January 13, 2022
Julia Wiley poses with British Army reenactors at the Fallen Timbers Battlefield 225th Anniversary celebration in August 2019.
Congratulations to Attorney Julia Wiley who was recognized as a 2021 General's Hero by The Mirror in Maumee. Each year The Mirror asks readers to nominate people who make a difference in the Maumee community. According to her nomination letter, Julie is deserving of recognition for her tireless work for both the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission (FTBPC) and the Waterville Historical Society.
As president of the FTBPC since 2015, Wiley has led a team to create multiple historical and outreach events that involve the community and other organizations including historical hikes of the the battlefield, Fort Miamis, and the monument. Wiley has worked with local educators to bring the Battle of Fallen Timbers back into the classroom; chaired a project to create a license plate to commemorate the battle; and planned and executed the 225th anniversary celebration in 2019. Wiley has contributed her professional expertise to the board of directors, and its strategic planning process, and she has developed fundraising initiatives.
She brings those same skills to the Waterville Historical Society where she is first vice president and part of the Executive Committee. She works on special events and public awareness and planns events such as ghost tours, architectural history hunts, and the historical flag exhibit during the Roche de Boeuf Festival.
Working with the Waterville Historical Society, she created a scholarship program and works with a Student Advisory Council to bring the history of the area out into the community.
Sharing her passion for local history, Julie is often featured giving local history presentations for a variety of organizations.
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