Bob Keith (D) was the Ward 8 council representative from 1997 to 2008, when he accepted the full time clerk of council position. He is married to current Ward 8 council representative and president of Council Marilyn Keith.
Keith has a Bachelor of Science, Technical Education from the University of Akron and is graduate of St. Vincent High School. He also has completed post baccalaureate work at the University of Akron. Keith was a small businesses owner during and before his time on council. He owned and operated Thurmont House Food & Beverage (1981-2000) and Summit Tailoring Custom Clothing (2000-2009). He is president of the Lone Star Alumni Association and chapter advisor to the Lone Star Fraternity at The University of Akron. He also is advisor to the president of council.
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