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Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic stepping down after 28 years. Newschannel 5 at 11
Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic stepping down after 28 years. Newschannel 5 at 11
DATE: 2015/05/08::
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Don Plusquellic Interview
Don Plusquellic Interview
DATE: 2011/09/07::
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Don Plusquellic on Akron
Don Plusquellic on Akron's Eastern League All Star game.
DATE: 2015/05/19::
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4:30AM Mayor Don Plusquellic fears Councilman Bob Hoch might shoot him
4:30AM Mayor Don Plusquellic fears Councilman Bob Hoch might shoot him
DATE: 2015/04/02::
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NewsNite: Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic — Oct. 19, 2012
NewsNite: Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic — Oct. 19, 2012
DATE: 2012/10/19::
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Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic discusses leadership
Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic discusses leadership
DATE: 2015/02/19::
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Councilman Bob Hoch on the resignation of Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic
Councilman Bob Hoch on the resignation of Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic
DATE: 2015/05/12::
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Mayor Don Plusquellic
Mayor Don Plusquellic's 2014 State of the City Speech
DATE: 2014/04/02::
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Mayor Don Plusquellic Growing Up...
Mayor Don Plusquellic Growing Up...
DATE: 2015/04/29::
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Mayor Don Plusquellic on why he supports Lee Fisher
Mayor Don Plusquellic on why he supports Lee Fisher
DATE: 2010/03/16::
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2012 Mayor Don Plusquellic State of the City Akron Ohio
2012 Mayor Don Plusquellic State of the City Akron Ohio
DATE: 2012/03/03::
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2014 US Conference of Mayors: Don Plusquellic
2014 US Conference of Mayors: Don Plusquellic
DATE: 2014/04/17::
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Spotlight: Former Mayoral Candidate Dave Meeker on Don Plusquellic
Spotlight: Former Mayoral Candidate Dave Meeker on Don Plusquellic's Leadership
DATE: 2009/06/10::
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PC2012 - America and Israel Stories - Mayor Don Plusquellic
PC2012 - America and Israel Stories - Mayor Don Plusquellic
DATE: 2012/03/06::
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Mayor Don Plusquellic of Akron, Ohio
Mayor Don Plusquellic of Akron, Ohio
DATE: 2007/04/11::
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Mayor Don Plusquellic gives the oath of office to 7 new police recruits--Press Conference
Mayor Don Plusquellic gives the oath of office to 7 new police recruits--Press Conference
DATE: 2013/10/03::
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Mayor Don Plusquellic Oath of Office.MTS
Mayor Don Plusquellic Oath of Office.MTS
DATE: 2011/12/29::
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Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic on JFK
Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic on JFK's 50th Garfield H.S. 1-11-11.mp4
DATE: 2011/01/12::
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City of Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic Congratulates 2013 Akron Marathon Participants
City of Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic Congratulates 2013 Akron Marathon Participants
DATE: 2013/10/04::
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Mayor Don Plusquellic Spot 2 Final
Mayor Don Plusquellic Spot 2 Final
DATE: 2011/08/16::
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Mayor Don Plusquellic - remarks after special recall election 06-23-09
Mayor Don Plusquellic - remarks after special recall election 06-23-09
DATE: 2009/06/28::
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DAN STANSBURY DON PLUSQUELLIC
DAN STANSBURY DON PLUSQUELLIC
DATE: 2009/11/15::
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Policy Talk: Plusquellic Fact Check
Policy Talk: Plusquellic Fact Check
DATE: 2011/09/04::
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Mayor Plusquellic holds Press Conference re: fire testing
Mayor Plusquellic holds Press Conference re: fire testing
DATE: 2014/06/30::
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Mayor Plusquellic Bobblehead
Mayor Plusquellic Bobblehead
DATE: 2012/08/26::
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Donald Plusquellic - IEDC Leadership Award for Public Service
Donald Plusquellic - IEDC Leadership Award for Public Service
DATE: 2008/11/20::
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2011 Akron Mayoral Debate (10) - Plusquellic
2011 Akron Mayoral Debate (10) - Plusquellic's Questions
DATE: 2011/08/09::
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Mike Williams Supporter Used on Plusquellic Flyer
Mike Williams Supporter Used on Plusquellic Flyer
DATE: 2011/09/10::
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Plusquellic Wins
Plusquellic Wins
DATE: 2011/09/13::
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CNN Interviews Mayors Franklin, Cicilline, and Plusquellic
CNN Interviews Mayors Franklin, Cicilline, and Plusquellic
DATE: 2009/02/09::
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Plusquellic Tribute.wmv
Plusquellic Tribute.wmv
DATE: 2012/05/15::
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Akron City Council President Garry Moneypenny
Akron City Council President Garry Moneypenny
DATE: 2015/05/11::
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Mayor Plusquellic
Mayor Plusquellic's 2014 State of the City Address Part 3
DATE: 2014/04/02::
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Akronite talks about city leadership change
Akronite talks about city leadership change
DATE: 2015/05/12::
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Plusquellic on Travel
Plusquellic on Travel
DATE: 2011/07/25::
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September 2014 City of Akron Police Oath of Office ceremony
September 2014 City of Akron Police Oath of Office ceremony
DATE: 2014/11/03::
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Plusquellic on PERF Report
Plusquellic on PERF Report
DATE: 2011/05/11::
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McEbright and Schumacher CLC Dedications - August 30 & 31, 2011
McEbright and Schumacher CLC Dedications - August 30 & 31, 2011
DATE: 2011/09/01::
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Nervive Opening Up Headquarters in Akron Ohio
Nervive Opening Up Headquarters in Akron Ohio
DATE: 2014/01/10::
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Plusquellic On China
Plusquellic On China
DATE: 2008/12/22::
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Barney Fife Meets The Mayor
Barney Fife Meets The Mayor
DATE: 2008/07/19::
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Are Summa Care & Akron General going to merge?
Are Summa Care & Akron General going to merge?
DATE: 2014/04/03::
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State and Local Taxes 1 of 2
State and Local Taxes 1 of 2
DATE: 2012/01/11::
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TV1: "Don Delivers"
TV1: "Don Delivers"
DATE: 2011/08/11::
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ActionLink Grand Opening.
ActionLink Grand Opening.
DATE: 2012/08/29::
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Keith Dambrot Answers #ALSIceBucketChallenge and #Chillin4Charity Challenges
Keith Dambrot Answers #ALSIceBucketChallenge and #Chillin4Charity Challenges
DATE: 2014/08/19::
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6: Summit Data Communications day in Akron
6: Summit Data Communications day in Akron
DATE: 2011/06/29::
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Spotlight : Olympic Gold Medalist Butch Reynolds
Spotlight : Olympic Gold Medalist Butch Reynolds
DATE: 2009/05/22::
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Elizabeth Bartz Giving Introductions for Greater Akron Chamber Awards
Elizabeth Bartz Giving Introductions for Greater Akron Chamber Awards
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Akron STEM School
Akron STEM School
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Don Plusquellic
Mayor Don Plusquellic.jpg
59th Mayor of Akron, Ohio
Incumbent
Assumed office
1987
Preceded by Thomas C. Sawyer
Personal details
Born (1949-07-03) July 3, 1949 (age 65)
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Bowling Green University
Profession Management

