Paul Adamson is the second Mayor of the City of New Franklin (preceeded by Al Bollas) and began his first term as Mayor on January 1, 2018. He was reelected for a second term, which began January 1, 2022. Prior to serving as Mayor of New Franklin, he served for 16 years as a Franklin Township Trustee and New Franklin Councilman.
Education and Family
Paul Adamson earned a teaching degree and then a law degree from the University of Akron. After teaching high school, he enjoyed a 30-year career as an attorney.
Born in Portage Lakes and a resident of the area for over 50 years, he and his wife Carol have 3 sons and 8 grandchildren. He has been a youth coach in the community for 25 years and has served as a trustee and board member for several local associations and organizations.
Programs and Initiatives
Since 2018, Mayor Adamson has enhanced and improved New Franklin by securing millions of dollars in grants and assets including:
Securing a $4 million water project for S.R. 93 without financial obligation for citizens
Obtaining over $2 million in grants to improve the city's bridges and infrastructure