Margo Sommerville (D) is president of council, chairs the Committee on Committees and is an ex-officio member of all standing Council Committees. She is the daughter of former Ward 3 representative and council president Marco Sommerville. She was appointed to office on Jan. 7, 2013, to replace her father when he accepted a position on Mayor Don Plusquellic’s cabinet.
Sommerville is vice president and funeral director of Sommerville Funeral Services. She attended Firestone High School. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Lincoln University and a Master’s in Public Administration/Urban Studies from The University of Akron.
Active memberships include: trustee of The Pearl Foundation; member of the Federated Democratic Women of Summit County; life member of NAACP Akron Chapter; member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc., Chapter Zeta Theta Omega; and member of The Order of Eastern Star. Past board memberships include: Keep Akron Beautiful, Mature Services and East Akron Community House.
Council representative Sommerville hosts Ward 3 meetings on the second Thursday of the month from 6 to 7 p.m. at Odom Boulevard Branch Library, 600 Vernon Odom Boulevard.