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. 2021 Highlights
  2. 2020 Highlights
  3. 2019 Highlights
  4. 2018 Highlights
  5. 2017 Highlights
  6. 2016 Highlights

Highlights of 2021

  • 2021 was our strongest year ever. Income tax, which accounts for 2/3 of our total revenues, reached an all-time high of $26.9 million, a full $3.5MM higher than income tax revenues in 2020, a year impacted by an economic slowdown in the 1st year of the pandemic.
  • Our total revenue in 2021 was $44.5 million, made up of income tax and $17.7 million from other revenue sources.
  • In 2021, our operating expenses were $29 million. With debt service of $4.3 million, our overall expenses were just under $33.4 million.
  • In 2021, we invested just over $15.2 million dollars of capital into our community, and just two weeks ago, City Council approved an additional $16.1 million of infrastructure investment for 2022.
  • Completed the two-season Massillon Road North project – an extensive reconstruction of a portion of the road between I-77 to just beyond SR619.
  • This summer we will start the next segment – Massillon Road south of I-77 through the Boettler Road intersection. This latest project includes the construction of two roundabouts on Massillon Road – one at Boettler Road and the other at Corporate Woods Circle.
  • We will be constructing the roundabout at the Y-intersection of Arlington and Greensburg Roads this year.
  • Developers are stepping up to meet the demand for single-family housing in Green, including:
    1. 60 single-family lots - available in the final phase of Stoney Creek.
    2. 38 lots in Phase 2 of the Forest Lakes development, off Tabs Drive.
    3. 166 single-family lots in the recently approved Beamer Farms, off Boettler Road
  • Our volunteer initiative, Green Together, started in March of 2020 as a response to the COVID 19 pandemic and continued into 2021.
    1. Volunteer of the year: Bev Fry
  • One volunteer opportunity that we added in 2021 was our Parks Ambassador program. This volunteer program was created to give our residents a way to give back to their community, while getting some regular exercise in the process.
  • Park improvements:
    1. The Central Park sign and the Boettler Park Pickleball and Tennis courts are still under construction due to issues related to the pandemic.
    2. Added a new disc golf course to Boettler Park.
    3. Installed new turf at the Central Park playground.
    4. Added a new storage equipment building at Ariss Park.
    5. Completed parking lot and landscaping upgrades.
  • There is a clear consensus in our community that Green Local Schools should move forward with a plan to demolish all three of its older buildings – Greenwood Elementary, Green Intermediate School and Green Middle School – and consolidate that learning space into two new buildings.
    1. The City of Green would partner with our Green Schools to build a separate building connected to the new Middle School that will provide community facilities including multiple basketball, volleyball and pickleball courts, multipurpose active space, and an indoor track.