James J. Hardy

Deputy Mayor for Integrated Development City of Akron , Akron OH
James J. Hardy

James J. Hardy, MPH, serves as Deputy Mayor for Integrated Development at the City of Akron, Ohio. In this role, James manages all aspects of City development including urban planning and design, business retention and expansion, economic policy, downtown operations, recreation and parks, and elements of engineering. James is passionate about legacy cities, and the unique opportunities and challenges within them.  When not at the office, James enjoys taking his two rescue dogs to the park with his wife, Chrissy, and children, Sophia and Will, or cheering on his beloved Cleveland sports teams.

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CCI is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and The California Endowment.

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