BW nurse wins Sunbury award


SUNBURY — Big Walnut Local Schools Nurse Megan Truax is the first recepient of the city’s Citizen Recognition Award.

“In addition to her role as the Big Walnut District nurse, she is also the co-director of the Big Walnut Neighborhood Bridges program,” the city recently posted on Facebook. “Through her work with the Bridges Program, Megan has helped countless families in their time of need. Her numerous acts of kindness should be an inspiration to us all. As the first recipient of this award, Megan has set the bar high. Being described as someone who is ALL HEART, a wealth of knowledge, an amazing leader within the schools and community, and deeply caring.”

While Truax is the first recipient of this award, she won’t be the last.

“Each quarter the City of Sunbury will recognize a resident, volunteer, student, or group of individuals for their service, dedication, and/or commitment to improving the Sunbury community or enhancing the lives of its residents,” the city said. “Individuals selected for this honor will receive public recognition at a City Council meeting where they will receive a resolution signed by the mayor that acknowledges their contributions to the community.”

For more information, visit For those who do visit the website, they’ll notice it has been updated.

“It did, it got a little refresh in hopes to make it more appealing and easier to navigate,” said city spokeswoman Amber Swain, in an email.

In a sign of the community’s growth, Sunbury is seeking a city planner. Details are on the website. The first review of applications is May 10.

“The City of Sunbury, Ohio (population 7,300) is a rapidly growing community located just 25 miles north of Columbus, Ohio in fast-growing Delaware County,” said the job description.

The website offers other information about Sunbury’s location.

“Conveniently located 4 miles from I-71, Sunbury is only 10 miles from Westerville, Ohio; 13 miles from New Albany, Ohio,” said the site’s Economic Development page. “Sunbury is the 2nd fastest growing community in Ohio for 2020 with a growth rate of 26.7% based on ACS data (American Community Survey).”

Sunbury’s slogan is “Small town. Big ideas. Perfect balance.” In a sign of that balance, the city posted on Facebook, “Don’t forget, this Saturday at the Town Hall from 9 a.m.-noon we will be having vendor signups for the Farmers Market. Coffee and donuts will be provided.” The Town Hall is at 51 E. Cherry St., Sunbury.

The Farmers Markets will start May 6 and take place every Saturday through September from 9 a.m. to noon on the square. The event is sponsored by the Big Walnut Civic Association.

Assistant Editor Gary Budzak covers the eastern half of Delaware County and surrounding areas. He may be reached at [email protected].

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