• John Green, interim president, the University of Akron; director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics.

• Carla L. Chapman, director of community relations, Akron Public Schools.

• The Rev. Mark Ford, executive director of Love Akron.

• Greta Johnson, assistant chief of staff and public information officer, Office of Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro.

• The Rev. Carl P. Wallace, co-convenor, Akron Faith Community.

• Bruce Winges, editor and vice president, Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com.

• Matthew P. Akers, public liaison, Office of the President, the University of Akron; assistant director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics.