Ward 5 - Tara Samples

Tara Samples
Council Representative
p 330-212-9118
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Biography

Tara Samples was elected in November 2013. She is chair of the Public Services Committee and vice chair of the Parks & Recreation and Public Safety Committees and serves on the Public Utilities & Green, Housing & Neighborhood Assisstance and Planning & Economic Development 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 Street, or North Hill Community House, North Howard Street, 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.  Keep up with all of Councilwoman Samples activities here @CouncilwomanTaraMosleySamples.

Upcoming Meetings

28SepCity Council Videoconference MeetingTime: Monday, 7:00-9:00 PMLocation: Currently via videoconference in accordance with Sub. HB 197 and Resolution 263-2020. 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. 263-2020, these 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 website. To submit a public comment to be read at the next meeting, please email your comment to publiccomment@akronohio.gov. If you prefer to leave a voicemail to be played at the meeting, please dial 330-375-2566. Remarks are limited to three minutes. Any comments containing profanity or breach of decorum will not be transmitted during the Council meeting.Read More05OctCity Council Videoconference MeetingTime: Monday, 7:00-9:00 PMLocation: Currently via videoconference in accordance with Sub. HB 197 and Resolution 263-2020. 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. 263-2020, these 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 website. To submit a public comment to be read at the next meeting, please email your comment to publiccomment@akronohio.gov. If you prefer to leave a voicemail to be played at the meeting, please dial 330-375-2566. Remarks are limited to three minutes. Any comments containing profanity or breach of decorum will not be transmitted during the Council meeting.Read More15OctWard 5 MeetingTime: Thursday, 6:00-7:30 PMLocation: See Location Information in Event DescriptionTara Samples hosts ward meetings on the third Thursday of each month. The location changes monthly.Read More
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