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2014 State of the City Address by Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic


City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of stephanie york
Published: 03-14-2014

The 2014 State of the City Address by Mayor Don Plusquellic will be Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the John S. Knight Center, 77 East Mill Street, in downtown Akron.   The address is co-sponsored by the Greater Akron Chamber, Kiwanis Club of Akron, the Rotary Club of Akron, Akron Press Club, and the Akron Roundtable.

In this annual address, Mayor Plusquellic will touch upon the municipal achievements of 2013 and talk about current and future City issues and projects.

In 2011, Plusquellic was re-elected to a seventh term and this year began his 28th year as Mayor of the City of Akron in January 2014.  The city’s longest-serving mayor is a life-long resident of Akron.  He became the 59th Mayor of Akron in January 1987, after serving with distinction for 13 years on Akron City Council, including three years as President from 1984-1987.  Citizens of Ward 9 first elected him to Council as their representative in 1973, when he was 24 years old.

Mayor Plusquellic has devoted more than 40 years to public service in a career highlighted by great leadership successes locally and nationally.  A graduate of Akron’s Kenmore High School, Plusquellic attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering and graduated from Bowling Green State University School of Business.  He earned his J.D. from The University of Akron School of Law. Plusquellic has won countless local and national awards; most recently he was honored for his support of the arts and culture, receiving the National 2014 Public Leadership in the Arts Award.

Registration and networking begin at 10:30 a.m., with the program and lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m.  To make a reservation, call the Greater Akron Chamber at (330) 237-1237 or register at, though the events calendar.  RSVP by Noon on Friday, March 28th, 2014.  The cost is $22 for individuals and $220 for a table of ten people.


For further information, contact:
stephanie york
communications director
Phone: 330-375-2345
E-mail: [email protected]

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