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The Executive News Releases are distributed by the County of Summit Department of Administration and Public Information.  For more information contact: Assistant Chief of Staff.

 


2019

JANUARY

County of Summit Partners with Ohio National Guard for Hazardous Materials Training

Summit Artspace to Hold County Photo Exhibition

County of Summit Raises over $500 for Local Salvation Army

Summit County Department of Job and Family Services to Conduct Early Issuance of February SNAP Benefits

County of Summit and City of Akron Sponsor 2019 Akron-Summit Holocaust Arts and Writing Contest

Updates Regarding Assistance Programs Affected by Federal Government Shutdown

Calyx Peak Companies Conducts Akron's First Medical Marijuana Harvest

County of Summit Executive Sponsoring Go Red for Women Events in February

 

FEBRUARY

March SNAP Benefits to be Partially Issued on February 22

Akron-Summit Holocaust Arts & Writing Contest Submission Deadline Extended

Summit County Department of Sanitary Sewer Services Launches Online Payment Portal

County of Summit Employees Raise $300 for American Heart Association

 

 

MARCH

Summit County Executive Launches Economic Development Website, Premieres Promotional Video

County of Summit Declares March Women's History Month

Summit County Summer Youth Employment Program Registration to Open on April 1

2019 Summit for Kids Russ Pry Youth Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

County of Summit Recognizes World Down Syndrome Day

Summit County to Hold Can Do! Dog Licensing Program at Acme Fresh Market Locations

 

APRIL

County of Summit Declares April Child Abuse and Family Awareness Month

County of Summit Passes 2020 Census Awareness Resolution

County of Summit Celebrates National Community Development Week

Summit County Pays Tribute to Workers at Memorial Ceremony

 

MAY

County of Summit Joins Annual Akron-Summit Holocaust Commemoration and Awards Ceremony

County of Summit Unveils Opportunity Zones Prospectus

Summit and Medina Counties Celebrate 'In Demand Jobs Week' May 6-10

Summit County Employees Donate Funds and Food to Harvest for Hunger Campaign

Summit County Officeholders Recognize Employees with High Point Awards; Heckman Honored with Cliff Skeen Award

 

JUNE

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro to Appoint Diane Miller-Dawson as New Director of Finance & Budget

County of Summit and City of Akron Played Host to Center for Homeland Defense and Security and FEMA for Executive Education Seminar

Summit County Recognizes National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Summit County Celebrates A Week to Change Direction

Summit County Recognizes June 15 as Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Chief of Staff Jason Dodson Stepping Down in August to Join Roetzel & Andress LPA; Finance Director Brian Nelsen Tapped as New Chief of Staff

Summit County Introduces Residential PACE Financing for Home Energy Improvements

 

JULY

Summit County Honored with NACIO Awards of Excellence

Summit County Executive Named Crain's Women of Note Honoree

 

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2018

JANUARY

Victim Assistance and Humane Society Grants

County and City Land Swap

Go Red for Women

Staffing Changes

Human Trafficking Awareness Month

FEBRUARY

Go Red for Women

New Deputy Director

P3 Infrastructure Revolving Loan Fund

Historical Society Grant

DJFS Closed February 20th

Capital Plan

MARCH

Job and Family Services Closed 03-22 and 03-23

9-1-1 Video Contest

Project Learn Award

Summit for Kids Russ Pry Youth Award Nominations

Women's History Month

National Consumer Protection Week

DJFS Introduces New Call-in Application Model

Ohio Erie Canalway Grant PR

Development Fund Western Reserve Grant

APRIL

2018 Summer YouthEmployment

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro Receives Autism Ambassador Award

National Community Development Week

PR-Beloved Communities

Village of Clinton Sanitary Sewer Plan

Can Do Event April 2018

Can Do Event 2018 Results

 

MAY

May is Public Assistance Fraud Awareness Month

SOAR Award 2018

In Demand Jobs Week

Reentry Event

Harvest for Hunger Campaign Results

 

JUNE

Summit County Contracts With Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank

