Jeff Wilhite joined Family Promise of Summit County in February of 2013 as Executive Director. The main focus of Family Promise is to provide homeless families with children the assistance necessary to help them reach sustainable independence. Jeff and his staff have successfully set-up a new Day Center and Endowment for the organization. He has over 25 years of Private Business and Public Service experience.
In February of 2016, Jeff was appointed to the un-expired term for an open seat on Summit County Council, District 4. District 4 covers Akron Wards 1,2,4,5,8,10, a small portion of Cuyahoga Falls and the Eastern half of Bath Township. In November 2016, Jeff was elected to a full four- year term. He serves as Chair of the Council’s Planning and Economic Development Committee. He is a committee member on the Health and Human Services Committee, Public Safety Committee, and Rules Committee. In his first eight months on Council, he sponsored and passed legislation for fuel Pump security for consumers at the gas pump to protect against credit card identity theft. It was the first in any Ohio County.
He has served as President and managing partner of Hydrogen Energy Systems, LLC, President of ECD Ovonics Hydrogen Energy Division and senior Administrative Positions for Summit County, Ohio and The City of Akron. Mr. Wilhite served as Chief of Staff/Deputy Mayor for Administration and Deputy Director of Planning for the City of Akron. Jeff served as the founding Executive Director of the Summit/Akron Solid Waste Management Authority covering all of Summit County, Ohio. He served as Chief Operating Officer for the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Mr. Wilhite has a life-long interest in family issues, education, invention, and environmental initiatives.
He is married to Cindy and has two grown children, Jordan and Katie.
Coming in September
September 1 – Reverend Michael J. Stalla, M.Div, MA,
Pastor, SS. Cosmos and Damian, Twinsburg,
Returning from our Mission in El Salvador