Board Member: David Hamilton

Akron Municipal Court

David Hamilton was born and raised in Akron. He is a graduate of Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (CVCA) and received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology as well as minors in Criminal Justice and Criminology from the University of Akron. David earned his Juris Doctorate at the Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley School of Law.

David is a former Prosecutor and Judicial Attorney in Akron Municipal Court. He also served as the District 5 Summit County Councilman. As the Chair of Public Safety David started and spearheaded the Summit County Jail Advisory Commission in 2017. David is also the founder of the MY-STARS Summer Youth Enrichment Camp; designed for youth to gain exposure to “real world” skills and experiences needed for success in future planning for school and life. Being a prosecutor and councilman taught him the importance of public safety and fairness. David also started the Greater Akron Small Business Summit, which is a network for start-up small businesses in Summit County to learn about the resources that are available to them.

David is currently serving his first term as the Akron Municipal Court Judge.

David is involved in many civic and non-profit organizations. He is a former Board Member of Victim Assistance and AxessPointe Community Health Centers, Summit County Land Bank and the First Tee of Greater Akron. He is also a class 34 graduate of Leadership Akron. David was awarded the BMe Genuis fellowship, Crain’s Cleveland Business Forty under 40, the Greater Akron Chamber’s 30 for the Future award, Schumacher CLC Community Hero Award, and the Ohio Black Women’s Legislative Caucus Significant African American Honoree.  David is passionate about helping people and it is his desire to use his skillset and legal background to give back to his community.