Alzheimers and Brain Awareness Month

2018 Summit for Kids Awards Nominations Release

Cuyahoga River Pedestrian Bridge Grant Funding

Summit County Children Services Board Levy

CDBG and Home 2018 Investment Partnership Program

Summit County to Collaborate with City of Barberton on Wastewater Treatment Plant Projects

Summit County Receives United Way’s Visionary Award

JULY

Summit County Transportation Improvement District Awarded $842,500 

Dispatch Consolidation Final

Summit County Animal Control to Hold Summer Adopt-A-Thon on July 28, 2018

COUNTY OF SUMMIT RUSSELL M. PRY BUILDING TO CLOSE FOR REMAINDER OF DAY DUE TO MANDATORY EVACUATION

2018 Summer Adopt-A-Thon Results in the Placement of 94 Animals

Summit County Department of Job and Family Services Partnering with LeBron James Family Foundation’s I Promise School

AUGUST

2018 State of the County Press Release

Stand Down PR

Job and Family Services closed 08-18

Summit for Kids Youth Award Lourdes Montes

Energy and HWAP Grant Funding

August is Child Support Awareness Month

Reminder to Save the Date for the 9th Annual Summit for Kids Expo

Summit County to Build New Sanitary Sewer System in the Turkeyfoot Lake Area of New Franklin

Summit County Jail Operations Advisory Commission Makes Recommendations on Increasing Safety, Efficiency and Quality of Jail Services

County Executive Shapiro and County Council Pass Legislation Recognizing the Month of September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Summit County

SEPTEMBER

2018 ALZ Walk Press Release

Babcock and Wilcox Announces Relocation to Akron’s East End

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro's Department of Finance and Budget Receives Distinguished Budget Award

Hope United Breaks Ground on County Donated Land for Relapse Prevention Wellness Center

OCTOBER

2018 Salvation Army

2018 Complete Count Committee

Summit County Declares Support for Issue 8

Summit County Celebrates International Day of the Girl

October is Energy Efficiency Month in Ohio

Summit County to Hold Annual Adopt-A-Thon on October 27, 2018

Summit County Declares October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month

County of Summit, ReWorks and John S. Knight Center Collaborate for Zero Waste Event at 2018 State of the County Address

Fall Adopt-A-Thon Results in Placement of 87 Animals

Councilmembers Prentice and Soyars, County Executive Shapiro Introduce Pipeline Emergency Response Fund Legislation

NOVEMBER

County of Summit Dedicates World War II Memorial at Courthouse

2019 Dog Licenses Go On Sale December 1st

DECEMBER

County of Summit – WWTP 36 (Upper Tuscarawas) RBC Replacement

Summit County to Hold 12 Dogs of Christmas/Meowy Christmas Adoption Event

WWTP 36 Environmental Assessment

Summit County Department of Job and Family Services Announces New Business Hours

County of Summit and City of Akron Break Ground at New Firestone Business Park


2017

JANUARY

Time is Running Out to Purchase 2017 Dog Licenses, Summit County Will Sell Dog Licenses at Five Acme Fresh Market Locations on Saturday, January 28

Time is Running Out Dog License Sale Results

FEBRUARY

County Executive Ilene Shapiro, County Council and First Energy Foundation Support The Battered Women's Shelter

Statement by Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro on the Appointment of Interim President and CEO Dr. Cliff Deveny

MARCH

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro Announces Hiring of State Representative Greta Johnson

The Russell M. Pry Endowed Memorial Scholarship The Russell M. Pry Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Executive Ilene Shapiro Names June Carr Deputy Director of Employee Benefits

Summit County and Akron among 20 Counties and Cities in the Nation to Receive Grants to Design, Test Innovative Criminal Justice Reforms

2017 Summit for Kids Russ Pry Youth Award, Nominations Now Being Accepted

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro Sends Letter Urging Congressional Leaders to Preserve Municipal Bond Tax-Exemption

State of Ohio Awards $500,000 Grant for Emergency 9-1-1 Software to County and Several Municipal Partners

APRIL

County Executive Ilene Shapiro, County Council and Development Finance Authority of Summit County Announce Down-Payment for Jobs Program

Summit County 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program Registration Is Underway

