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City Manager, Kevin DeFebbo

On January 1, 2006, Kevin DeFebbo began his career with the City of Bowling Green as City Manager. Kevin came to Bowling Green from Schenectady County, New York where he served as the County Manager. Prior to that, he served as the County Manager of Wyoming County, New York; Borough Manager of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania; and City Manager of Follansbee, West Virginia.

Kevin and His wife Barb have four children who currently reside in Texas, Tennessee and Florida. They are also the proud grandparents of their granddaughter Bailey and a new arrival coming this summer.

Throughout his time with the City, Kevin’s main accomplishments have been working with staff and the Board of Commissioners to complete the following goals:

  • To provide the best city services at the lowest appropriate cost;
  • To adequately maintain and invest in our public infrastructure;
  • To compete economically on a global and national basis by helping to incentivize the jobs that fuel our community;
  • To be a democratic local government organization that adheres to the highest standards of honesty, and ethics; and
  • To be a city government that seeks to improve the quality of life for all residents.

Kevin was born and raised in the upper Ohio area of West Virginia where as a young adult he worked in the steel mills. Kevin initially attended seminary school, studying to be a priest, but now holds a Master of Public Administration from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the Franciscan University.

Over the past 12 years Kevin has worked hard to form his team and the City has prospered. His core values are anchored in integrity, open communication, respect for others and accountability to the public.

In his spare time, Kevin enjoys participating in Living History re-enactments, spending time with his granddaughter, Bailey, blacksmithing, and traveling. We hope the when his retirement begins at the end of next month, Kevin is able to spend much more time doing the things he loves.


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