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 Assistance 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. (Her ward meetings are currently being held virtually due to COVID 19. They will return to in person after Labor Day. September & November: North Hill Community House; October & December Joy Park Community Center)
Keep up with all of Councilwoman Samples activities here @CouncilwomanTaraMosleySamples.