You are invited to our 2017 office Open Houses

As you may know, our long-time Executive Director Sara Strattan is retiring next month. Sara has been a valued leader for Legal Aid, having served at the helm for nearly 20 years, leading steadily through economic downturns and multiple restructurings and mergers.  It’s with heartfelt gratitude that we wish her well on this next chapter in her life.

We are thrilled to share with you that our Board has selected a new leader. After a five-month national search, our Associate Director Steven McGarrity has been tapped as Sara’s successor. Steven’s years of service, his presence regionally and nationally in the legal aid community, and his inspiring vision for carrying our organization forward placed him above all other applicants, and we are excited to watch where he takes the organization.

(View the formal announcement about Steven’s appointment online at

I would like to personally invite you to join us for an Open House, where Steven will be sharing his vision for the future. We are hosting four Open Houses, one at each of our offices. I hope you’ll be able to join us for one:

Akron Office: Thursday, April 6 (4:30-6:30 p.m.)

Canton Office: Monday, May 15 (4:30-6:30 p.m.)

Warren Office: Monday, June 5 (4:30-6:30 p.m.)

Youngstown Office: Tuesday, June 20 (4:30-6:30 p.m.)

To RSVP, please email Jennifer Connolly at For additional details regarding these events can be found on our website at

Please join me in wishing Sara well in her retirement, and in congratulating Steven. I hope to see you soon!

Nancy Grim

President, Board of Trustees

Posted: February 17, 2017