Russ Pry speech March 12

Summit County Executive Russ Pry will deliver his annual State of the County Speech at the John S. Knight Center on Thursday, March 12. Lunch will be at 11:45 a.m., and the program will follow.

There will be the opportunity for questions.

Pry was elected to his second four-year term as county executive in November 2012. He has been executive since July 2007, when he was selected to complete the term of retiring Executive James McCarthy.

A lifelong resident of Summit County, Pry holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Kent State University and a juris doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law. Prior to becoming county executive, Russ chaired the Summit County Democratic Party for 10 years. He is a life member and past treasurer of the Mogadore Historical Society and was the chairman of the Village of Mogadore Charter Review Commission in 1990.

Proceeds from this speech and other Press Club events fund scholarships for students of journalism and public relations.

Speaker: Summit County Executive Russell M. Pry.

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015

Time: Buffet luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. Program follows.

Place: John S. Knight Center, 77 S. Mill Street, Akron


  • $25 per ticket
  • $250 for a table of 10

Registration:  Click here for fast and easy online registration. RSVPs also accepted through Lianne Fowler, Club Administrator, at 330-552-8860 or email