Nancy Day-Achauer

Ohio State House District 23

2020 Race Update: Nancy lost 44.50% to 55.50%

Nancy Day-Achauer was born and raised in Nevada City, CA and moved to Ohio in 2005 to attend the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. After earning her master’s degree, she decided to stay in Ohio where she worked in Union County before moving to the far west side of Columbus. From the moment she moved to Columbus, Nancy has been engaged in community advocacy and grassroots organizing around the opiate epidemic, homelessness, food insecurity, and senior services.

She formed the United Westside Coalition in 2015 bringing together leaders from the greater Hilltop and Westland areas to address community needs. One of her most impactful efforts was organizing town hall meetings to educate the community about the opiate epidemic. Most recently, she organized the Hilltop Senior Services Initiative which resulted in the launch of Ville on the Hill, a program to help older adults age in place.

Nancy has since begun working with agencies engaged in fighting the opiate epidemic throughout Franklin County. She has served on the steering committee of the Columbus and Franklin County Addiction Plan and is a member of the Health and Risk Reduction and Prevention and Education Subcommittees. Nancy travels around Franklin County educating faith communities and community groups about addiction, the opiate epidemic, and ways groups can be engaged.

In addition to her work with addiction ministry, Nancy served on the Jordan’s Crossing Resource Center Steering Committee which opened a homeless resource center in Franklin Township. The center provides meals, food pantry, clothing, bicycles, health care, access to drug treatment, and a panhandling diversion program.

She is co-chair and a founding member of the Prairie Township Community Health Action Team which provides health education, advocates for food access, and provides a free year-round monthly produce distribution for low income residents. Additionally, Nancy is the past chairperson of the Westland Area Business Association and serves on the Westland Area Commission as chair of public health and safety.