Ross Widenor

Ross Widenor

Ross Widenor, Council President

Councilman Ward I

Phone: 724-344-8123
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Ross grew up in a small town in southwest PA and studied chemical engineering at Case Western Reserve University, where he met his husband, Anthony. After completing his master's degree, he began his career at Bridgestone Americas in Akron, where he interned as an undergrad. He and Anthony rented an apartment in Stow for a few years until they bought their forever home in Munroe Falls in 2017.

Upon moving to the city, he was appointed to the Park Board, which replaced his previous role as the Stow representative on the board of Akron Metro. He served as chair for three years and led the memorial brick sale fundraiser for the Veteran's Memorial maintenance and improvement project.

Ross still works at Bridgestone, where he began as a materials engineer, spent some time working on open innovation projects, and currently works as a strategic planning specialist, supporting the company's Sustainability Solutions Businesses. He collaborates closely with Bridgestone's global team, and work has taken him all over the country as well as to Tokyo, Rome, and other company locations around the world.

 In his free time, you'll find Ross at the gym, playing video games, strolling a trail through a park with Anthony, or playing board games with friends. He is also involved with his church, Christ Episcopal in Kent, where he sings in the choir and is a lector and eucharistic minister. He believes that having been given so much in life, he has a duty to work to make life better for others, and looks forward to working with the rest of the City Council to do just that!