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The Board Meetings will continue to be livestreamed on the Tallmadge Broadcast Youtube Channel on Youtube here.

The Board meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room (1221) at the new Tallmadge High School, 140 N. Munroe Road. Notice is given of changes in date, time or place of meeting.

Christine Cipa - President

Christine Cipa - Vice President
Christine is the parent of three children in the Tallmadge School System: Jonathan, Benjamin and Stephanie. She holds a BS in Secondary Education and Masters work in Elementary Education. She has taught in local school districts and now, with her husband Christopher, owns and operates a small business in Tallmadge. She is also a long time community and school volunteer and a member of the Doggie Brigade at Akron Children's Hospital.

Address: 478 N. Munroe Rd
Phone: 330-607-7476
Term Expires: Dec. 2023

Jennifer Justice-Carter - Vice President

Jennifer Justice-Carter
Jennifer was raised in Tallmadge and graduated from Tallmadge High School in 1996. She went on to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Akron. Jennifer currently maintains her registered nurse status in the State of Ohio.  Jennifer is raising three children -- Katherine, Warner, and Charlotte in Tallmadge and all three children attend Tallmadge City Schools.  Jennifer volunteers as a softball coach and bible school teacher.  Jennifer enjoys keeping her family active in sports and enjoys watching girls fast pitch softball.  She is currently fulfilling her second School Board term.

Address:  525 East Avenue
Phone: 330-283-8635
Term Expires: Dec. 2023 

Mark Fairhurst

Mark Fairhurst
A native of the greater Akron area, Mark grew up and graduated from Mogadore High School and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of Akron.

Mark has worked the past 30+ years in Northeast Ohio within the marketing and advertising industry. He has been both partner and owner in several businesses. Most recently, Mark was the Director of Financial Development for the American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties. While with the Red Cross, not only was he responsible for local development work but also traveled around the country, as it related to major emergencies in such places as Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.

Currently, Mark is the Executive Director for Embracing Futures, Inc., whose core program provides orthodontic treatment for poor and working poor families with children suffering from severe orthodontic and jaw misalignment problems.

Some of his past memberships and activities include the Akron Roundtable, Akron and Canton Advertising Clubs, Downtown Akron Kiwanis Club and Foundation, Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce, Jackson / Belden Chamber of Commerce, Canton Building Industry Association, Communications Co-Chair for Bridgestone Invitational Tournament, Tallmadge Athletic Boosters, Tallmadge Foundation and Tallmadge Little League.

Currently, Mark lives in Tallmadge with his wife, Janet, of 37 years and together they have two children, Ashley (29), married to Will McGee and, Scott (25) and their dog, Reese. He enjoys his family, golf and is a girls' fast pitch softball umpire.

Address: 86 Tallwood Dr.
Phone: 330-612-2142
Term Expires: Dec. 2025

Todd Loughry

Todd Loughry
Todd is a 1997 graduate of Tallmadge High School. He and his wife Jessica have two boys, Zachary and Luke, and both attend Tallmadge City Schools. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kent State University and works as a mortgage loan officer with PrimeLending. Todd volunteers coaching for Tallmadge Youth Football and enjoys attending sporting events in his free time.

Address:  613 Kiowa Trail
Phone:  330-703-0555
Term Expires:  Dec. 2025

Meghan Thompson

Meghan Thompson
Meghan is the parent of two Tallmadge students and a 1998 graduate of Tallmadge High School. She is
the Vice-President of Thompson & Hummel Insurance here in Tallmadge. When she is not working, she
is spending her time volunteering on many boards, including The Tallmadge Foundation, Past President
of the Tallmadge Chamber of Commerce, Past President of The Tallmadge Elementary PTA, and many
more. Meghan enjoys watching her children play sports, spending time with her friends and of course
her family.

Address:  205 High Point Circle
Phone:  330-630-3630
Term Expires:  Dec. 2025
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