Summit County Attends Training for Emergencies 

County Executive Ilene Shapiro and County Council Declare Summit County Autism Friendly - First in State

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro Commemorates Holocaust Days of Remembrance

MAY

Summit County Receives SOAR Awards

Executive Shapiro Recognizes Summit County EMS during EMS Week, May 21-27

In Honor of National Drug Court Month, Executive Shapiro Proclaims May 22nd as "Turning Point Drug Court Day"

Akron Residents Mistakenly Receive Letter to Sign Up for Utility Line Warranty

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro joins Summa Health to celebrate breaking ground on their new West Tower

County Executive Ilene Shapiro and County Council pass legislation naming Mental Health Awareness Month and Infrastructure Week

County of Summit, Development Finance Authority of Summit County Fund Down-Payment for Jobs Program to Spur Local Development

The County of Summit earns national achievement award for "Bringing Mental Health to Main Street"

Summit County Selects NOPEC for Opt-Out Natural Gas Aggregation Program

JUNE

Summit County Leads Initiative to Save Costs and Improve Efficiency in Local Prosecutors’ Offices

Summit County Animal Control to Hold Summer Adopt-A-Thon on July 15, 2017

County of Summit Awarded Nearly $1 Million Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Court Program Grant

Summit County Employee Recognition Day Recognizes 19 Employees; Russ Pry Honored with the Cliff Skeen Award

County Council Adopts Legislation to Place Renewal of the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board Levy on November 2017 Ballot

"Can Do!" Dog Licensing Program Set for Saturday, June 24th at Five Acme Fresh Market Locations

County of Summit and Three Cities Explore Consolidation of Public Safety Dispatch Operations

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro Recognized in Crain's Cleveland Business "Who's Who in Northeast Ohio" 2017

Summit County Executive Recognizes June as LGBT Pride Month

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro Congratulates Akron Zoo on New "Curious Creatures" Exhibit *

JULY

Summit County Department of Job and Family Services to Delay Opening Until Noon on July 31, 2017 for Russell M. Pry Building Dedication

Summit County Transportation Improvement District Awarded $400,000 in Grant Funding for Economic Development and Roadway Improvements

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro Recognizes the Month of August as Summit Kids Month in Summit County

County Executive Ilene Shapiro Praises Animal Control and Community on Successful Adopt-a-Thon

Summit County Triangle Building to be dedicated as the Russell M. Pry Building

AUGUST

Summit County to Expand Akron Energy Special Improvement District Throughout Summit County to Promote Energy-Efficiency Improvements

County Executive Ilene Shapiro Signs Legislation Providing Homeless Prevention Services for Victims of Domestic Violence

County Executive Shapiro Sponsors Habitat for Humanity’s 200th Home in Summit County

Summit County Executive Creates Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion

Executive Shapiro Congratulates Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James as he is named the 48th President of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators

Summit County Executive Wins Mayors' Cup Challenge

SEPTEMBER

County Issue 4

Issue 3

Room with a View Artist Linda Lyell

Family and Community Services Veterans

Families and Communities Interdisciplinary Seminar

OCTOBER

Susan G. Komen Fundraiser

Dispatch

DJFS and HR Director Named

FI Community Housing

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Budget Award

November Adopt-A-Thon

State of the County

Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act

NOVEMBER

2018 Dog Licenses Available December 1st

8th Annual Adopt-A-Thon Results

DECEMBER

Opioid Litigation


2016

JANUARY

Time is Running Out to Purchase 2016 Dog Licenses

County Executive Russ Pry's Room with a View January through April Exhibit Features Graphic Stencil Art of Local Artist and Chef

FEBRUARY

County of Summit Relocates Department of Job and Family Services and Several Other Offices

MARCH

County of Summit to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At Historic Triangle Building in Akron

APRIL

2016 Summit for Kids Youth Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

MAY

Summit County 2016 Summer Youth Employment Program Registration is Underway

Energy Efficiency Rebate Email Scam

County Executive Russ Pry Rotates Room with a View Art, May through August Exhibit Features Art Created with Everyday Trash Items

JUNE

JULY

Job and Family Services Closed on Friday, July 29th

Summit County Transportation Imporvement District Receives $250,000 From ODOT For Manchaster Road Improvements

