West Honors '30 Faces Of Leadership Stark County'
State lawmaker recognizes local leaders making a difference in the community
May 11, 2017
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State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) yesterday evening presented 29 commendations to the men and women recognized as the “30 Faces of Leadership Stark County” by the countywide leadership organization. The Canton lawmaker was himself one of the 30 individuals recognized Thursday by Leadership Stark County.

“Every positive development in Stark County has been driven by local leaders who care deeply about their community, and nobody personifies that passionate advocacy better than this outstanding group of trailblazers,” said West. “The incredible range of backgrounds in this group – from artists to mayors, CEOs to teachers – shows that everyone has the capacity to make a difference in their community.”

The event, which was hosted at Varian Orchards in East Canton, also celebrated Leadership Stark County’s 30th year in operation. The countywide organization strives to develop the next generation of motivated leaders with a lifelong commitment to bettering their community by offering a series of leadership and education training programs.

“I am humbled to be recognized by Leadership Stark County and am so excited to see how this group of leaders will continue to improve our community in the years ahead,” said West. “Leadership Stark County has been doing incredible work for three decades, and our community will only grow stronger as the next generation of thinkers, creators and doers emerges.”

West, elected to his first term as state representative in November after 13 years on Canton City Council, graduated from Leadership Stark County’s “Signature Program” in 1996.

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