City Manager: Henry J. Angelo
Administrative Assistant: Michelle Hollo
The City of Bedford operates under the Council-Manager form of government.
The City Manager is appointed by the Council based upon professional experience and education. The Manager is responsible for the proper administration of all City business except for the Departments of Law and Finance, preparation and submittal of the annual budget, overseeing the purchasing activities of the City and working with higher levels of government to benefit the community.
HENRY "HANK" ANGELO, CITY MANAGER
City Manager, Henry (Hank) J. Angelo, began his tenure with the City of Bedford on March 15, 2010. His credentials include a Masters in Public Administration from Kent State University with undergraduate work done at Hiram College. Mr. Angelo has served in various capacities in local government for over 34 years. He obtained all four Ohio Wastewater Operator’s Licenses while serving as the Water Pollution Control Director for the City of Warren, Ohio. Following that, he was elected Mayor of the City of Warren serving eight years. His resume includes working for the City of New York in the Office of Labor Relations, a Federal jobs program in Youngstown, Ohio, and as a private government and business consultant.
Mr. Angelo has been blessed with a very understanding wife, Christine. They have two children, Nicole Angelo-Baggett married to Drew, and Christopher married to Annie. Hank and Christine have three grandchildren, Libby, Fisher and Zoey.
Mr. Angelo sees Bedford as a warm, hospitable community with residents who are very proud of how their City looks; the neighborhoods they live in; and the historic downtown area. Bedford residents are involved in their community through the various civic and social organizations and the many festivals held on the downtown Square throughout the Summer and into the Fall. There is certainly something for everyone to enjoy. For those not familiar with the festivals, the Summer festivities begin with a “Rib-Burn Off,” followed by an old fashioned strawberry and ice cream festival; weekends with vintage cars and motorcycles; a street dance; a pumpkin festival; and from the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, the opportunity to go back in time to “Bedford Falls” for the start of the Christmas season. 2010 saw the first “Weekend of the Pooka” featuring the talents of various artists and musicians.
I would encourage you to take the time and visit us in Bedford. You will be surprised at what you find!