Elizabeth (Liz) Walters, was appointed At-Large to Summit County Council in February of 2016. Born and raised here in Northeast Ohio, Liz has been a resident of Summit County for most of her life. For the last ten years, Liz has worked for organizations that seek to improve the lives of middle-class families right here in Summit County. She has worked for local non-profits, along side the men and women of organized labor, led Democratic campaigns and organizations, and served as a senior aide to Congresswoman Betty Sutton in Ohio’s 13th Congressional District for several years.
Liz has spent her career working on behalf of organizations and people who support progressive values. She has directed large and diverse teams, managed multi-million dollar budgets, built diverse and effective coalitions – skills that will enable her to be an effective and efficient leader on Council.
Crediting her start in public service to Girl Scouts, Liz got the "bug" as a Legislative Intern for the Girl Scouts of the USA in D.C. after graduating from college. She is a lifetime Girl Scout and has been active with the organization as a member, employee, or volunteer since the age of five.
Liz is a graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School and earned a B.A. in History from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and her Masters in Public Administration from Cleveland State University. She is a member of the Summit County Catholic Commission, the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio Young Alumni Council, and is a Political Partner with the Truman National Security Project.