Ben Bates

Ben Bates

Ben Bates
Ward 3

Committee Assignments

  • Finance Chair
  • Utilities Vice-Chair
  • Personnel/Rules Member


Ben has been married to his wife, Sarah, since 2005.  They have four children:  one son and three daughters - all of which have attended Norton Public Schools since at least first grade.  They have been residents of Norton since 2007.  Ben graduated from Kent State University with a B.S. in Mathematics.  He has filled various roles in Commercial Banking for 15 years with another two years in church / non-profit finance.  He is currently employed by Grace Church of Greater Akron as an Accounting Manager, as well as a part-time Commercial Portfolio Manager at S&T Bank.  He is an active member of Grace Church - Norton Campus, volunteers with Reclaim Ministries, is an assistant coach for his son's travel baseball team, and is on the Board for Urban Vision in the North Hill community of Akron.