Milford Names Eric Norenberg New City Manager

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Last night, the Milford Mayor and City Council unanimously approved a contract appointing Eric Norenberg as the next Milford City Manager.  Following a national recruitment, Norenberg, who has been City Manager of Oberlin, OH for the past eight years, was selected from a field of more than 90 candidates.  He is expected to begin work in early-January of 2016.

“I am looking forward to the experience and professionalism that Mr. Norenberg will bring to the City of Milford as our new City Manager. With nearly three decades of municipal government experience, Mr. Norenberg brings leadership through his proven success in economic development, utility and public works administration and public communication. As we continue to strengthen our local economy, enhance the quality of our health care options, increase our downtown revitalization efforts and grow our educational opportunities, Mr. Norenberg will lead Milford towards a vibrant and exciting future.”

During Norenberg’s tenure as Oberlin City Manager, the city earned many regional, state and national awards and recognitions, including Best Hometown in Northeast Ohio by Ohio Magazine, Best Intergenerational Communities award by Generations United, Team NEO Economic Development Plus Award for Business Attraction and Solid Waste Operator of the Year by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Ohio Buckeye Chapter.

“I am very proud of Oberlin’s accomplishments and achievements during my tenure,” stated Norenberg.  “Now, I am excited to be joining Mayor Shupe and the Milford City Council as we  continue the redevelopment of downtown Milford and the Mispillion Riverwalk, and prepare for the new Bayhealth campus.”

In addition to serving as Oberlin, Ohio’s City Manager, Norenberg is the City’s Treasurer and sits on the Oberlin Community Improvement Corporation board.   An Ohio-native, Eric has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, a Master of Public Policy from the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and he is an ICMA Credentialed Manager.  Norenberg is the past President of the Ohio City/County Management Association, past Chair of the Team Lorain County Board of Directors and is an active member of the Oberlin Rotary Club.