Russ Pry to deliver State of Summit County speech March 31

Summit County Executive Russ Pry will deliver his annual State of the County Speech at the John S. Knight Center on Thursday, March 31. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. and the program will begin at noon.
There will be the opportunity for questions following the speech.
Pry has been Summit County executive since 2007, when he was selected to complete the term of retiring Executive James McCarthy. Pry has been elected to two terms and is running for re-election this November.
The Summit County executive is responsible for an annual budget of nearly $500 million.
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 31, 2016
Time: Buffet luncheon. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. and the program begins at noon.
Place: John S. Knight Center, 77 S. Mill Street, Akron
Cost: $25 per ticket
$250 for a table of 10
Reservations requested: Register through EventSpot here. Contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.
Reservation deadline: Noon, Friday, March 25.
Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.

The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events. Visit for membership information.