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Tina Ughrin

Smile Minded Smartworks, LLC
Akron, OH
Tina Ughrin is owner/partner of the firm Smile Minded Smartworks, LLC which provides evaluation, research, organizational development, and community engagement services. Tina has worked with dozens of organizations and agencies helping them to better tell their story, communicate with stakeholders, and lead. Presently, Smile Minded Smartworks is facilitating a city-wide Neighborhood Congress with 19+ neighborhoods participating in this new learning community. In 2015, Tina, and her husband John Ughrin were the neighborhood champions for the North Hill Better Block which had over 5,000 visits to the Temple Square in North Hill Akron testing ideas to make the commercial center more walkable, bike-able, and inviting. They also produced a study of the North Hill Better Block to help the City of Akron administration, funders, and community members better understand the impacts of the Better Block on neighborhood identity, economics, social capital, and physical infrastructure. More recently, Tina has provided additional support to other neighborhoods and communities in telling their Better Block stories.Tina’s volunteer work has concentrated on neighborhood development over the past few years providing leadership and guidance for the North Hill Community Leaders, and emerging North Akron CDC, and serving on the city-wide Akron2Akron steering committee. Tina is also a commissioner on the Board of Summit Metro Parks, a member of the United Way of Summit County Policy Planning Committee, co-chair of the Women’s Network Curriculum Team, and President-elect of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron’s Board of Trustees.