Rita was elected to serve District 1 on Summit County Council in 2020. She represents constituents in the Cities of Macedonia and Twinsburg, the Villages of Boston Heights, Northfield, Peninsula, Reminderville and Richfield, the Townships of Boston, North Center, Richfield, Sagamore Hills and Twinsburg, as well as precincts 5A and 8E in Cuyahoga Falls.
Rita previously served on Macedonia City Council from 2012-2015, including as Council President in 2015. Rita led the Council to pass legislation unanimously more than 90% of the time. She also accrued a deep background in infrastructure and economic development, parks and recreation, union negotiations and State and Federal grant funding.
During her tenure, Macedonia City Council achieved significant results for the community, including:
- Increased staffing and modernized equipment for police and fire/rescue
- Paid off City debt, reduced tax rates, eliminated deficit spending and built a 10% surplus
- Focused on economic development, resulting in the creation of hundreds of jobs, new housing and retail, options for senior housing and a new hotel.
- Obtained more than $200M in State and Federal funding for infrastructure programs, including highway improvements, road resurfacing and playground equipment
Since 2010, Rita has also worked as Office Manager for a local property management company. As such, she understands the challenges that businesses in our community face, and continues to hone her excellent business development, communications and relationship-building skills. Rita also has experience as a freight broker in the transportation industry.
A Summit County resident for more than two decades, Rita currently lives in Macedonia with her partner, David. Rita is an active member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and the Federated Women of Summit County, serving as Third Vice President. She has two adult children, Brooke and Luke.
Rita is grateful for the opportunity that the residents of District 1 have afforded her to represent their interests on Council, and is committed to serving her constituents with honesty, integrity and passion.