June 15 - Woman of the Year Awards

Jun 08, 2022

The Women’s History Project of the Akron Area, a program of the Summit County Historical Society, will honor nine local activists with its 2022 Woman of the Year Awards.

Darlene Anderson-Katz of the Dare to Love More (DLM) Food and Resources

Regina King and Denise Brandon of West Akron Track

Virginia Wojno- Forney, preservation activist working with many different organizations

Kathy Meyer of Peace Together Choir and hospice nurse

Julia Perry, great albeit forgotten composer of classical music

Lisa Mansfield of Summit County Probate Court and many other organizations

Ellen McWilliams-Woods of Akron Public Schools

Janis Worley of Ronald McDonald House of NEO and other organizations.

These ladies will be honored at a special presentation on June 15 at the John Brown House, 514 Diagonal Road, Akron. Heather Pollock of the University of Akron will be the emcee. The gates open at 4:00 p.m. with a ceremony and awards presentation at 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 per person. This will be a lawn event so please dress for the weather. Limited seats under the tent will be available. Light refreshments will be served by A Taste of Fine Dining to include mini sandwiches, vegetables and dessert.