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The Lakeside community holds a wealth of knowledge and stories. This week, hear from some of your friends and neighbors on their unique areas of focus.

Andrea Capuano

“Leadership & Your Style”
10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 28 | Train Station
This workshop, led by Andrea Capuano and Lisa Waite, provides an introduction to how you approach leadership, based on your personality and behavioral style.

“Leadership from Within”
10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29 | Train Station
This workshop, led by Andrea Capuano and Jeremy Lile, provides an introduction to integrating purpose, well-being, coaching, spirituality and integrity into your day-to-day life and leadership of others.

Andrea Capuano is the owner of Capuano Consulting, a boutique consulting practice that specializes in identifying and nurturing leaders in all phases of development. She began her career at ComDoc, an office solutions provider headquartered in Ohio as a Payroll/Benefits Administrator. During her tenure, she assumed responsibility for human resources, payroll and corporate administrative support. She also led the customer service, leadership and sales training functions, ending her time with ComDoc as Vice President of Organizational Development. While in this function, she co-created multiple programs, including ComDoc’s women’s leadership group, called Inspire; the merging leaders program called splash!; Global Imaging/XBS’s Global Leaders Institute; and a special program gifted to a local high school called Developing Leaders of Tomorrow.

She transitioned from ComDoc to Xerox where she led an elite international pre-executive leadership program, called Vista. Having walked the journey from entry-level to executive, she understands personally what it takes to reach this level of leadership and is effective at bringing others along with her.

Lisa Waite collaborates in education and business contributing to professional development retreats, leadership academies, exploring leader programs and annual ‘playbook’ initiatives.

She holds a master’s degree in organizational communication from the University of Akron, Dare to Lead training from the Brene Brown Institute, and certification in leadership and executive development from Barry-Wehmiller Corporate University.

She is a communication professor at Kent State University at Stark. In professional development, she

 is a passionate practitioner and seasoned executive coach specializing in leadership, teams and communication. Her commitment reflects three decades of shaping extraordinary leaders who are called to be visionaries and promote civility, accountability and innovation to compete.

Jeremy Lile’s passion is to help people discover and deploy their purpose. For over 20 years, he has coached hundreds of individuals and teams to live out their core values and purpose. He believes that the foundational skills that come from the inner life have the most potential to inspire people in the work they do.

In addition to leading organizational growth as the Executive Director of Heart to Heart Leadership, Lile enjoys coaching individuals and facilitating The Enneagram, Purposeful Leadership, Leadership from Within, Appreciative Inquiry and CliftonStrengths.

He is a graduate of Leadership Akron’s Signature Class 34 and a recipient of the Greater Akron Chamber’s “30 for the Future Award, the University of Akron’s EX[L] Center “Community Champion” Award and the 2019 and 2020 NSME Akron/Canton’s “Outstanding Community Leader” Award.

Jim Switzer

“Changes to the Zoning Regulations in Lakeside”
10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 30 | Orchestra Hall
Jim Switzer will lead two Historic Preservation & Design Review Board (HP&DRB) presentations on Wednesday, Aug. 30 and Thursday, Aug 31 at 10:30 a.m. in Orchestra Hall. These lectures are supported by the Vearl Smith Historic Preservation Endowment.

The Lakeside Association Board of Directors began a mission to update the Rules and Regulations in 2019. As part of the development of the latest Rules and Regulations, certain rules needed to be adjusted to either better align with current zoning laws or better align with the needs of Lakeside, causing the need to change the Danbury Zoning Ordinance sections that impact Lakeside.

Known as a text amendment to the Danbury Zoning Ordinance, there were two separate and distinct applications and changes to zoning. Switzer will discuss the impacts of zoning changes for the first round, primarily addressing the existing “Lakeside L District (L)” and the “Lakeside Business Overlay (LBO)” District changes.

Switzer will then address the second round of changes, which introduces the “Lakeside Municipal Overlay (LMO)” District, or primarily the association land outside of the LBO, describing the changes for “Permitted Uses”.

“The Lakeside HP&DRB Process for Cottage Exterior Changes”
10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 31 | Orchestra Hall

Every cottage owner has signed a Lakeside Association “Assignment of Lease” acknowledging that they understand they are buying in to an association that has Rules and Regulations. It further notes that the buyer has read the rules.

With the new Rules and Regulations adopted on April 1, 2023, by the Lakeside Association Board, this is a great opportunity to understand and get a refresher on the rules, specifically related to making changes to your cottage.

Switzer will outline the steps necessary for your project to sail through the HP&DRB process. The newly adopted rules now allow Switzer, the Lakeside Development Administrator, the authority to approve certain types of projects without having to present to the full HP&DRB.

Jim Switzer is a full-time resident of Lakeside, having owned a cottage with his wife, Laurie, at 526 Elm Avenue for the past 10 years. Switzer is currently the Lakeside Development Administrator overseeing the Historic Preservation & Design Review Board (HP&DRB) and Lakeside land usage on a part-time basis. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Lakeside Municipal Services. Switzer served on the Lakeside Association Board of Directors before taking the Senior Vice President position.

Switzer retired from a 38-year career in telecommunications in 2018, the majority of which was with AT&T (Ohio Bell-Ameritech-SBC-AT&T!). He led many project management teams in the development of critical elements in emerging technologies, including cable television, DSL (first telephone company high speed internet services), fiber to the home and cellular communication.

Switzer received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Mount Union and his master’s degree from Baldwin Wallace University.

Steve Bailey

“Driving Indiana” & “The Deaners of Fairmount”
10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 1 | Orchestra Hall
A filmmaker and teacher, Steve Bailey is curious and always looking for interesting stories to tell. He has been coming to Lakeside since he was born and now enjoys sharing it with his kids. His father, John, lives just outside the East Gate.

Bailey is a professor of film and media arts at Taylor University in Indiana. He received his BA in media communication from Asbury University, his MA in communication from the University of Kentucky and his MFA degree from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He has been working in the film and media industry for 25 years and has worked in several different segments of the field.

“Driving Indiana” is a documentary about cars made in Indiana. The state was once a place for luxury and performance auto manufacturers. This film looks at the people who have chosen to take care of these automobiles. They restore and preserve them so that the cars can live on for another generation. The film aired on the Indiana PBS network and has won several awards and been screened at film festivals.

“The Deaners of Fairmount” is Bailey’s most recent film and gives an inside look into the fandom of the late movie star from the 1950s, James Dean. The film follows some “Deaners” who have moved from around the world to Fairmount, Indiana, in order to be close to the place where Dean is from. They’re all trying to preserve Dean’s legacy through festivals, fan weekends and memorial services. They also take care of monuments and collections in Fairmount.

It’s a quirky look into the lives of people who are doing exactly what they want to be doing. “The Deaners of Fairmount” has won awards and been screened at film festivals around the world.

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Aug 28, 2023 - Sep 01, 2023



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