The Mayor serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Akron, and they appoint Cabinet members and direct City Departments. Additionally, they are responsible for enforcing ordinances and laws of the City of Akron. The Mayor also appoints members to Akon’s various Board and Commissions.
Legislation is reviewed and voted on by Akron City Council. The City’s Council is comprised of 10 Ward Representatives, and 3 At-Large members. City Council also approves or denies all financial expenditures. Each council member holds regular Ward meetings, and citizens are encouraged to attend City Council meetings and ensure their voices are heard.
The Akron Municipal Court serves the cities of Akron and Fairlawn; the townships of Bath, Richfield and Springfield; the Villages of Lakemore and Richfield; and that part of Mogadore in Summit County, Ohio.