Leading up to the May primary elections, the Akron Beacon Journal, WKSU and The Devil Strip will host a series of public conversations focusing on the future of Akron. We want to hear from anyone who works, lives or plays in Akron.
The goal of this project is to give Akron residents, voters and workers an agenda-setting voice while engaging with local media. All are welcome to participate in one or more of these free events.
Michelle Henry and her staff at the Akron-based Center for Marketing and Opinion will moderate the conversations.
This is planned as an extended effort. Issues – and possible solutions – that are identified during the initial conversations will receive more attention following the May primary.
Here are the first #ThisIsAkron events:
- April 9 (Tuesday) from 6 PM – 8 PM: Buchtel Community Learning Center (1040 Copley Rd, Akron)
- April 11 (Thursday) from 6 PM – 8 PM: East Community Learning Center (80 Brittain Rd, Akron)
- April 14 (Sunday) from 2 PM – 4 PM: Jennings Community Learning Center (227 E Tallmadge Ave, Akron)
- April 16 (Tuesday) from 6 PM – 8 PM: Innes Community Learning Center (1999 East Ave, Akron)
Go to https://www.ohio.com/forums or RSVP with reporter Doug Livingston at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-996-3792 to register for the conversation events. Read more about the #ThisIsAkron project in the Akron Beacon Journal HERE.