Akron, Ohio is an award-winning city with a storied past and a
promising future. The City of Akron Seal was designed to reflect the pride that the people
of Akron feel for our community.
The red, white and blue color scheme is used to symbolize our status as an All-America
City. The seal incorporates the official design of the All-America City Award, presented
by the National Civic League to Akron in 1981, 1995, and 2008. Also see www.ci.akron.oh.us/news_releases/2008/0606.htm.
In the blue field of the shield (Pantone Blue 287) there are 10 stars representing the
10 wards of the City of Akron.
The stripes (Pantone Red 186), in addition to recognizing the official logo of the
All-America City Award, also mirrors the logo of one of our city's most beloved
institutions recognized throughout the world, the All-American Soap Box Derby.
First adopted in 1996, the City of Akron Seal is displayed on official correspondence,
on vehicles, signs, banners, flags, and pins, and recognizes officially-sponsored city