Ward 5 - Tara Samples

Tara Samples
Council Representative
243 Elizabeth Parkway
Akron, OH 44304
p 330-212-9118
vm 330-374-7688 ext. 8305
Contact Me

Biography

Tara Samples was elected in November 2013. She is chair of the Public Utilities Committee and vice chair of the Housing Committee and serves on the Parks & Recreation and Public Service Committees.

Samples attended the University of Akron majoring in Political Science/Public Policy Management then transferring to the Academy of Court Reporting receiving her degree in Paralegal Studies with a Minor in Business Administration. Her past professional employment includes United States Postal Service; Akron Municipal Court bailiff; White Hat Management paralegal and board liaison; and Parms Law Firm office manager. Her civic memberships and affiliations include National League of Cities Public Safety & Crime Prevention Steering Committee 2014, 2016 and 2018; elected to the Ohio Delegation 2012, 2016; Ohio Democratic Party member; and National Paralegal Association member.

Samples currently serves on the NEFCO Board and is the acting Secretary/Treasurer for the Akron Bath Copley Joint Township Hospital District. Her Ward 5 meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at EANDC, 550 S. Arlington St., or Findley CLC, 65 West Tallmadge Ave., depending upon the month. Samples also hosts a "Tea with Tara" on the first Saturday of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. at locations throughout Ward 5.

311 Submission

For the fastest response to concerns about everything from potholes to tree trimming to snow or ice removal, click on the link below or call 311 within the City of Akron or 330-375-2311 from any other phone.

Contact Tara Samples

*Required Fields