2021 Impact Ohio 

Akron-Canton Regional Conference

Friday, April 23
8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Virtual Conference

At the 2021 Impact Ohio Akron-Canton Regional Conference, key government officials, business leaders, and community members discussed issues important to the region.

At the conference, attendees heard first-hand from government leaders, political analysts, pundits, and policy experts on issues that affect their community.

8:30 AM - 8:45 AMConference Welcome
8:45 AM - 9:00 AMAn Address FROM SECRETARY OF STATE FRANK LAROSE
9:00 AM - 10:00 AMOhio’s Budget: What’s on the Horizon for Fiscal Years 2022-2023

Moderator

  • Dr. Matthew P. Akers, Public Liaison, Office of the President, The University of Akron and Associate Director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics

Panelists

10:00 AM - 10:15 AMBreak
10:15 AM - 11:15 AMThe Akron-Canton Metroplex

Moderator

  • Michael Shearer, Editor, Akron Beacon Journal/BeaconJournal.com and Regional Editor Northern Ohio – USA TODAY Network

Panelists

11:15 AM - 11:30 AMBreak
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMPolitical Insight: The State of Ohio's Political Parties

Moderator

  • Dr. John Green, Director Emeritus, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics

Panelists

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