Department of Community & Economic Development


The Department of Community and Economic Development offers a wide variety of services which are specifically designed to maintain and expand the reputation of Copley Township as a great place to live, work and play. The Department assists in implementing the objectives of the Copley Township Board of Trustees by working with developers, realtors, and the business community to actively promote and facilitate development efforts. The Department of Community and Economic Development organizes and promotes the marketability of the township through good public and private sector relationships. Utilizing various federal, state, and local programs and funding sources, the Department coordinates new development, rehabilitation, and maintenance of properties throughout the township.

Focus Areas

The Department of Community and Economic Development is tasked with key focus areas which include:

  • Community and Economic Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Enhanced Public and Green Space
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
  • Preservation of Historically Significant Structures/Land
  • Strategic Land Planning

The Sassy Sunflower
Shine. Grow. And be Sassy - right here in Copley!

The Sassy Sunflower is Copley Circle’s newest retail boutique. It opened in September of 2017 and is located just off Copley Circle at 1351 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd., inside historic Walterville.

Jodi Ashe-Crossley, owner of The Sassy Sunflower, says “I could not be more thrilled to be part of the Copley Community. I’m excited that Copley has fully embraced the shop and has made us part of their family. We are looking forward to meeting even more of our new neighbors in the New Year!”

Shoppers can expect to find a “rustic glam” boutique with unique vendors, handmade treasures, fashion for you and your home, jewelry and original artwork. There is truly something for everyone at this charming little shop.

The Sassy Sunflower also offers a wide variety of classes for all ages. Youth art classes, Monthly GNO (Girls Night Out) Workshops and their Custom Created Parties are a fun way to celebrate! 

The Sassy Sunflower Boutique is open on Fridays from 11am-5pm, and Saturdays & Sundays from 11am-3pm. To contact Ms Ashe-Crossley email her at or call the shop at 330-212-0633. Find The Sassy Sunflower on Facebook  "@The Sassy Sunflower” and on Instagram “@1sassysunflower”.