Outgoing Council clerk honored for 30 years of service

December 16, 2008

Outgoing Council Clerk Cheryl Prough was the target of commendations and accolades from Akron City Council and Mayor Don Plusquellic Monday evening.

Council passed a resolution of commendation in honor of Prough’s retirement after 30 years of serving the city in various capacities. The Mayor also presented her with a proclamation honoring her for her years of service and officially declaring Dec. 31, her last day as clerk, as “Cheri Prough Day.”

All members of Council spoke glowingly of Prough, and praised her for her kindness and professionalism.

“You have done a great job for me and for this Council,” said Council President Marco Sommerville. “You have made a difference here, and that’s what’s really important.”

Prough began her career with the city as a clerk-typist, and moved through various departments within the city before being promoted from Council Aide to Clerk when John Valle vacated the seat in 2006.

Sommerville said he expects to appoint a new clerk after Council resumes from recess Jan. 5, but that current Council Aide Connie Genevish may fill in until a permanent clerk is named.