AUGUST

Moody's and Standard & Poor's Affirms Summit County's Aa1 and AA+ Rating and Stable Outlook

County Council and County Executive Ilene Shapiro, along with FirstEnergy Foundation and the Greater Akron Chamber Step Up for Stand Down

SEPTEMBER

County Executive Ilene Shapiro's Department of Finance and Budget Honored with National Budget Presentation Award

OCTOBER

Summit County Department of Job and Family Services Awarded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Grant

County Executive Ilene Shapiro, Mayors Walters, Kline, Armstrong, Hovey Host Open For Business Discussion in Cuyahoga Falls

Summit County Animal Control to Hold 7th Annual Adop-A-Thon, $10 per Animal

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro's Department of Job and Family Services Offers Surplus Furniture to Area Non-Profits

County Executive Ilene Shapiro, Mayor Gerard Neugebauer Host Open For Business Discussion in Green

Summit County and the Village of Lakemore to Host Ceremony Commemorating the Edwin Shaw Hospital

County Executive Ilene Shapiro, Mayors Migliorini, Nehez, Host Open For Business Discussion in Macedonia

7th Annual Adop-A-Thon Results in the Placement of Almost Everty Available Animal

Clean Ohio Program Workshop

 

NOVEMBER

Three Projects Within Summit County Honored with State Historic Merit Awards

2017 Dog Licenses Go On Sale December 1st

DECEMBER

Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs Issues Stickers for Fuel Pump Security and Protection from Credit Theft


2015

JANUARY

County Executive Russ Pry Urges Medicaid Recipients to “Renew It Now”

Akron Summit Earned Income Tax Credit Program

FREE Expungement/CQE Clinic January 24, 2015

Phone & Internet Service Interrupted Today 1-14-15 at Summit County Offices

Executive Russ Pry Names New EEO Compliance Officer and Training Adminstrator

FEBRUARY

Sojourner Truth Building Closed Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sojourner Truth Building Closded Monday, February 9, 2015

OhioMeansJobs Summit County Center Manager Ralph Sinistro, to Serve in National Post

Summit County Land Bank Completes Demolition Program

MARCH

Summit County Celebrates Anniversary: Bath Township Week

FREE Expungement/CQE Clinic

Summit County Celebrates 175th Anniversary

APRIL

FREE Expungement/CQE Clinic May 16, 2015

Executive Russ Pry to Host an Economic Development Summit May 12, 2015

FREE Expungement/CQE Clinic April 18, 2015

MAY

"Click it orTicket" Campaign Underway

JUNE

Nominations Open for 2015 Summit for Kids Awards

FREE Expungement/CQE Clinic June 13, 2015

Executive Russ Pry Partners with FirstEnergy to Assist Low-Income Electric Consumers in Need

JULY

Executive Pry Announces State Grant for Edwin Shaw Hospital Scrapbook Project

Summit County IT Board appoints new Chief Information Officer

Executive Pry Partners with FirstEnergy to Assist Low-Income Electric Consumers in Need

Executive Russ Pry Partners with FirstEnergy to Assist Low-Income Electric Consumers in Need

AUGUST

Major Summit County Commercial Development Benefits from Newly Formed Transportation Improvement District

Summit County/Akron Selected by The White House to be part of TechHire Communities Initiative

Executive Russ Pry and City of Green Chamber of Commerce Host Economic Development Forum

SEPTEMBER

County Executive Russ Pry Partners with FirstEnergy to Assist Low-Income Electic Consumers in Need

County Executive Russ Pry Rotates Room with a View Art, September through December Exhibit Features Local Art Student 

Summit County Executive Russ Pry and Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Host Economic Development Forum State Representative Kristina Roegner to attend 

OCTOBER

County of Summit, along with Eleven Community Partners, Create New Program, Circle of Care, to Serve Elders Who are Subject to Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation.

NOVEMBER

Every Available Animal Placed In New Homes During the 6th Annual Adopt-A-Thon

2016 Dog Licenses Go On Sale December 1st

DECEMBER

Summit County Land Bank begins new $2 million demoliton program

 
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