Rita Darrow was elected to serve District 1 on Summit County Council in 2020. She previously served as a Council Member and President of the Macedonia City Council. During her term as Council President, Council passed over 300 legislative items with more than 90% of them passed unanimously. During her time on city council, Rita accrued a deep background in infrastructure and economic development, parks and recreation, union negotiations and State and Federal grant funding.
A Summit County resident for more than two decades, Rita currently lives in Macedonia near her two adult children. Rita is an active member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and the Federated Women of Summit County, serving as Third Vice President.