Mayor

Gerard Neugebauer began his four-year term as the sixth mayor of Green on January 1, 2016. Most recently he served as an at-Large council member from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2015. Prior to his service on council, he served as a member on a number of City boards and commissions.

Education & Family

A graduate of The University of Akron with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, he previously worked as an Engineering Projects Manager for Environmental Design Group in Akron.

A native of Akron, Gerard and his wife Maria have resided in Green since 1987. They have three grown children - Patrick, Stephen and Rachel - and one granddaughter.

Programs & Initiatives Spearheaded by Mayor Neugebauer

  • Green Drug Task Force
  • Project Tangerine, the City's Volunteer Program
  • Green Community Leadership Imitative
  • Sister City, Beius, Romania
  • Citizens Group for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

Mayor Neugebauer welcomes comments and suggestions from residents and the business community.

  1. 2018 Highlights
  2. 2017 Highlights
  3. 2016 Highlights

Highlights of 2018

  • Revenues were $46.7 million. Income tax revenues were up 5% or $1.2 million more than 2017. Other revenue (bed taxes, property taxes, federal and state grants, etc.) was up significantly due to the $7.5 million Nexus settlement agreement and $2.6 million settlement from the developer of the Springhill property
  • Reduced debt by $6.5 million in 2018
  • Completed the Pickle Road/SR619 roundabout
  • Welcomed 33 new businesses including Aldi's, Chase Bank, The Ramp Restaurant, Liberty Green Quilt Shop, Belladonna Florist, Dental Support Services and more
  • Purchased Raintree Golf and Event Center for $3.3 million without taking on new debt
  • Acquired 20 acres of park land adjacent to Boettler and Southgate Parks
  • Received a donation of 4.7 acres in the southwest corner of the City along with $88,000 from the Rayl family to create a future city park. This land will be joined with 9.4 acres of city-owned adjacent land previously donated to the City by the developer of the Deer Valley Allotment
  • Created four Pickleball Courts, the first dedicated Pickleball Courts in Summit County, at Boettler Park
  • Began construction of the Dog Park at Ariss Park to open in April 2019
  • Saw drug overdoses decrease in 2018 by 33% from 60 in 2017 to 40 in 2018 (based on number of times Narcan was used by Green Fire in response to an EMS call)
  • Our Green Outreach (GO) Team visited 71 residents following an EMS call, related where drugs or alcohol was involved, to offer drug and alcohol recovery assistance
  • Launched our inaugural class of Green Community Leadership Initiative with 16 class members
  • Hosted our first Arbor Day Celebration in April 2018
  • Launched our first year of Adopt-A-Spot, a volunteer program for organizations or families to plant flowers and maintain flower beds in our parks and public spaces. More than 33 groups participated throughout our City
  • Began design on Fire Station Number 3 to be constructed at the corner of Mayfair and Raber Roads