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ABOUT THE MAYOR
Canton City Hall - 8th Floor
218 Cleveland Avenue SW
Canton, OH 44702
The Honorable William J. Healy II
Mayor, City of Canton
P.O. Box 24218
Canton, OH 44702
Mayor William Healy - Official Biography
Mayor William J. Healy II was elected to his first term as Mayor of the City of Canton on November 6, 2007. Before becoming Mayor, he was elected in 2004 and 2006 to represent the 52nd District of the Ohio House of Representatives, which includes all of Canton and parts of Stark County.
A former small business owner, Mayor Healy spends most of his time creating new opportunities for economic development and job creation in Canton. A large part of his strategy depends upon cooperation between local governments in the region and an increased emphasis on the development of international trade. In 2008, area businesses made plans to spend nearly $1 billion to grow their local operations, which the Mayor hopes to use as a foundation for creating future opportunities within the city.
When not working to strengthen our local economy, Mayor Healy spends much of his time improving the safety and security of Canton’s neighborhoods. In 2008, he added ten additional officers to the city’s police force and began to implement new strategies to combat crime and reduce the prevalence of drugs, prostitution, and gangs on city streets.
Understanding that strong neighborhoods are essential to safe communities, Mayor Healy is committed to making Canton a city where people want to live, work, and raise a family. By investing in public infrastructure, creating home rehabilitation programs, and awarding grants to neighborhood associations, the Mayor hopes to instill a sense of pride and ownership in Canton’s neighborhoods for years to come.
Mayor Healy is a 1981 graduate of Canton McKinley Senior High School. He earned his Associate’s degree from the Stark Campus of Kent State University in Canton, a Bachelor’s degree from Rowan University in New Jersey, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the NYU Stern School of Business in New York City.
Mayor Healy is the son of the late William J. Healy, a former Democratic city councilman and long-time state lawmaker in the Ohio House of Representatives.
Honorable Mayor William J. Healy II cordially invites you to the State of the City Annual Address
Ohio Representative for the 52nd District
Boards and Commissions
Canton Development Partnership Coordinating Commission, Member
Canton Tomorrow, Member
Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns, Member
US Conference of Mayors, Member
Summit County Mayors Association, Member
Ribs Task Force, Member
Canton City Health Board, President
Canton City Planning Commission, Chairman
City of Canton Community Improvement Corp., President
City of Canton Investment Board, Member
Records Commission, Member
Systems Planning Board, Member
Canton City Board of Control, Member
Northeast Ohio Mayors & City Managers Association, Member
Stark County Boards/Commissions
Greater Canton MLK Commission, Member
Kent State Stark Advisory Board, Member
Stark Co. Area Transportation Study, Member
Stark Co. Corrections Planning Board, Member
Stark Council of Governments, Member
Stark Development Board, Member
Stark Family Council, Member
Stark County Regional Planning Commission, Member
Stark-Tusc-Wayne Joint Solid Waste District, Member
Workforce Investment Board, Member
Ohio Municipal League Board of Trustees, Member
Fair Employment Practices Board, Member
Fair Housing Commission, Member
Carnegie Mellon’s Mayors’ Institute on City Design Symposium
Implemented Mayor’s Scholarship
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics Seminar for Newly elected Mayors
Sister city with Saltillo, Mexico
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