National City Bank donates $5,000.00. Pictured above from the left is Ed Holland, VP FCF, Tracey Clarke, Fairlawn Bank Branch Mgr. , and Joe Dazey, President of FCF.

Glacier’s Edge at Fairlawn Park

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.

Phase 1

• Oxbow Wetland Overlook
• Short Gravel Trail
• Art Inclusion
• Benches, Landscaping and Educational Signs

Phase 2

• Four Season Reservable Shelter with Plaza
• Nature Play
• Reforestation

Phase 3

• Community Garden Cottage & Fences
• Restroom/Concession Stand
• Connector Trail to Brunsdorph Bridge

Board of Directors

Joe Dazey


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.

Edward Holland

Edward Holland attended Walsh Jesuit High School (WJHS), and holds a BS Business in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He is the President of Capital Business Resources, Inc. of Akron. Other community involvement include; Treasurer of Notre Dame Club of Akron, WJHS Finance Committee and a member of the Fairlawn Country Club. He is married and has three children.

Barbara Potts


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.

Judy Gerdes

Board Member
Judy Gerdes has been an area realtor for thirty-four years. She is an adjunct professor at Hondros College. She is a returned Peace Corps volunteer from Venezuela. Her other civil involvements include; Master Gardner, WITAN, Fairlawn Park and Recreation Board member and Acting Director of the Akron Zoo. Judy is married to Charles Gerdes. They have three children and seven grandchildren.

Terry Burton

Board Member

Lisa S. Gould

Board Member

Lisa has been a Fairlawn resident since 2003.  She joined John Dellagnese & Associates in November of 2006.  Starting as the Marketing Assistant and Leasing Coordinator she attained her Real Estate License in 2009 and was promoted to Vice President in 2014.  She particularly enjoys listening to and working with her clients to solve their office space needs. 

As a proponent of the Fairlawn area, she served on the Board of Directors of the Fairlawn Area Chamber of Commerce for 6 years, including a term as President in 2013-2014.  She has also been appointed to both the City of Fairlawn Residential Housing Assistance Board and the City of Fairlawn Real Property Maintenance Board.  Lisa and her husband are both Miami University graduates and enjoy world travel.

Kevin Malick

Board Member

Kevin Malick graduated from Miami University and was in Navy ROTC there. After servicing in the Navy, he moved back to Akron and began his career in banking and has been a private banker for the past fifteen years. He works at First National Bank of PA and his office is in Fairlawn. Other community involvement includes Treasurer of Portage Country Club, Akron Children’s Hospital Strategic Alliance Board, and athletic coach/volunteer at St. Hilary Parish. He is married and has two children.


Over the past six years, since its inception, the Fairlawn Community Foundation has been able to achieve the following accomplishments with the help from your generous donations:
  • Fireworks/Parade Sponsored for the past 7 years
  • Gasp (Guardians Advocating Child Safety And Protection) Grant – (2014 – 2018)
  • Fairlawn City Garden Club Grant – Beautification Program (2014 – 2018)
  • Lacrosse Goals Purchased For The City Of Fairlawn Parks And Recreation Department (2013)
  • Sign For Soap Box Derby Participant (2013)
  • Boy Scout Troop #380 Normandy Trip Grant (2014)
  • Logo Scholarship (2014)
  • War of 1812 meals for re-enactors (2014)

We couldn’t have done this without the support of generous donors. In order for the FCF to continue to make a difference in the community, please consider making a tax-deductible donation.


Thank You

Contact Us

Fairlawn Community Foundation
P.O. Box 5304
Fairlawn, OH 44334

p: (330) 668-9500
f: (330) 668-9501