Christopher J. Meager "C.J."

Christopher MeagerChristopher J. Meager "C.J.", Ward 2

Phone: (330) 807-6534
Term Expires: December 31, 2021
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Council & Committee Member

CJ Meager is serving his first term on City Council. CJ is the Chair of the Rules and Personnel Committee, Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental and Utilities Committee, and a member of the Planning and Economic Development Committee.

CJ served on the City’s 2019 Charter Review Commission.

Education

Christopher J. Meager “C.J.” is a City of Green Native and 2005 graduate of Green High School. Following high school, CJ attended Muskingum University and University of Nebraska, where, in addition to his normal course work, he conducted research at a state-run forensic hospital as part of the University’s Research Experience for Undergraduates. CJ ultimately graduated, summa cum laude, from Muskingum University in 2009 with a double major in psychology and criminal justice and a minor in sociology. CJ graduated from the University of Akron School of Law in 2012. While in law school, CJ was the Director of the Inmate Assistance Program, law clerk for the Appellate Review Office, assistant editor of the Constitutional Law Journal and captain of his moot court team.

Employment

CJ is now a partner at the law firm of Brennan, Manna & Diamond, in Akron, Ohio, where he specializes in corporate, business, real estate, government and public law, and civil litigation matters.

Accomplishments

CJ has been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers as a 2020 and 2021 Rising Star. Rising Stars are selected by their peers as the top up-and-coming attorneys who are under the age of 40 or have been practicing for 10 years or less. Only 2.5% of the attorneys in Ohio are named to the Rising Stars list each year. 

Service to the Community

In addition to his professional responsibilities, CJ co-founded and is the current president of the Green Professionals Association (GPA), a non-profit organization dedicated to giving back to the Green community. GPA hosts it annual Turkey Trot to raise money for college scholarships for Green High School seniors. To date, GPA has awarded over $30,000 in college scholarships to former Green High School students. Meager also currently serves on the boards of the Akron Bar Foundation and Healthy Green Race Series.  

Family

CJ has lived within Ward 2 for the last 6+ years with his eight-year-old labradoodle, Winston.