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Former Canton Mayor to Speak on Campus Tuesday

February 8, 2011

Janet Weir CreightonJanet Weir Creighton will present “One Year in Washington, D.C.” at the Continued Learning Program session on Tuesday, February 15 at 10 a.m. in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center on the University of Mount Union’s campus.
 
Creighton, a native of Canton, Ohio, is the vice president of the Board of Stark County Commissioners. Prior to returning to Stark County, she was the deputy assistant to the President of the United States and director of intergovernmental affairs from January 2008 until January 2009 in Washington, D.C.  In this role, she was the direct liaison between the president and city, county and state elected officials.
 
From 2004 until 2007, Creighton served as mayor of the City of Canton. She has also served as the Stark County auditor and Stark County recorder. Throughout the years, Creighton has been selected to serve on many boards and commissions, including an appointment by the White House to serve as the public director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board for the 5th District and president of the Ohio County Auditors Association.
 
Those attending are welcome to stay for lunch in the Kresge Dining Commons ($6.50) or B&B Café (a la carte) following the session.
 
The Continued Learning Program sessions, which are all free and open to the public, include a variety of presentations and current perspectives, as well as time for questions and discussion. An additional session has been scheduled for February 22.
 
For further information, contact Harry Paidas, interim director of the Ralph and Mary Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement at Mount Union at (330) 823-5993 or paidashp@mountunion.edu.
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