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  • Amber Zibritosky, Clerk of Courts

    Relevant Experience

    • Licensed Attorney practicing for nearly a decade in state and federal courts throughout Ohio, including the Ohio Supreme Court
    • Former Chief Prosecutor for one-third of the jurisdictions served by the Court with the largest active annual caseload of over 1,500 cases per year
    • Served as the Chief Legal Counsel to all of the Stow Judges and the Stow Clerk of Courts Office
    • Certified in LEAN Government Administration by the University of Akron in 2014
    • Served as the Chair of Law Working Group for the Summit County Dispatch Council of Governments and helped to negotiate and draft the joint purchase agreement for the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) software saving the communities of Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, Green, Tallmadge, Mogadore, Akron, and Summit County millions in required technology upgrades 
    • Current Member of the Ohio Association of Municipal/County Court Clerks
    • Former Member of the Summit County Criminal Justice Advisory Board
    • Immediate Past President of the Northeast Ohio Law Director's Association
  • Proven Results

    • Amber is the first Clerk to establish the Stow Clerk of Courts' Police Training Series to open the lines of communication between the Clerks' office, law enforcement officers and the various communities served by the Court 
    • Amber currently maintains the highest collection rate on record for the Court with over 80% of all outstanding fines and costs collected at no additional cost to taxpayers
    • Amber collects and manages the disbursement of over $7 million annually, allowing Stow Municipal Court to consistently fund all of its operations without spending a single dollar of taxpayer money
    • Since taking over the Clerk's Office, Amber has utilized LEAN methodologies to refine processes, create efficiencies and improve service
    • Amber is currently working with the Ohio State Patrol to launch e-ticketing and permit paperless filings saving the public and our law enforcement officers time and money 
    • Amber led the Court's adoption of direct indictment streamlining felony prosecutions and saving taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars annually
    • As Chief Prosecutor, Amber fought for our communities and sued the pharmaceutical companies responsible for Ohio's opioid epidemic
  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2007, Magna Cum Laude, Miami University - Oxford, Ohio
    • Juris Doctor, 2010,The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law - Columbus, Ohio
    • Admitted to Ohio Bar in 2010
    • Admitted to U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2016