Meeting May 27, 2021
We are excited to welcome the new Chair of the Ohio Democratic Party, Liz Walters!
Liz was unanimously elected Chair of the Ohio Democratic Party in January 2021, following David Pepper who led the party for five years.
Born and raised here in Northeast Ohio, Liz has been a resident of Summit County for most of her life. For the last ten years, Liz has worked for organizations that seek to improve the lives of middle-class families. She has worked for local non-profits, alongside the men and women of organized labor, led Democratic campaigns and organizations, and served as a senior aide to Congresswoman Betty Sutton in Ohio’s 13th Congressional District for several years.
Liz has spent her career working on behalf of organizations and people who support progressive values. She has directed large and diverse teams, managed multi-million dollar budgets, built diverse and effective coalitions – skills that enable her to be an effective and efficient leader on Council.
Crediting her start in public service to Girl Scouts, where she worked in the outdoor program department before working as Legislative Intern for the Girl Scouts of the USA in D.C. after graduating from college. She is a lifetime Girl Scout and has been active with the organization as a member, employee, or volunteer since the age of five.
She is a member of the Summit County Catholic Commission, serves on the advisory group for the United Way’s Financial Empowerment Centers, and is a Political Partner with the Truman National Security Project. Outside of elected office she Liz served as the Director of Community Outreach at the International Institute of Akron, Ohio’s largest Refugee Resettlement agency where she led fundraising and communication efforts, including an aggressive local and national media outreach program in response to changing federal rules. Today, Liz continues her work in philanthropy with the Morino Institute in Rocky River.
Liz is a graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School and earned a B.A. in History from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and her Masters in Public Administration from Cleveland State University. She resides in Highland Square with her rescue dog, Beatrice.
Democratic Club meetings are currently online in response to limits on in-person gatherings, and the closure of the Woman's Club Pavilion rentals.
Our meetings begin as scheduled at 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month. Please register ahead of time, and make sure you are ready to join, if you have not used Zoom before.
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Club meetings are on the LAST Thursday of the month
The Woman's Club Pavilion
14532 Lake Avenue
Doors Open - 6:30pm,
Program/Meeting - 7:00pm
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