Donald L. Plusquellic (born July 3, 1949) is the current mayor of Akron, Ohio. First elected in 1987, he became the 59th Mayor of Akron after previously serving 13 years on Akron City Council. Plusquellic is currently serving his seventh term, making him the longest-serving mayor of the city. Plusquellic announced his resignation effective May 31, 2015,[1] citing unfriendly coverage from the Akron Beacon Journal as his primary motivation.[2]

Personal life and early career[edit]

Pasquellic was born in Akron, Ohio, on July 3, 1949.[3] He graduated from Kenmore High School in Akron,[4] and enrolled at the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh[4] before switching to the Bowling Green State University College of Business Administration, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1972.[3] He later received his JD from the University of Akron School of Law in 1982,[3] and went into private practice. He continued to practice law after being elected to the Akron City Council, but ceased after being elected Mayor of Akron in 1987.[5]

Plusquellic married the former Mary Goffee in 1972, and they had a son, David, and a daughter, Michelle. The couple divorced in 2007. Mary Plusquellic, a drug and alcohol counselor, died of cardiac problems at her home in July 2013.[6]

Mayor of Akron[edit]

Plusquellic was the President of the United States Conference of Mayors during 2004. Plusquellic currently serves as vice president of the International Mayors for Peace organization. He is well known as an architect of the Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) program in Ohio, and he is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition,[7] a bi-partisan group with a stated goal of "making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets." The Coalition is co-chaired by Boston, Massachusetts Mayor Thomas Menino, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Columbus, Ohio Mayor Michael B. Coleman.

