A poll of Akron voters taken following the May 2 mayoral primary and presumptive Akron Mayor Shammas Malik will be featured at an Akron Press Club luncheon program Monday, June 5, 2023, at Quaker Station.

There will be the opportunity for questions.

The poll measured Akron voters’ expectations and concerns with the upcoming change in City Hall leadership in particular and for Akron in general. The public release of the poll will be June 5.   

Dr. John Green, director emeritus of the University of Akron Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics will present results of the poll. Dr. Green assisted with the survey.

Shammas Malik will speak at the lunch following the poll presentation. Malik became the presumptive Akron mayor after defeating six other candidates in the Democratic May primary. There is no Republican candidate for mayor in the November election.

 Michael Shearer, Akron Beacon Journal/ editor and regional editor northern Ohio – USA TODAY Network, will moderate this event.

The poll was conducted by the Center for Marketing and Opinion Research in the weeks following the May 2 primary. The poll was funded by the Akron Press Club, NAACP Akron, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, Akron Beacon Journal/ and the Ohio Debate Commission.

Program: Akron poll, presumptive Akron Mayor Shammas Malik.

Date: Monday, June 5, 2023.

Time: Doors open at 11 a.m., buffet luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. Program follows.     

Place: Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron, Ohio.

Cost: $35 per individual. $280 for table of 8.

Fast and easy online registration here!

Or contact Leah Nemeth, Press Club administrator, at

Check only accepted day of event.

Reservation deadline: Noon, Thursday, June 1, 2023.

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. Visit for membership information.