February 20, 2024

Akron-Canton Advocacy Alliance

Following years of close collaboration, the Greater Akron Chamber (GAC) and Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce (CRCC) have officially formed the Akron-Canton Advocacy Alliance (ACAA) with the mission of providing a regional platform for discussing, researching, and applying shared values and principles to public policy issues in the Akron-Canton region.

The ACAA will actively engage member employers, community stakeholders, elected officials, and government representatives to advocate for legislative and regulatory priorities at the local, state, and federal levels. Together we will develop and recommend positions and plans of action to create awareness, educate, and support or oppose government legislation, policies, or regulations affecting GAC and CRCC members and the overall Akron-Canton region.

Engaging the regional business community in the advocacy process will provide greater leverage to collective advocacy efforts, fostering a united approach from the Akron-Canton region on key policy issues in Columbus and Washington, D.C.

We are very excited at this opportunity to work closely with the CRCC and look forward to the great work we intend to do in the near future. As always, THANK YOU for your continued support of our great region, and stay tuned for more advocacy updates!

John Rizzo

Vice President, Akron-Canton Advocacy Alliance

For more information, contact John Rizzo, Vice President, Akron-Canton Advocacy Alliance, at jrizzo@akroncantonadvocacy.org and visit our Advocacy Center.