Switching Gears Barberton


AMATS will once again host a Switching-Gears Conference – this time in Barberton, Ohio. On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, AMATS, along with the City of Barberton and the Barberton Community Foundation, will host Jason Roberts of Better Block and Charles Marohn of Strong Towns. A continental breakfast will be served beginning at 8:30, with the program beginning at 9. Mayor William Judge will be on hand to give an update about recent initiatives in the City of Barberton, followed by presentations from both of our speakers. Lunch will be catered by White House Chicken, and attendees can choose between an afternoon bike ride or guided walk in downtown Barberton.

Support Barberton and wear purple! Attendees wearing purple will be entered into a drawing for a raffle prize.

  • To register, please contact Martha Chandler at 330-375-2436 extension 4830. Registration will be available June 12 through July 21.
  • Cost to attend is $15 with checks made payable to the City of Barberton. (Pre-registered attendees can pay exact cash on the day of the event – no change available.)
  • Barberton High School is located at 555 Barber Road, Barberton OH 44203. Please use Morgan Street to access the parking in the back of the building, by the football field.