Debbie Walsh, Clerk of Courts

Debbie Walsh is proud to serve as the Clerk of Courts for the Akron Municipal Court.  The jurisdiction of the Akron Clerk of Courts Office covers the cities of Akron and Fairlawn, the villages of Richfield, Lakemore and Mogadore, and the townships of Bath, Richfield, and Springfield, serving a population of over 238,000 people.  In an average year the Court administers approximately 85,000 cases through the Criminal, Traffic, Parking and Civil Divisions.  These cases result in nearly $11 million in fines, bonds, civil judgments, etc. that are processed under the Clerk of Courts.  The office is a 24/7 operation, allowing citizens to pay tickets or bond out friends at any time day or night.

Debbie brings a good mix of experience to the Clerk’s office.  From having a father who was a Lt. Detective with the Cleveland Police Department, to her many years of experience in the private sector, as well as over 15 years as a public servant, Debbie brings a variety of skills to the office of Clerk.  Her father instilled in her a strong respect for the law.  Her time in the private sector helped her understand the value of customer service.  Working as a public servant, she managed a large, complex staff, overseeing many departments, much like the Clerk’s office.

Debbie is a 35-year resident of the Highland Square neighborhood and has a deep commitment to the community.  She has served on the Akron Board of Education and also at the Board of Elections for Summit County.  Debbie has also always been involved in her community through volunteering.  Included among the various organizations where Debbie has donated her time are:  Project GRAD Akron, Safe Kids/Summit County, Optimist International, Junior League of Akron, Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame, and the Akron Browns Backers.  Not content to simply watch others put in the work, Debbie has held leadership roles in many of these organizations.

In her own words:  “My passion is service to others.  My hope is to leave the world a little bit better.”