Akron planning director Jason Segedy to speak at Akron Press Club December

Jason Segedy, Akron’s director of planning and urban development, will speak at the Akron Press Club Monday, December 4, at the Tangier in Akron. There will be the opportunity for questions following the speech.
Segedy describes himself as an urban planner, writer, music geek, cynical idealist and tireless advocate for Akron. He has 20 years of experience in transportation and urban planning. He became an assistant to the mayor for planning and urban development in 2016.
He formerly was director of the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study, called AMATS, where he oversaw the allocation of federal transportation funds. Segedy also chaired the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium, a $4.5 million planning effort spanning 12 Northeast Ohio counties.
Segedy holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Akron and a master’s degree in geography and urban planning from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Speaker: Jason Segedy, Akron director of planning and urban development.
Date: Monday, December 4, 2017.
Time: Buffet luncheon starting at 11:45 a.m. Program begins at noon.
Place: The Tangier, 532 W. Market Street, Akron * NOTE NEW LOCATION.
Cost: $20 for Akron Press Club Members; $25 Non-Members; $160 for a table of 8.
Reservations requested: Click here for easy online reservations. Or contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or akronpressclub@gmail.com. Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.
Reservation deadline: Noon, Wednesday, November 29.
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 www.akronpressclub.org for membership information.