Akron Deputy Mayor Dave Lieberth, who retired in December after 10 years of service, will speak at an Akron Press Club luncheon Wednesday, Jan. 16.
The event will be at 11:45 a.m. at the University of Akron's Martin Center, 105 Fir Hill.
Lieberth is known for leading the charge to bring people back downtown, including turning Locks 3 and 4 into event venues that draw thousands each year. Prior to joining the city, he was an attorney and journalist.
Lieberth has started his own consulting business and plans to write a book about Akron's development.