Dr Martin Luther King Jr waving at a crowd of people during a demonstration

Dr. Martin Luther King Day Official City Holiday

Posted December 15, 2020 in Your Community by Mary Smith

Hilliard City Council voted Monday night to officially recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day as an official City holiday. 

City buildings will be closed on that day. The City will no longer close its buildings on Columbus Day, as has been Hilliard’s past practice. 

“This does not change the number of paid holidays City staff receives or the number of days City buildings are open to the serve the community,” said Andy Teater, City Council President. “Council’s support of this resolution is an important statement about our beliefs and priorities as a City, as well as a recognition of Dr. King’s important work.” 

City Manager Michelle Crandall said the City will be exploring possible ways to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King in the future. 

“In many places, this day becomes an opportunity to create programs that make a difference to the community through volunteerism, celebrations of diversity, and other activities that benefit others,” Crandall said. “I’d love to hear any ideas members of our community may have for what the City of Hilliard might do in the future to recognize and celebrate Dr. King’s legacy!” 

Residents with suggestions are invited to go to to share their ideas for programs that could be implemented in future years.