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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
Official Biography of
William J. Healy II
MAYOR OF CANTON
William J. Healy II was elected in 2007 and is currently serving in his seventh year as Mayor of Canton. Before becoming Mayor, he served two terms in the Ohio House of Representatives. Mayor Healy was also selected as a member of the Ohio Delegation for the 2012 Presidential Democratic National Convention and was one of Ohio’s Electoral votes that reelected Barack Obama as President of the United States.
Mayor Healy focuses 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. Mayor Healy is diligently working to keep jobs in Canton as well as attract new jobs to his city.
In addition to his economic concerns, Mayor Healy’s priorities are making Canton safer, improving neighborhoods and promoting quality education opportunities for every child in his community. Mayor Healy is committed to making Canton a city where people want to live, work, and raise a family.
Mayor Healy earned his Associate’s degree from Kent State University’s Stark campus, a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Rowan University in New Jersey, and an MBA Degree in Management from the NYU Stern School of Business in New York.
Mayor Healy is the current President of the Ohio Municipal League, Board of Trustee Member of the Kent State Stark Advisory Board, Trustee of the Stark Development Board, President of the Canton Health Board, and serves on numerous other city, county and civic organizations.
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
Mayors Association of Portage, Summit & Stark Counties, Member
Ribs Task Force, Member
Canton City Health Board, President
Canton City Planning Commission, Chairman
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, Memb
Kent State University MPA Board of Trustee
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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