J. R. Rinaldi


    Fiancé: Kim. Children: Chelsee, 26; Nick, 22

    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.