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. A graduate of The University of Akron with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, he recently resigned as an Engineering Projects Manager for Environmental Design Group in Akron to assume the position as Mayor of Green.
A native of Akron, Gerard and his wife Maria have resided in Green since 1987. They have three grown children -- Patrick, Stephen and Rachel.
Highlights of 2017:
Watch Mayor Neugebauer's 2017 State of the City Address.
- Revenues were up 5.6% in 2017.
- Dedicated the Green First Responders Monument on September 11, 2017 with more than 300 people in attendance. The final phase of the Green Veterans Park was paid in part by donations of more than $90,000.
- Completed design of two new roundabouts to be constructed in 2018 -- Pickle Road and SR619 and Corporate Woods Drive and Corporate Woods Circle.
- Completed design of the Massillon Road North project. In 2018, right-of-way acquistion will begin.
- Retired $4.8 million in debt in 2017, $2 million of which was for the construction of Central Park.
- Logged more than 2,400 volunteer hours for City-sponsored activities.
- Launched the Student Municipal Representative program to seat high school students on our various boards and commissions.
- Welcomed more than 35 new businesses to Green including The Lodge at Brier Creek, The Gables of Green, The Boulevard, Securitas, Splash Carwash and more.
- Began the Green Outreach (GO) Team in January 2017 to visit homes where a drug overdose occured. In 2017, the City saw a reduction in drug overdoses from 83 in 2016 to 60 in 2017. The GO Team is one initative of the Drug Task Force.
Highlights of 2016:
- Completed upgrades to Massillon Road to improve traffic flow and relieve congestion including adding a double turn-lane at Corporate Woods Circle onto Massillon Road; adding a dedicated right turn lane onto Boettler at Massillon; and realigning the stacking lanes on Massillon Road north onto I-77.
- Initiated the Cities Without Drugs -- Green Task Force to educate, assist and support families battling drug addiction.
- Launched Project Tangerine, a program to encourage volunteerism throughout the City and community.
- Charged the Green Veterans Memorial Park Committee to raise $125,000 to complete the Green Veterans Memorial Park with a first responders' monument and a second Sotries of Service Grove Walkway by September 11, 2017.
- Welcomed more than 25 new businesses to Green in 2016.
To hear more about the accomplishments of Mayor Neugebauer's first year in office. View his annual State of the City presentation.
Mayor Neugebauer welcomes comments and suggestions from residents and the business community. Contact Mayor Neugebauer.