Mayor

Gerard Neugebauer began his second four-year term as the seventh mayor of Green on January 1, 2020. 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

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