Mayor to deliver State
of City speech Feb. 20
Mayor Dan Horrigan will deliver his 2019 State of the City address Feb. 20 at the John S. Knight Center during a luncheon hosted by the Akron Roundtable.
For the third consecutive year, proceeds will benefit the Russell M. Pry Memorial Scholarship at the University of Akron School of Law, in honor of late Summit County Executive Russ Pry.
Tickets are $35 and are on sale now. For more details or to make a reservation, go to: https://www.akronroundtable.org/speakers/daniel-horrigan/6069.
The luncheon begins at noon, with Horrigan's speech starting at 12:20 p.m.
For those unable to attend, the event will be streamed live through the mayor’s Facebook page and will be uploaded to the mayor’s YouTube channel.
Visitors bureau announces
15 grant recipients
Fifteen Summit County organizations, businesses and events were awarded a total of $50,000 as part of the Partnerships in Motion: 2019 Destination Development Grant Program, the Akron/Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau announced.
The program is designed to assist qualifying tourism entities with efforts to enhance and increase tourism in Summit County, including projects that increase the tourism market share and grow the tourism industry.
Grantees include the Akron Art Museum, Akron Marathon Race Series, ArtsNow, Burning River Adventures, Crafty Mart, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Hale Farm and Village, Hilton Akron Fairlawn, International Soap Box Derby, Northside Marketplace, Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Summit Metro Parks Foundation and Weathervane Community Playhouse.
Program goals include increasing overnight stays in Akron and Summit County, promoting a positive image and increasing visibility of Akron and Summit County attractions, increasing expenditures by visitors to Akron and Summit County and providing programs and activities beneficial to attracting additional tourists.
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
Law school plans talk
on 25th Amendment
The University of Akron School of Law’s Center for Constitutional Law and the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics will co-sponsor a half-day symposium on Friday to examine the history and relevance of the 25th Amendment and its provision for the vice president and cabinet to remove a president from office because of disability.
The program will begin at noon with political scientist Norman J. Ornstein’s speech, “Is the 25th Amendment Enough? Challenges in Presidential Succession.” An opportunity for questions will follow the speech at the Akron Press Club’s monthly luncheon, with the buffet lunch starting at 11:30 a.m. at Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway St. Cost is $20 for Press Club members and $25 for nonmembers. Registration and more information is available at www.akronpressclub.org.
Attendees who want to hear the speech but not take part in the buffet luncheon are invited to attend free and are asked to arrive by 11:50 a.m.
The free symposium will start at 1:30 p.m. at the C. Blake McDowell Law Center, 150 University Ave., on the UA main campus, featuring presentations by experts. Two panels will discuss topics including the role of medical professionals in the amendment’s implementation and the value of promoting presidential continuity. Speakers from the Bliss Institute and Akron Law will join guest panelists from around the nation, including Yale, Michigan State and Fordham. The program details can be found online, with travel and parking instructions online at www.uakron.edu/law/ccl.
Registration is not required.