We, the undersigned members of the Greater Akron community, pledge to practice and encourage civility in our community.

Our goals are to set standards for civility; provide resources to promote civility and prevent incivility; coordinate an annual summit celebrating civility; and, most importantly, create a culture of civility in the Greater Akron community.

To aid this endeavor, we are supporting the creation of the Civility Center, which will be housed and maintained by the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron, with advice from a representative committee of community leaders.

“Let there be civility on Earth and let it begin with us!”