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Akron, Ohio

MAYOR DAN HORRIGAN RE-ESTABLISHES CITY OF AKRON SENIOR CITIZENS COMMISSION

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City of Akron Press Release
Published: 07-18-2016

Akron, Ohio, July 18, 2016 –   Mayor Dan Horrigan’s nominees for the newly reestablished Senior Citizens Commission received approval from Akron City Council Monday evening.  The Commission has been inactive for nearly a decade, limiting the ability of the city’s mature population of adults to have a voice in the community.

The Commission, created in the Akron Municipal Code, has ten members – five residents age 60 or older, and five representatives from agencies involved in the planning, or delivery of services to the mature adult population in the city.

The following individuals were appointed to staggered terms:

Ken Harmon, Akron resident, East Akron

Brenna Herman, Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

Karen Hrdlicka, Mature Services

Francis Ladd, Summit County Job and Family Services

Myoshi Levy, Akron resident, Summit Lake

Tom Nikola, Akron resident, Firestone Park

Jim Perge, Akron resident, North Hill

Susan Sigman, Direction Home/Area Agency on Aging

Harvey Sterns, Akron resident, West Akron

Connie Swain, Summit County Probate Court

“We have to make sure we are meeting the needs of Akron’s growing senior population, and the Commission will help to ensure we do,” remarked Mayor Horrigan.  “I’ve asked the Commission to review existing community reports and make recommendations on how we can best serve our seniors.”

“As this segment of the population grows in our city, and across the country, I believe it is important to have representatives of their community share with us first-hand their needs and how we can effectively meet them,” added Terry Albanese, Assistant to the Mayor/Education, Health & Families.

The Mayor’s Office and the Department of Neighborhood Assistance will staff the Commission.

For additional information, contact Dr. Albanese at 330/375-2489.

 

For further information, contact:
Christine R. Curry
Director of Communications
166 S. High Street, Akron, OH 44306
www.akronohio.gov
Phone: 330/375-2209
E-mail: [email protected]

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