Our Board of Directors


“Writing for the Devil Strip has been the easiest and best way for me to be involved with my community and the City of Akron. Being on the board of directors will make it that much more fun!” – Emily Dressler, writer and editor for The Devil Strip, co-creator of the Urine Luck column and proofreader at Geometry Global.

“My over 18 years at the Akron Beacon Journal in community relations and involvement roles reinforced my love for and strong belief in newspapers, journalism and a free press. I believe the Devil Strip can contribute greatly to making the Akron area a strong, vibrant, connected community.” – Rita Kelly Madick, retired ABJ community relations director

“I was drawn to The Devil Strip because of the art on the magazine, but I became a fan and avid reader because of the sense of community I felt while reading it. I appreciate the fact that it gives everyone the opportunity to let their voice be heard.” – Sharetta Howze, Bounce Innovation Hub program coordinator; founder of Cr3ative Expressions Brain Injury Support Group  


When you’re ready to join a community of people who are committed to making Akron a better place to live, become a co-owner of The Devil Strip!

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