One of the most important parts of an issue campaign is receiving the official support – or endorsement – of key businesses, organizations and individuals throughout the community.

Not only do these endorsements help generate positive word-of-mouth and enthusiasm about the ballot issue…the endorsements (often prominently listed in newspaper ads and other campaign literature) can play a key role in helping influence voters as they prepare to go to the polls.

If your business or organization – or you individually – would like to officially endorse the upcoming Summit County Children Services Levy, please download and fill out the official 2018 Levy Endorsement Authorization Form and submit it to us at summitkidslevy@gmail.com or mail it to:

Citizen’s Committee for Children Services
P.O. Box 7273
Akron, OH 44306

Or fill out and submit this form:

Thank you, in advance, for your support of the Summit County Children Services levy campaign!

(Please note: by submitting this information, you are giving the Citizen’s Committee for Children Services permission to use your name, or the name of your business/organization, in campaign literature as needed)

We’ve also received glowing endorsements from:



CWA Local 4546 Ilene Shapiro, Summit County Executive
Abraxas Youth & Family Services Anna Arvay, SCCS Board of Trustees
Akron Beacon Journal Ken Babby, Akron Rubber Ducks
Akron Children’s Hospital Pastor Randy Baker, Akron Bible Church
Akron City Council Omar Banks, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, SCCS Board of Trustees
Akron Community Foundation Sherrif Steve Barry
Akron Fire Fighters Association Local 330 Elizabeth Z. Bartz, President & CEO of State And Federal Communications, Inc.
Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Thomas W. Bevan, Attorney Bevan & Associates, LPA, Inc.
Akron Police Department Pastor Henry & Brenda Brunson, Church of God M.P.G.T.
Akron Public Schools Board of Education Paul Catania, Oswald Companies
Akron Urban League John & Bonnie Childs
Akron-Summit County Public Library Paul Colavecchio, Cuyahoga Falls City Councilman-At-Large
Applewood Centers, Inc. Anne Connell-Freund, SCCS Board of Trustees, Oriana House
City of Barberton William Considine, President & CEO of Akron Children’s Hospital
Barberton City School District Brian D’Antonio, Stow City Councilman-At-Large
Battered Women’s Shelter Pastor Ann Davis, Alpha & Omega Worship Center
Beech Brook Cliff Deveny, MD, Summa Health Systems
Belmont Pines Hospital Stephen Dyer, City of Green At-Large Council Member
Brouse McDowell LPA Pastor Mark Ford
Caring For Kids, Inc. Carol Frey, Barberton City Councilwoman Ward 6
Child & Family Leadership Exchange Alumni Association Jeff Fusco, Akron City Council At Large President
Child Guidance & Family Solutions Timothy Gorbach, Cuyahoga Falls City Councilman-At-Large
Cleveland Clinic | Akron General Tim Harlos
Community Action Akron Summit Brian Harte, M.D. President of Cleveland Clinic | Akron General
Community Health Center Pastor Gordon Hayberg, Cornerstone Church Mogadore
County of Summit ADM Board Judi Hill, NAACP – Akron Chapter
Cuyahoga Falls City Council Nancy Holland, Attorney at Law, SCCS Board of Trustees
CWA Local 4302 Daniel Horrigan, Mayor of the City of Akron
Elevate Akron Bernie Hovey, Mayor of The Village of Silver Lake
Focus 2 Focus Jeff Iula, Cuyahoga Falls Councilman-At-Large
Fraternal Order of Police Akron Lodge #7 Montrella Jackson, Attorney, SCCS Board of Trustees
Greater Akron Canton Association of Black Social Workers Jerry James, Cuyahoga Falls City Council Ward 7 Representative
Greater Akron Chamber Of Commerce Joe Kanfer, Chairman & CEO of GOJO Industries
Greenleaf Family Center Richard S. Kavenagh
Guided Transitions For Supported Individuals, LLC Karen Kearney, Northeast Ohio Hub Director, Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition
Hanna Campbell & Powell, LLP Rick Kellar
Harmony House, Inc. Jill Kolesar
House of New Hope Beth Kuckuck, SCCS Board of Trustees
In Focus of Cleveland, Inc. Bradley LeBoeuf, Attorney
Mountain of the Lord Fellowship Pastor Larry Lockhart, Akron Bible Church/Baskets of Love
NAACP – Akron Chapter GinaKaye Maddox, SCCS Board of Trustees
National Youth Advocate Program, Inc. (NYAP) Keith Malick, Attorney, SCCS Board of Trustees, Revere Board of Education
City of Norton Pastor Herman Matherson, The House of The Lord
Ohio MENTOR Adam Miller, Cuyahoga Falls City Council Ward 6 Representative
OhioGuidestone Diane Miller-Dawson, SCCS Board of Trustees
Oriana House Megan Moreland
Project GRAD Akron Jim Mullen, President & CEO of United Way of Summit County
Roetzel & Andress Russel C. Neal, Jr., Akron City Councilman Ward 4 Representative
Shelter Care, Inc. Mary Nichols-Rhodes, President of Cuyahoga Falls City Council
State And Federal Communications, Inc. Pastor Eugene Norris II
Summa Health Systems Linda Omobien, Akron City Councilwoman-At-Large
Summit County CASA John T. Petures, Jr., President & CEO of Akron Community Foundation
Summit County ​Children Services Foster Parent Association Victor L. Pallotta, Cuyahoga Falls City Council Ward 3 Representative
Summit County Council Lori Porter
Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board John Pribonic, Stow City Councilman-At-Large
Summit County Family & Children First Council Mary Ellen Pyke, Cuyahoga Falls City Council Ward 2 Representative
Summit County Prosecutor, Sherri Bevan Walsh Drew C. Reilly, Cuyahoga Falls City Council Ward 1 Representative
Summit County Public Health Gloria Rodgers
Tallmadge City Council Gary M. Rosen, Attorney
The Arc of Ohio William J. Roth, Mayor of City of Fairlawn
The Blick Center Jacqueline Silas-Butler, Attorney
The House of The Lord Jim Simon, Ohio Republican State Central Committee
The Reporter Marco Sommerville
Tri County Regional Labor Council, AFL-CIO Margo Sommerville, Akron Ward 3, President of Council
Twinsburg Board of Education Katie Stoynoff, SCCS Board of Trustees, Green Local Schools Board of Education
Twinsburg Township Council Karen Talbott, President & CEO of Child Guidance & Family Solutions
United Disability Services Brett White, Youth Pastor Akron Bible Church
United Way Of Summit County Frank D. Williams
Village of Mogadore Dr. Sadie M. Winlock
Village of Reminderville
Village of Richfield
Wesley A Johnston Attorney
Women’s Auxiliary Board of Summit County Children Services