Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, passed a resolution at the Aug. 25 board meeting renaming its property located at 501 W. Hopocan Ave., Barberton, the "Russ Pry Barberton Center," according to Summit DD's website.

The motion was introduced by former Board President Randy Briggs. "The Board lost a very good friend, County Executive Russ Pry," Briggs stated as he spoke about Russ Pry's support and involvement with Summit DD. "I am proposing that we rename the Barberton center the Russ Pry Barberton Center as a very fitting tribute," continued Briggs.

The resolution recognized that Mr. Pry dedicated his entire career as a public servant to improving the lives of those most in need in the community.

"Under Mr. Pry's leadership, collaboration with community partners, innovation, diversity, equity and inclusion were values he lived by in serving the people of Summit County," stated Summit DD Superintendent John Trunk.

Summit DD will plan a dedication of the Russ Pry Barberton Center this fall.


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