Akron Board of Education
Northeast Ohio, Local
Barbara Sykes is ready for her next political venture, and that is running for the Akron Board of Education. Her experience includes, but is not limited to, former State Director of Ohio AARP, past President & CEO of Ohio United Way, former 3-term State Representative, former Deputy Auditor in Summit County. Barbara is the first African-American woman to have served on Akron’s City Council. Barbara is currently the President & CEO of Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Foundation. Both of her parents had to drop out of school to help work and financially support their families; however, they understood the importance of an education. They impressed upon her and her siblings the value of obtaining an education. When elected, Barbara will work to ensure that every student receives the best education for every tax dollar spent. Her passion for education and ensuring that every student receives the best, and that no student is left behind, is why Matriots is proud to support Barbara Sykes.Sykes for Strong Schools
Now at this juncture in my life, one of the best ways I can show gratitude to a supportive community and to continue to grow and contribute to the well being of our community, is to provide leadership in the successful development of our children as a member of the Akron Board of Education.
– Barbara Sykes