The purpose of the foundation is “Promoting the Quality of Life in the City of Fairlawn,” a most worthy and admirable goal. The FCF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit so all donations are tax deductible. Because of the support of individuals and businesses like yours, the Foundation has been able to provide the community with a Fourth of July parade and fireworks display for the past four consecutive years. The Foundation will continue to work on other projects that will improve the quality of life in the community.
Although difficult to imagine, portions of Ohio have been buried under ice and snow. Fairlawn and most of Summit County is on the edge of the Wisconsinan (14,000 to 24,000 years old), Illinoian (130,000 to 300,000 years old) and Pre-Illinoian (older than 300,000 years) glacier deposits. In fact, there are large deposits of sand, gravel and till – called Eskers and Kames – that provide the undulating hillsides of Sand Run Metroparks. These deposits are left by retreating glaciers.
Glacier’s Edge at Fairlawn Park pays homage to this wonderful, local, geological history.
• Oxbow Wetland Overlook
• Short Gravel Trail
• Art Inclusion
• Benches, Landscaping and Educational Signs
Joe Dazey is originally from Uniontown, Ohio. He has been a Fairlawn resident since 2015. Joe has an Associates degree in bank management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Education from the University of Akron. Joe has worked for FirstMerit, Northwestern Mutual Life and Joe joined XXI Financial in 2008 where he works with current clients and helps with developing new representatives.
Barbara Potts has been a Fairlawn resident for over thirty-three years and Ward 2 Council person for the City of Fairlawn since 2004. She is one of the founding members of the Foundation and current treasurer. Barbara graduated from Kansas State University, taught at Delta College in Michigan and was bookkeeper in her husband’s business for seventeen years. She has four adult children and eight grandchildren.
Gary L. Himmel
Gary L. Himmel, Esq. has been President of the Fairlawn Community Foundation for 5 years. He is married to Ilona. They have 3 adult sons, Paul, Steven and Keith. Mr. Himmel has an active law practice in Ohio and has also appeared in cases around the country for various clients during his 35 years of practice.