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Posted on: February 5, 2020

City of Green Announces 2020 Class of Green CLI

Green Community Leadership Initiative

City of Green Announces 2020 Class of Green CLI

GREEN, OH – The City of Green is pleased to announce the selection of 18 individuals for the 2020 Community Leadership Initiative (CLI) program. The Green CLI is a unique experience customized to serve a specific community to foster and encourage community engagement and community development, while also incorporating a countywide perspective.

Throughout the program, the Green CLI participants will discover community assets, explore opportunities to become more involved, and develop as community and professional leaders, while engaging with Green’s key decision-makers. Each participant will grow as a leader and see how the impact of their involvement can help advance Green’s well-being, and how these connect to the overall picture of Summit County.

“The City of Green is honored to announce the members of this unique leadership program for our second class to our community and look forward to the remarkable impact these talented individuals will make on the City of Green,” said Mayor Gerard Neugebauer.

The members of the 2020 of the Green CLI are:

David E. Anthony


Anthony Funeral Homes

Jennifer L. Bako

Director, Public & Donor Relations

Goodwill Industries of Akron

Michael G. Castelli

Lead Pastor

The Chapel

Jim T. Corra

Human Resources/IT

Serra Auto Park

Tim Hanna


Hanna Rasnick Evanchan

Palmisano Hobson & Fox, LLC


Henry L. Johnson Jr.

Store Director

ACME Fresh Market

Angie M. Kilgore

Director, HR & Talent Development

New Innovations

Christi Kugler

Executive Director

The Gables of Green Senior Living

Tierney L. May

Service Manager

Innovative Autocare

Lucas K. McSurley


Messiah Lutheran Church

Joe Natco

District Chief

City of Akron Fire Department

Carmen Penedo

Service and Support Administration Coordinator

Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board

Matthew Shiver

Business Consultant

Beth Shook

Personal Banker

Key Bank

Kevin M. Spray

Financial Advisor


Kristin S. Susick

Supervisor, Corporate Responsibility


Carl “Rocky” A. Wargo

Executive Director

YMCA Camp Y-Noah

Amanda Withee

Director of Operations

Sully’s Tool and Party Rental

The six-session program runs March through May 2020 and at the end of the curriculum, the class will complete a community-based project.

For those interested in being considered for future classes, email Jessica Hyser at

The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 26,000 residents.  Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County.    Visit