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Akron Mayor Appoints Law Director


Patricia Ambrose Rubright to Assume Role as Akronís Director of Law

City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of stephanie york
Published: 03-18-2015

               Today, Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic, announced the appointment of Patricia Ambrose Rubright as the City’s new Director of Law.  Rubright follows Akron’s first female Law Director, Cheri B. Cunningham, who is retiring at the end of the month. 

               Rubright, a veteran Assistant Director of Law for over 30 years, and currently the City’s Personnel Director (a role she will maintain), will assume her new responsibilities as Law Director on April 1, 2015.  Rubright has previously served as the City’s Director of Labor Relations and has experience in multiple municipal subject areas.  She served both in the criminal and civil divisions of the City’s Law Department, and has handled complex federal litigation, labor negotiations, as well as various complicated employment issues.

               “I have asked Patti to assume various roles within my administration over the years, and each time she has exceeded my expectations,” said Mayor Don Plusquellic.  “I have no doubt that she will be able to smoothly transition to her new role as Law Director.”  

               “I am humbled to be asked to assume the awesome responsibilities that come with being the City’s Law Director,” said Rubright.  “I know the Law Department inside and out.  I know the people, the tremendous workload, and even the idiosyncrasies; and, I look forward to taking on this new challenge.”

               Her new salary will be $127,836.

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

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