Each month, the (new) mayor of Akron will stop in the WAKR studios to discuss the goings on throughout the city and what is on his plate for the coming months. Dan Horrigan will also take your calls during each visit, at (330) 370-1590.
Horrigan sat down on the Ray Horner Morning Show to recap his first full month as mayor, along with the growth of education in the area, from kindergarten through post-high school. Specifically, the Akron mayor talked about welcoming Stark State Community College into Summit County, and touched on David James’s State of the Schools Address.
On James’s speech, Horrigan congratulated Akron Public Schools for their impressive turnaround, and how they’re “changing the narrative” about urban public schools. "I’m happy to be a part of it, helping them grow, too.”
Horrigan also addressed the housing situation in the Akron area. A stat the mayor brought up was how there have been more homes built during the Great Depression than in recent history. The mayor is in favor of saving homes and properties, if they are indeed salvageable.