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John M. Rinaldi

John M. Rinaldi

Current employment, volunteer activities, committee memberships, etc.


  • Executive Specialist, City of Canton Building Department
  • President, Canton Parks/Recreation Commission
  • Past President, Canton Joint Recreation District
  • Retired, Certified Professional Equipment Manager, Milwaukee Brewers Major League Baseball Club
  • Board Member, Be a Better Me Foundation
  • Former Board Member, J.B. Stearn Community Center
  • Volunteer, Pro Football Hall of Fame Game Day Equipment Staff
  • Volunteer, Canton City School District
  • Active member, Local Ironworkers Local 550

Number of years in education and/or affiliation with CCS


  • CCS volunteer, thirty-two years 
  • BOE member, 2003-2008, 2013-present
  • Past BOE Vice President, 2006/2015-2017
  • Past BOE President, 2007, 2015
  • CCS Parent/Grandparent 1997 to present

I serve on the Board of Education for the Canton City School District because:

I serve on the BOE because I feel that strong leadership at this level is crucial. A strong school system is vital for our community. As a current CCS grandparent and taxpayer, we must have BOE leadership who can look at our financial forecast and make tough decisions.

My most memorable moment at Canton City Schools:

As a current parent, volunteer, and BOE Member, I have many wonderful memories of Canton City Schools. Most memorable would be watching my children graduate from Canton McKinley High School.

What inspires me:

What inspires me the most are the unsolicited comments from community members encouraging me and letting me know that they are counting on me.

The best advice I was ever given or can give:

A wise man once said, “The greater good is about our success.”

In my spare time I like to:

In my spare time I like to volunteer in our community to make Canton a better place to live.