Since 2010, Janet Weir Creighton has been elected to the Board of Stark County Commissioners.  Creighton brings 35 years of elected experience where she has cultivated a diverse background in government and public affairs.
Creighton’s journey began in Canton/Stark County, Ohio where she served in the capacity of County Recorder, County Auditor, and as the first woman elected Mayor of the City of Canton.  Her path of service took her to Washington, DC where she served as Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush, and as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.
Her commitment to her city, county, and state is evident with the numerous appointments on boards and commissions throughout the years.  Currently, she is Vice President of the Board of Arts in Stark; a member of the Exchange Club of Canton-Stark County; serves as President of Stark Housing Network; is a member of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio; and is Vice President of the Mariners Island Condo Association.  In 2000, Creighton served as General Chairperson of the Pro Football HOF Festival.  Her volunteer service to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, altogether, covered an impressive 35 years.
Creighton was a founding member of Women’s Impact and was named the 1st Athena Award winner in Stark County.  Women’s Impact brings established women leaders together with emerging women for mentoring. 
In 2015 she was selected for the inaugural class of 25 women leaders nationwide for Women in Leadership, of the Governing Institute, a national government magazine.
She is married to William Turnbow and has two adult children, Jennifer and John.  She is also a proud grandparent of two grandchildren, Benjamin and Chloe.