Michael G. Ciaravino was appointed City Manager of Newburgh on May 19, 2014 by unanimous vote of the City Council. With more than 22 years of municipal experience, he has a broad range of expertise which includes: Budget and Sustainable Financial Planning; Regional Purchasing and Public Bidding; Collective Bargaining; Chief Legal Counsel to Police, Fire and Specialized Safety Forces; Lead Advisor for Municipal Government Litigation and Strategy; Employment Law; Public Record Law and Training for Directors and Staff; Special Legal Counsel for Mortgage Fraud Task Force; Criminal Prosecutions; Municipal Initiative Referendum; Statewide Training Seminars for Building Officials; Mayor’s Court Administration, Best Practices and Training; Management of a Municipal Transportation System (Maple Heights R.T.A.); and Informational Campaigning.
As the former Mayor of the City of Maple Heights, Ohio, Mr. Ciaravino was the Chief Executive Officer overseeing 250 municipal employees and a $35 million dollar annual budget. He was directly responsible for all city services including Police, Fire, Public Works, Parks, Recreation, Streets, Sewers, Sanitation, Housing, Human Services, Human Resources, Legal Affairs, and Finance and Economic Development.
Mr. Ciaravino had many notable accomplishments as Mayor. These accomplishments include: Financial Crisis Management; Community Based Diversity Programs; Regional Purchasing; and creation of a Minority Business Incubator. Mr. Ciaravino was admitted to practice law before the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit and the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio. In addition to his general legal practice, he has advised municipalities and law enforcement agencies regarding mortgage fraud investigations. He received his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1988 at Case Western Reserve University, School of Law (ABA Accredited).
As the top appointed official of the City of Newburgh, Michael Ciaravino took the oath of office in the City of Newburgh to be responsible for directing the day to day administrative processes with the directive of knowing that the city is at the epicenter for positive change.