Stacey L. Adger is a lifelong resident of the Brier Hill section of Youngstown, with a passion for seeing her neighborhood and city flourish. She is currently employed as a dispatcher at Youngstown State University’s Police Department. Ms. Adger’s connection with the University extends far beyond her current position. She is a 1988 graduate, with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications with a Telecommunications influence and a minor in Marketing and Public Relations. Her first job in broadcasting came in the studios of WYSU-FM, the University’s Public Broadcasting station, as a student engineer/announcer. Adger currently sits on the station’s Community Advisory Board.
She spent 16 years in commercial television and radio, working at WYTV, WBBW/OLDIES 93 and briefly at WGAR in Cleveland. She also wrote feature articles for the Newspapers in Education section of the Vindicator and the Metro Monthly.
In 2000, Ms. Adger changed her career and followed one of her passions into law enforcement. She is a former Mahoning County Sheriff Department Reserve Deputy and former officer with the Youngstown State University Police Department and Youngstown Police Departments.
She has been active in her community for decades. She is currently on the board of the Alzheimer Network, a member of the Donald Lockett Post of the VFW 6488 Auxiliary and has been a volunteer at the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley for over 30 years. In the past she was active with the American Heart Association on the state and local level, helped to create a homicide survivors, the Mahoning Valley Association of Churches and several other groups.
Ms. Adger has currently taken another passion, genealogy, and is approaching it with zeal. She is a Trustee for the Ohio Genealogical Society, is a Past President of the Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and has done some public speaking surrounding her family, which has been in the Youngstown area for over 140 years.