Throughout his tenure as mayor, Plusquellic often suggested bold, outsize ideas which energized his supporters. He proposed leasing the city water system to a contractor and using the payments to pay college tuition cost for Akron residents, suggested forming a city-owned construction company to bid on projects and generate revenue for the town, and advocated construction of a baseball stadium at a time when there was little to no support for it. (This stadium, Canal Park, was completed in 1997.)[8]

Plusquellic also focused on more mundane issues, such as encouraging large employers to stay in Akron and successfully advocating for an income tax increase to boost school renovation and construction.[8]

Critics accused Plusquellic of abusing his power. In July 2005, he argued with a downtown Akron parking attendant, and threatened to revoke the business license of the attendant's employer if the attendant was not fired (the company complied).[9] Plusquellic later apologized, and surrendered a day's pay to the city.[8] Cleveland Plain-Dealer columnist Mark Naymik criticized Plusquellic for engaging in "ego-driven politics" that won him re-election and notice from the press but which did little for Akron, allowing the city's financies to decline.[8]

President Barack Obama selected Plusquellic to work with a team of mayors from across America to work on solving the global financial crisis of 2008–2009 at the local level. In February 2009, Plusquellic was one of 20 mayors who went to Washington, D.C., to discuss committing stimulus money to go directly to city governments to fund infrastructure.[10]

A campaign to recall the mayor was initiated in March 2009. In a special election in June 2009, Plusquellic was kept by a vote of 20,500 to 7,200 with almost 99 percent of precincts reporting.[11]

Plusquellic led a delegation from Akron to meet with representatives of Mekorot, the Israeli water company, in 2012. The meeting led to an announcement that Mekorot would be opening its first U.S. office in Akron through Akron's Global Business Accelerator. The office will coordinate information exchange relating to water security, water technology and energy technology, with an ultimate objective of commercializing joint ventures, creating jobs, and developing the economy.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harper, John (May 8, 2015). "Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic to step down May 31". Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Retrieved May 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ Johnston, Laura (May 8, 2015). "Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic alludes to Beacon Journal coverage in resignation letter". Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Retrieved May 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Who's Who in the Midwest, 1996-1997. Wilmette, Ill.: Marquis Who's Who. 1996. p. 504. ISBN 9780837907260. 
  4. ^ a b "Mayor of Akron (Ohio)". City Mayors.com. Retrieved February 2, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Office of the Mayor (Bio)". City of Akron, Ohio. Retrieved February 2, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Mary Plusquellic dead from apparent natural causes". Akron Beacon Journal. July 19, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Coalition Members". Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Archived from the original on March 6, 2007. Retrieved June 12, 2007. 
  8. ^ a b c d Naymik, Mark (May 9, 2015). "Plusquellic's departure is long overdue". Cleveland Plain-Dealer. p. A8. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Parking Lot Worker Enrages Plusquellic". Akron Beacon Journal. July 25, 2005. p. B1 ; "Valet Fired After Row With Mayor". Akron Beacon Journal. July 27, 2005. p. B1 ; "Akron: News Releases 2005: An Open Letter to the Public From Mayor Don Plusquellic". City of Akron, Ohio. August 8, 2005. Retrieved May 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ Johnston, Laura (December 8, 2008). "Akron's Don Plusquellic adds voice to mayors' plea for economic stimulus money". Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Retrieved May 8, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Voters reject recall; mayor can keep his job". Columbus Dispatch. June 24, 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ Downing, Bob (February 24, 2012). "Israeli water company to open first U.S. office in Akron". Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 

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