CLP Continues at Mount Union with Discussions of the Stark County Courthouse Angels

April 10, 2017

ALLIANCE, OH – On Tuesday, April 18, the University of Mount Union will be hosting its Continued Learning Program (CLP) with Janet Weir Creighton, who will speak about the Stark County Courthouse Angels.

In 2010, Janet Weir Creighton was elected and in 2014 re-elected to the Board of Stark County Commissioners. As President of the Board, Creighton brings 30 years of elected experience where she has cultivated a diverse background in government and public affairs. Creighton’s journey began in Canton/Stark County, Ohio where she served in the capacity of County Recorder, County Auditor, and as the first woman elected Mayor of the City of Canton.  Her path of service took her to Washington, DC where she served as Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush, and as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.

Her commitment to her city, county, and state is evident with the numerous appointments on boards and commissions throughout the years.  Governor John Kasich tapped Creighton as his county representative to the Workforce Transformation Board; she is on the Board of Directors for the Prescription Assistance Network; and has served as a volunteer for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for over 35 years, serving as General Chairperson of the HOF Festival in 2000.

Creighton was a founding member of Women’s Impact and was named the 1st Athena Award winner in Stark County.  Women’s Impact brings established women leaders together with emerging women for mentoring. In 2015, she was selected for the inaugural class of 25 women leaders nationwide for, Women in Leadership, of the Governing Institute, a national government magazine. She is married to William Turnbow and has two adult children, Jennifer and John. She is also a proud grandparent of two grandchildren, Benjamin and Chloe 

All CLP sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Abby Honaker at (330) 829-8168 or via email at

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