Welcome to Greenfield, Ohio:
From the city manager
Greenfield Council seeks
City Manager candidates
After five years or so of working on behalf of my hometown of Greenfield, I will be retiring at the end of March 2018. It's been an interesting and sometimes exhilarating experience, but as George Harrison said when the Beatles broke up, "All Things Must Pass". It's time for me to move on to the next phase of my life.
The members of Greenfield Village Council have begun advertising for the next City Manager, and that ad appears in several area publications as well as on this website. The deadline for submitting resumes and cover letters is 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 2, 2018.
To see the ad, and for more information about this opportunity, please visit our NEWS & NOTICES page.
Good luck to all of the candidates! - Ron Coffey
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!
Downtown beautification continues
Greenfield continues to improve the appearance of the downtown business district with the planting of trees. In April, new maple trees were planted in the downtown area by the Greenfield Tree Commission with the help of private donations. The new Bowhall Maples, which have a nice orange-red appearance in the autumn, will add to the improving appearance of the business district. Greenfield has been recognized as a Tree City USA Community for the past three years by the Arbor Day Foundation.
Greenfield 2016 Annual Report
Greenfield City Manager Ron Coffey presented his annual report to Greenfield Council on January 18, 2017, providing a snapshot of our "Greene Countrie Towne" during the year. There were achievements of note, including the completion of the Greenfield Rail Line Improvement Project, the ramping up of Corvac Composites and much local investment by business owners and private citizens. Once again, village government provided reliable services to citizens, while volunteer organizations helped add zest to make 2016 a year to remember.
READ THE ANNUAL REPORT
Ribbon cutting at Corvac grand opening celebration June 16, 2016.
Greenfield has been somewhat giddy since the announcement in 2015 that Corvac Composites had chosen to establish a facility in our Greene Countrie Towne. Production began in spring of 2016, and Corvac celebrated its Grand Opening on June 16.
I had the privilege of attending the grand opening celebration of Corvac in Greenfield, renewing ties with the top management team, meeting some of the local workforce, and celebrating the occasion with elected officials and many others who work hard to bring jobs to the area.
I was surprised when Corvac CEO Jim Fitzell called me up front to help him with the ceremonial ribbon-cutting. Many others have done much more in showcasing our community and facilitating Corvac’s arrival. Our Greenfield Village Council members and staff were glad to do what we could -- and what a pleasant experience it was to see a host of local faces among the employees!
“So far, being in Ohio has been a wonderful thing for us,” Fitzell told the audience. “I’ve said it all along; we came here because of the people.” He thanked everyone present for their part in Corvac expanding to Greenfield and the company’s customers, the whole reason Corvac exists.
“We are delighted to be here,” he said.
Greenfield welcomes Corvac Composites as a partner in the revitalization of our community. Perhaps the best way that any entrepreneur can help a community is to run a successful business, employ local people, and participate in the life of that community. Corvac is on the right track!
It is a real blessing for Greenfield to be selected as the site of a new Corvac operation. This company has already established a remarkable record of producing quality products for the auto industry, and has promised to provide at least 175 jobs at the Greenfield facility. Corvac would have been welcome in any city in America! To Jim Fitzell and the administration of Corvac, I can only say thank you on behalf of our community. I know that local Operations Manager Sean Rusiecki and others have worked very hard preparing the site and ramping up production.
Likewise, Greenfield is grateful to our elected officials, the dedicated people at JobsOhio and APEG, and those working at the local, county, regional and state level to help bring jobs to our community.
Jobs play a key role in achieving the American Dream. Jobs put food on the table, money in the bank, and foster a sense of pride in the worker. Greenfield has always been a community of hard-working and proud people. Corvac’s decision to come to Greenfield gives these fine citizens a chance to grow and prosper with a progressive and successful company.
We look forward to a long and successful relationship with Corvac Composites and wish them all the best!
THANK YOU Y-GRADALE!
The beautiful flower boxes in downtown Greenfield are lovingly maintained by members of Y-Gradale, a Christian women's service organization that does a lot of good in the community, including helping with Greenfield’s Cleanup and Beautification Days, planting and watering of flowers and bushes in the downtown area. The ladies of Y-Gradale continue to make a positive difference in Greenfield!
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