Akronite of the Week

Week of Oct. 31: Katarina Cook

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Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a judge would be like? This week is your chance! Akron Municipal Court Judge Katarina Cook is taking over.

Katarina is a “hometown girl.” As a Girl Scout she hiked in all of the Metro Parks, falling in love with Sand Run Metro Park and its ford. She graduated from Firestone High School and The University of Akron School of Law. She lived and worked in Highland Square. Now, Katarina, her husband Kevin and their four boys live in Fairlawn Heights where she’s active in the Fairlawn Heights Neighborhood Association.

Katarina is passionate about gardening and preserving Akron’s history. She is a Summit County Master Gardener — her garden was on the garden tour this past summer. She is also a member of the Akron Garden Club and on the boards for Friends of Hower House and Cascade Park Locks Association.

Katarina has worked at Akron’s municipal court for the past 11 years: for four years she was a magistrate, and for nearly seven she has been a judge. Before then, she was a guardian ad litem, representing the best interests of children and visiting Akron neighborhoods. During the eight years she did that, Katarina found out about all the services available to children in need.

Follow Summit Peeks on Twitter to get a look at Katarina’s Akron this week.