help organize events that support local businesses and have a blast!

A’shon Riggins:

Wear your best spirit wear and cheer on one of the Hamilton High School sports teams at their games,

Brian Woods:

Brian is a community volunteer at many events, including the annual Summer Concert Series at RiversEdge. To find out how to volunteer, contact Karen Wittmer at the Hamilton Visitors Bureau at


If you’ve ever thought about learning to row, now is your chance. Great Miami Rowing offers Learn to Row Days where you learn the basics of participating on a crew of eight or four members.

Cindy Trauthwein:

Become an advocate for local children with PARACHUTE

Craig Bucheit:

Would you like to know what the Hamilton Police Department is doing to make our city a safer place? Follow the HPD on Facebook for its latest projects and updates,

Joe and Sarah Marcum:

Are you passionate about making your community a better place? Look at the many opportunities to give back through the Hamilton Community Foundation,

Joshua Smith and Pat Moeller:

Did you know that the City of Hamilton regularly updates its Facebook page with news, events, and information? Stay up to date on all things Hamilton by liking the city’s Facebook page,

Megan Halverson:

The students of Badin High School participate in service learning volunteer projects with non-profit organizations throughout the community. The projects serve as learning opportunities for students while benefiting their community. Do you know of a non-profit organization that could benefit from volunteers? Check out Badin’s Christian Service Program ,

Tim Gibson:

Move into one of Hamilton’s vibrant neighborhoods and work with neighbors to make our community a better place through the 17Strong initiative, Get to know your neighbors and stay up to date with neighborhood news and events by using the Next Door app,

Ty and Lauren Smallwood:

Meet new friends and help organize one of the newest community events: the Hamilton Flea! Support local vendors, creators, and have fun at the same time, Do you have an idea for the next great community event? The City of Hamilton can provide guidance for making your idea a reality. Contact the City Manager’s office at

Zach Swelbar:

Butler Tech School of the Arts offers intense training programs for students interested in visual or performing arts. Check out one of the school’s many performances and exhibits, and support local student artists,


The team behind the We Are Hamilton series is looking for people who are making a difference in the Hamilton community. Whether their actions are big or small, we would love to hear about them. Do you have a neighbor that helps keep your block clean? A youngster with a talent or passion? Your favorite employee of a business you love? We are looking to highlight a wide range of people on our website, so submit your nomination today!



Summer Concert Series at RiversEdge
Summer 2017
Hamilton Flea
Second Saturdays May-September
Alive After 5
First Thursdays May-December