Ward 1 - Rich Swirsky

Rich Swirsky
President Pro-Tem
183 North Highland Ave.
Akron, OH 44303
p 330-283-6178
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Biography

Rich Swirsky (D) was elected to office in November 2013. He is currently chair of the council's Public Utilities & Green Committee, vice chair of Housing & Neighborhood Assistance Committee, and serves on the Planning & Economic Development, Public Service, and Public Safety Committees.

He has a Bachelor's in Political Science from Ohio University and a Master’s degree in Education from The University of Akron. He taught in the Akron Public School system for many years and now serves as ESL (English Second Language) GED instructor for Project LEARN of Summit County.

Swirsky hosts ward meetings at different locations on a monthly basis. Contact council representative Swirsky to be added to his notification list and check this website and the Akron Beacon Journal for scheduled meetings.

Upcoming Meetings

06JulSpecial City Council Videoconference MeetingTime: Monday, 7:00-9:00 PMLocation: Currently via videoconference in accordance with Sub. HB 197 and Resolution 95-2020. Meetings are Livestreamed on YouTube and can be accessed through this website. Please click "Watch City Council Meetings" in the top right cornerPlease Note that In accordance with Sub. HB 197 and Akron City Council Resolution No. 95-2020, these special meetings will be conducted remotely, using videoconference technology; there will be no physical access for members of the public or press. Real-time access to the meeting will be provided through a livestream of the videoconference on YouTube which can be accessed through our websiteRead More13JulSpecial City Council Videoconference MeetingTime: Monday, 7:00-9:00 PMLocation: Currently via videoconference in accordance with Sub. HB 197 and Resolution 95-2020. Meetings are Livestreamed on YouTube and can be accessed through this website. Please click "Watch City Council Meetings" in the top right cornerPlease Note that In accordance with Sub. HB 197 and Akron City Council Resolution No. 95-2020, these special meetings will be conducted remotely, using videoconference technology; there will be no physical access for members of the public or press. Real-time access to the meeting will be provided through a livestream of the videoconference on YouTube which can be accessed through our websiteRead More20JulSpecial City Council Videoconference MeetingTime: Monday, 7:00-9:00 PMLocation: Currently via videoconference in accordance with Sub. HB 197 and Resolution 95-2020. Meetings are Livestreamed on YouTube and can be accessed through this website. Please click "Watch City Council Meetings" in the top right cornerPlease Note that In accordance with Sub. HB 197 and Akron City Council Resolution No. 95-2020, these special meetings will be conducted remotely, using videoconference technology; there will be no physical access for members of the public or press. Real-time access to the meeting will be provided through a livestream of the videoconference on YouTube which can be accessed through our websiteRead More
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