Milford names Eric Norenberg new city manager

MILFORD – Milford City Council unanimously approved the hiring of Eric Norenberg Monday night to be its new city manager beginning next year.

Mr. Norenberg, who has been Oberlin, Ohio’s city manager for the previous eight years, will begin with Milford in January. He was selected from a national field that included more than 90 candidates, according to a press release issued by Mayor Bryan Shupe.EricNorenberg

“I am looking forward to the experience and professionalism that Mr. Norenberg will bring to the City of Milford,” Mayor Shupe said in the release. “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 Mr. Norenberg’s tenure, Oberlin was named “Best Hometown in Northeast Ohio” by “Ohio Magazine” and earned many other awards and honors.

“I am very proud of Oberlin’s accomplishments and achievements during my tenure,” said Mr. Norenberg, who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, a Masters of Public Policy from the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and is an International City Manager

“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.”

Milford had been seeking a new city manager since Hanz Medlarz resigned from the post in July after just six months at the position.

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