Judi Hill is a native of Oberlin, Ohio. She is a dedicated community leader and advocate on behalf of our community. She retired from the Akron Public Schools in 2008. Ms. Hill served as a former teacher, curriculum specialist and administrator with over thirty years of service advancing the educational development of youth and strengthening community partnerships district-wide.
Ms. Hill’s devotion to the Akron community is evident in her civic involvement. She served on the Citizen Drug Advisory Committee for Akron Municipal Court, and the Use of Force Committee with the Akron Police Department . Since 2008, she has advocated for abused and neglected children as a court appointed Guardian at Litem for the Summit County Juvenile Court, and since 2002, she has served as the chair of the planning committee for College for Kids.
She also serves on numerous other boards and organizations, including Leadership Akron, Towpath Credit Union, Christ Child Society of Akron and the Advisory Board of the American Cancer Society. She is in her second term as president of the Akron Branch of the NAACP after serving as Vice President for over 10 years. Judi is a mentor and an active member of the Arlington Church of God where she has served as a Sunday school teacher for over 20 years.
In addition to her civic involvement, Judi has an impressive list of community service experiences and awards that attest to her servant leadership. Mrs. Judi Hill is a graduate of Leadership Akron Class of XXII and Leadership Akron NEXT Class III. She received the Project GRAD Akron Community Service Award, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Child Advocate Award, and was a Northeast Ohio ATHENA International Leadership Award finalist. She also was recipient of the University of Akron’s College of Education Alumni Award, The Helen E. Arnold Humanitarian Award, The Akron Urban League Volunteer of the Year Award, and The YWCA Hidden Heroine Award to name a few.
When Judi is not busy serving the community, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Gregory Hill, and her family. Judi Hill describes her 4 children and 7 grandchildren as her greatest accomplishment and sense of joy. To relax she plays golf, travels and loves to read.