(WKBN) – Name: Robin V. Zambrini
City of Residence: City of Hubbard
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Office Desired: Hubbard City Council 2nd Ward
Why should you be elected
I am a journalist by profession, but after many years of reporting on city government I decided it was time to stop writing about it and be proactive in helping to maintain and improve the health, safety and well-being of the citizens of the community in which I live.
Top three priorities
As I seek to switch gears from one side of the ‘news’ table to the other, my goals are:
1) To be an active voice in timely, accurate, balanced, cooperative and transparent government operations;
2) To support the high-level of fiscal excellence that exists in the City of Hubbard;
3) To promote not only the 2nd-Ward but the city as a whole as a friendly neighbor to adjoining communities and as a viable location for new business and economic growth.
Hello, my name is Robin (West) Zambrini and I am currently a candidate for Hubbard City’s 2nd-Ward council seat. I was raised in Andover, Ohio and am a graduate of Pymatuning Valley High School. I obtained my BA degree in Telecommunications from Kent State University, Ohio, in 1979, and immediately went to work in the newspaper industry at Phoenix Publications, Niles, Ohio. I held several positions at Phoenix, from weekly reporter to weekly editor, to reporter of the Niles Daily Times and eventually to the position of city editor. Following the birth of my son in 1987 I did freelance writing and served as a proofreader for Harmon Homes Guide magazines. In 1994 I accepted a position as reporter for the Sharon Herald daily newspaper in Sharon, Pa. The paper was expanding into Hubbard and tapped me as editor of the weekly publication, Hubbard Press, for the next seven years. In 2007 I expanded my skills to marketing and currently serve as the marketing manager for a manufacturing company, Powered Aire Inc., in Greenville, Pa. I also served for 10 years as reporter, editor and page designer for the weekly newspaper, Hubbard Soaring Eagle. In 2014 I obtained my MA degree in Journalism and Mass Communications with a Concentration in Public Relations also from Kent State University. In 2015 I was accepted as an associate faculty member of Ashford University, San Diego, CA, serving as an online instructor of journalism courses. I am secretary of the Hubbard Historical Society and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.