Release Date: February 24,2020

Women’s History Project “Woman of the Year Awards”

Akron, February 22, 2020 — The Summit County Historical Society is pleased to announce that Representative Emilia Strong Sykes, House Minority Leader, will be the guest speaker for the upcoming 2020 Suffrage Centennial event recognizing local women in the community.

The Woman of the Year Awards will be presented on March 4, 2020, at the historic Greystone Hall. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the event will start at noon. Tickets are $40 per person with reservations required. They may be obtained online via EventBrite or by calling the Society office at 330.535.1120.

The event is being presented by Summa Health.

2020 Recipients

Name of recipient Award Category Residence Position
Anne Armao Creativity Hudson SummaCare VP
Betty Dalton Posthumous Akron Professional Voluntee
Beverly Dillon Imagination Stow Running Dog Executive Director
Esther Hexter Faith Akron

Retired Teacher

Teresa LeGrair Integrity Uniontown Akron Urban League President &
Julie Miller Inspiration Stow

Community Volunteer

Edie Steiner Innovation Akron Akron Public Schools Music
Therapist/Balwin Wallace professor
S. Theresa Carter Heroine Copley OMNOVA Solutions Foundation

The Women’s History Project is a program of the Summit County Historical Society of Akron.