Wilkin sworn in as City Manager
New Greenfield City Manager Todd Wilkin took his oath of office Friday, April 13 in Council Chambers with Highland County Court Judge Robert J. Judkins administering the oath as Wilkin's family, friends, members of Greenfield Village Council and Greenfield staff members looked on.
Greenfield Village Council approved the employment of Wilkin as City Manager on April 4. Wilkin, a former Safety-Service Director for the City of Hillsboro, received a three-year contract to function as Greenfield’s CEO.
Wilkin brings a lot of experience to the table. Among his accomplishments was his involvement in the development of the Over-the-Rhine area of Cincinnati, which has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years.
Wilkin and his wife, Bethanie, have four children and live in the Lynchburg area.
Approximately 30 candidates applied for the job of Greenfield City Manager to replace Ron Coffey, who retired at the end of March 2018.
Welcome to Greenfield, Ohio:
New banners honor veterans
The Village of Greenfield is working with Grow Greater Greenfield to honor veterans by putting up banners around town. The first banners went up in February to recognize our service men and women who have given so much to protect our country. This project is just another way G3 continues to beautify and revitalize our “Greene Countrie Towne.” For those interested in participating, the information needed and an application form can be found at www.troopbanners.com/greenfield. The goal of G3 is to have the banners up prior to Memorial Day 2018. Orders must be placed by April 5, 2018 in order to have the banners created and ready by Memorial Day.
Greenfield 2017 Annual Report
Greenfield City Manager Ron Coffey presented his annual report to Greenfield Council on February 7, 2018, providing a snapshot of our community during the past year. As this is Coffey's final such report -- he is retiring at the end of March -- he took the opportunity to reflect on not only 2017 but also the changes he has seen during his five years as city manager.
Coffey cited continued cooperation between Greenfield Village Council and various organizations and individuals working to make the community a more vibrant place in which to live and work, efforts to develop a long-term plan for Greenfield, marketing and certification of the South Central Ohio Industrial Park, various safety programs and expansion of private-public partnerships as keys to a bright future for Greenfield.
READ THE ANNUAL REPORT
Officials visit Corvac Composites
Jason Wilson, Director of the Governor’s Office of Appalachia, was in Greenfield on January 9, 2018 along with John Hemmings of the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission to meet with Greenfield officials and tour the Corvac Composites facility.
After discussing economic development issues with Greenfield Village Council Chairman Phil Clyburn, City Manager Ron Coffey and Public Service Director Brian Smith, the group paid a visit to Corvac Composites, where Plant Manager Brian Gilbert led a tour of the facility.
Corvac is a leading supplier of airflow management and water-deflection systems to OEM and Tier Manufacturers. The well-trained staff uses advanced technology to produce automotive parts that are light, strong, and totally recyclable. Corvac is engaged with customers in almost every corner of the automotive world.
Greenfield rail project lauded
as success story by EDA
The U.S. Economic Development Administration has featured the Greenfield Rail Line Improvement Project as one of its community success stories.
The EDA was the primary funding source for the project to rehabilitate the railroad, including crossings and bridges, from Greenfield to Midland. As a result, the project helped to create or preserve 870 jobs and generate more than $10 million in private investment in the region.
"We are happy to have been recognized as one of the success stories featured by the EDA," said City Manager Ron Coffey. "This project involved collaboration among private sector, local, county, state and federal funding sources and was very important to the economic life of Greenfield and other communities along the rail line."
The primary users of the rail line are Adient in Greenfield, Candle-lite in Leesburg, and Huhtamaki in New Vienna.
For more information and to view the article, click the link below:
UPGRADED RAIL LINE SPURS
PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN GREENFIELD, OHIO
GREENFIELD'S SOUTH CENTRAL OHIO
INDUSTRIAL PARK FEATURED BY APEG
Greenfield’s South Central Ohio Industrial Park is featured on a website about commercial sites for industrial parks. The website is maintained by the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG) and provides many details of interest to companies looking to expand or relocate. Our industrial park offers approximately 180 acres of land located near a four-lane highway and a railroad, and features high speed fiber optics, electricity via Dayton Power & Light, natural gas from Vectren, plus excess water and sewer capacity thanks to the Village of Greenfield.
The APEG site can be viewed by clicking HERE. For more information about industrial opportunities in Greenfield, visit the INDUSTRY page on this website.
New in August 2017 is a site plan showing how up to 20 new industrial sites could be developed at the South Central Ohio Industrial Park. Click HERE to have a look!
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