City Manager: Kevin DeFebbo

The City Manager form of government was established in Bowling Green in 1969. Acting as executive agent of the elected officials, the City Manager administers the policies, procedures and directives established by the Board of Commissioners. Oversight and coordination of the daily operations of the City's nine departments and their divisions is the overall responsibility of this position. The Office of City Manager also incorporates the Assistant City Manager/City Clerk's Office, including Office of Purchasing, the Office of Internal Auditor, and the Office of Public Information.

Mr. DeFebbo, a thirty-year resident of the upper Ohio area of West Virginia, was previously County Manager of Schenectady County, New York. Prior to serving in this position, Mr. DeFebbo served as the County Manager of Wyoming County, New York; Borough Manager of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania; and City Manager of Follansbee, West Virginia. He has developed a strong financial background and a firm understanding of municipal budgeting through these various positions.

Mr. DeFebbo has extensive planning and community development experience serving as Housing Services Coordinator for Weirton, West Virginia and as a Planner with the Brooke-Hancock Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission located in Steubenville, Ohio.

Mr. DeFebbo holds a Master of Public Administration from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the Franciscan University.

He and his wife Barbara are the proud parents of four children.

In his spare time, Mr. DeFebbo enjoys participating in Living History re-enactments and blacksmithing.

Mr. DeFebbo's management values are anchored in integrity, open communication, respect for others and accountability to the public. 

If you would like to contact Mr. DeFebbo, you may email him at

City Accomplishments (2006-2012)


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