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The Devil Strip is an online and print news outlet in Akron, Ohio.
Types of membership
Vested Member: A member who has paid the required $330 share.
Developing Member: Someone who is still working toward paying the $330 share. They have voting rights but cannot receive distributions.
Working Assembly Member: The board may approve someone who has not purchased a $330 share for vested membership based on their contributions as a writer, photographer, illustrator, driver or other activity.
Board of Directors
There are nine board seats, but the number may be increased to 11. Directors must be:
✔️At least 18 years old
✔️Residents of Summit County, Ohio
Three seats are reserved for:
✔️Small Business Owner
✔️Working Assembly Representative
A selection committee appointed by the board receives and vets nominations, then presents a slate of candidates for a membership vote.
A majority of members must approve profit distributions to members, debts over $60,000, membership requirements, and expenses over $25,000.