John N. Schmidt represents the County of Summit’s Second District on County Council and currently serves as Chair of the Public Safety Committee, Vice-Chair of the Personnel Committee, and is also on the Health & Human Services Committee. Mr. Schmidt's District includes most of Cuyahoga Falls, the City of Munroe Falls, and portions of Akron including East Akron, Goodyear Heights & North Hill.
John has dedicated much of his adult life to serving the public in various roles, including having served 20 years as a Cuyahoga Falls City Councilmember. Mr. Schmidt also has prior service to the county having worked on the County Executive’s staff for thirteen years and served as Deputy Director for the Board of Elections.
A leader in the Community, John has held many leadership roles and is a Veteran of the United States Navy Reserve (Seabees), a past President of the Cuyahoga Falls City Council and a past President of the Cuyahoga Falls Democratic Club. Mr. Schmidt had the distinct honor to be included on the American Council of Young Political Leaders-Delegation to Poland/Hungary in 1993.
Mr. Schmidt holds his Master of Arts in Teaching from Kent State University and a B.S. in Political Science/Criminal Justice from The University of Akron.
Councilman Schmidt’s community involvement continues outside the public service realm as he carries membership in the Knights of Columbus; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Fraternal Order of Police Associates; American Red Cross, Government Liaison, Hurricane Katrina Relief; Seabee Historical Society; Summit County Democratic Central Committee; and the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC). In 2010, he was elected Democratic State Central Committeeman for the 27th Senate District of Ohio. John also holds membership in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum as a charter member, and is a member of WVIZ/PBS. Mr. Schmidt is a Charter Member of St. Eugene’s Church.
Mr. Schmidt’s past involvement in community organizations include membership in Kiwanis, Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce, Stow Chamber of Commerce, URW Local 9, Teamsters Local 24, the Akron Press Club, and is a former member of the Schnee Learning Center Board of Directors. John is a past Co-Chair of the St. Vincent DePaul Society and past volunteer with the Summit County Juvenile Court Values Program.