In second annual address, Horrigan seeks partners in a new Akron economy. Reported by Doug Livingston. In his state of the city address last year, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan asked “Why not Akron?” This year, he stayed true to a New Year’s resolution and just asked for help. In a 40-minute speech followed by questions from a lunch crowd of 900 at the John S. Knight Center Wednesday, Horrigan recapped the successes of 2017, his second full year in office. He offered another sober account of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. And he repeatedly asked for partners in a Rubber City revival.