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Assistant to the Mayor
Director of Neighborhood Assistance

John Valle
166 South High Street
Akron, OH  44308
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John W. Valle became Director of Neighborhood Assistance for the City on June 4, 2012, after serving six years as Deputy Director of Public Service and 17 years on Akron City Council.

It was in 1984 that Valle was first elected to City Council in Ward 1. Five years later, he was appointed to fill an At-Large seat on Council and was subsequently elected to three four-year terms.

From 1996-1998, Valle served as President of City Council. He also chaired several Council committees including Parks & Recreation, Public Utilities, Public Safety, Planning, and Rules. In 2001, prior to Valle's becoming the Clerk of Council, he was the longest-serving Council member with more than 17 years.

As Director of Neighborhood Assistance, Valle is responsible for oversight of the operations of the City of Akron Parks & Recreation Bureau, 311 Call Center, Customer Service, Housing and Nuisance Compliance.

Valle, who came to the City of Akron in a full-time capacity from the private sector, had managed several Acme Fresh Market Stores in the Akron area for more than 27 years at the North Hill, Kenmore, Ellet and West Akron stores.

Valle is a member of the boards of North Akron Baseball Association and First Tee of Akron. He serves as Vice-Chair of the District 8 Summit County Infrastructure Committee and Co-Chairman of Leadership Akron’s Alumni Service Project. He is a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and a volunteer at the Haven of Rest.

John and his wife, Jenee, have two sons and two grandsons. Valle is a lifelong North Hill resident.

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