100 Days of Impact: An Afternoon with Elected Leaders

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On April 18, 2024, we hosted 100 Days of Impact: An Afternoon with Elected Leaders sponsored by State and Federal Communications.

It was an honor to join together to celebrate the work of our arts and culture sector with elected leaders who make such an impact in our community. This sector plays a pivotal role in shaping the identity and character of our community—by fostering creativity, innovation, and a sense of belonging, bringing people together in shared experiences that transcend boundaries.

Our work is guided by the Akron/Summit Cultural Plan, which outlines community-driven priorities and serves as our north star. We stand committed to partnering with elected officials and community leaders from across Summit County and northeast Ohio to leverage the power of the arts for a positive impact.

At the event, we were joined by:

  • Sharon Connor, City of Akron Council
  • Judge Katarina Cook, Summit County Domestic Relations Court
  • Sheriff Kandy Fatheree, Summit County Sheriff’s Office
  • Brandon Ford, Summit County Council, District 5 
  • Kyle Herman, Stow City Council
  • Judge Kani Hightower, Summit County Domestic Relations Court
  • Elliot Kolkovich, Summit County Prosecutor
  • Sandra Kurt, Akron Municipal Clerk of Court             
  • Mayor Shammas Malik, City of Akron
  • Mayor Allen Mavrides, City of Munroe Falls
  • Judge Kathryn Michael, Summit County Court of Common Pleas
  • Drew Reilly, Law Director, City of Stow
  • Gloria Rodgers, Summit County Council, District 3 
  • Judge Susan Baker Ross, Summit County Common Pleas Court
  • Kristen Scalise, Fiscal Officer, County of Summit
  • Mayor Carol Siciliano-Kilway, City of Tallmadge
  • Ralph Waszak, Sr., Council President, Village of Richfield
  • Ross Widenor, Munroe Falls City Council Ward 1
  • Jeff Wilhite, Summit County Council, District 4         
  • Mayor Rocco Yeargin, City of Green
  • Amber Zibritosky, Clerk of Courts Stow Municipal Court

To those in attendance, your commitment to engaging with our community and understanding the role that arts and culture play in shaping the vibrancy of Summit County is seen and appreciated!