Community Links

Connect with Akron and Summit county agencies and organizations

Link to many important community resources from the list below. If you know of other agencies that belong on this list, please e-mail the Clerk of Council with your group's name, a contact name and phone number, and a link to your website for consideration.

ADM Board

The County of Summit ADM Board is responsible for planning, funding, monitoring and evaluating treatment, prevention and support services for people who experience alcoholism, drug addiction and/or mental illness. The website includes links to two dozen providers of support services.

Akron Children's Museum

A new gathering place for children and families at Downtown Akron's Lock 3, Akron Children's Museum provides creative and interactive educational enrichment for children from birth to age 12. The museum's design philosophy combines programming, exhibits and collaborations to inspire problem solving, exploration and discovery.

Akron Community Foundation

Established to improve the quality of life in greater Akron through organized philanthropy, community services, grants and programs emphasizing the arts, culture education and health and human services.

Akron Intergroup Council of Alcoholics Anonymous

This non-denominational fellowship of men and women, founded in Akron in 1935, maintains its sole mission to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Akron-Summit County Public Library

The Akron-Summit County Public Library provides resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life.

Akron Zoo

On 50 acres of land west of downtown, the zoo houses more than 700 animals, including endangered Humboldt penguins, snow leopards, Sumatran tigers, jaguars and Komodo dragons. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Downtown Akron Partnership

The Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) is a non-profit organization focusing on building and promoting a vibrant and valuable Downtown. It is dedicated to bringing people, activity, business and a thriving civic life to the heart of Akron. Through strategic marketing and management of Downtown's resources, we're working to promote Downtown as a gathering place in the center of our community.

Greater Akron Chamber

The Greater Akron Chamber is an economic development organization serving the counties of Medina, Portage and Summit in Northeast Ohio. Our membership includes a diverse array of businesses, ranging from global manufacturers and educational institutions to local machine shops and non-profit organizations. We are committed to building a strong, innovative community. 

Humane Society of Summit County

Rescues, rehabilitates and shelters neglected animals in the area, and encourages better pet care and adoption through educational programs and investigating reports of animal cruelty and neglect.

Info Line

Info Line Inc. is Summit County's 24-hour community information and referral service, answering 75,000 incoming calls annually to link people in need of services with the providers of such services. Since its incorporation as a nonprofit in 1975, its central purpose has been to provide access to human service delivery for people in need.

Progress Through Preservation

Progress Through Preservation (PTP) actively encourages and promotes the preservation, maintenance, restoration and adaptive reuse of buildings, sites and neighborhoods that are of historic or architectural importance in Akron and Summit County.

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

The historic home and country estate of the Seiberlings, Akron's rubber dynasty. 

State of Ohio

The official source for all government representatives, officers, departments and services in the state.

Summit/Akron Solid Waste Management Authority

SASWMA is developing long-term solutions to the management of solid waste (trash or garbage) in Summit County, Ohio while simultaneously protecting the Earth. 

Summit County Clerk of Courts

The Summit County Clerk of Courts Office is comprised of two Divisions - Legal and Title.  The Clerk of Courts - Legal Division maintains records for the Summit County Common Pleas Court - General Division, the Summit County Domestic Relations Court, and the Ninth District Court of Appeals.  The Clerk of Courts - Title Division, with three offices throughout Summit County, is responsible for issuing Certificates of Title for watercraft and motor vehicle owners throughout the region. 

Summit County Ohio

The official source for all government representatives, officers, departments and services in the county.

Summit County Opiate Task Force

The Summit County Opiate Task Force is a group of key individuals and organizations committed to reducing the tragic consequences of opiate abuse in Summit County through education, collaboration, and the wise use of available resources. This organization's website connects citizens to education, treatment and recovery resources.

Summit Metro Parks

Founded in 1921, Summit Metro Parks is the second oldest park district in Ohio. We manage 14,300 acres, including 16 parks, several conservation areas and more than 125 miles of trails, with 22.4 miles of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Annual attendance averages 5 million visits.

 

West Akron Baseball & Softball League

The league consists of boys youth baseball and girls youth softball teams. The league is open to all West Akron children ages 6-18 years old.