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James Hardy

Deputy Mayor for Integrated Development for the City of Akron, Ohio
Hardy became the first deputy mayor for integrated development for Akron, Ohio, in 2018 and focuses on engaging with businesses and community development in innovative ways. Previously, he served as assistant director of community health at Summit County Public Health and as a regional director for Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunne. Hardy also spent six years on the Akron Public Schools Board of Education.