Our Staff
The Cincinnati Department of Community and Economic Development provides and leverages funding and other resources that support quality housing, neighborhood revitalization, and human services.

Community & Economic Development Staff

Director of Community and Economic Development 


Oscar Bedolla was appointed Director of the City of Cincinnati’s Department of Community and Economic Development on November 24, 2014. Mr. Bedolla leads a team of more than 75 employees dedicated to improving the economy and neighborhoods of Cincinnati. The Department of Community and Economic Development has a capital and operating budget of $50 million. The Department of Community and Economic Development oversees all of the downtown and neighborhood economic development projects, muIti-family and single family housing, property maintenance code enforcement, human services, community council and neighborhood business district funding and public parking.

Mr. Bedolla has over ten years of experience in economic development working in both public and private markets in the areas of real estate, municipal finance and project finance. Prior to joining the City , Mr. Bedolla served as Vice President of KPMG Corporate Finance LLC in New York City, a Portfolio Manager for the United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Credit program, and a Public Real Estate Manager with the Federal Highway Administration for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Delaware.

Mr. Bedolla received a dual Master’s Degree of International Public Policy from Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a Master’s in Real Estate Development from Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University. His undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Hampton University

 

Other Key Staff





Luke Blocher, Deputy Solicitor
 


Bill Fischer, Economic Development Division Manager
 



Monica Hardman, Housing Division Supervisor

 

Clifton Pendergrass, Monitoring and Compliance Division Manager

 
Greg Huth, Deputy Director of Community and Economic Development
 
 

Business and Fiscal Operations Division Manager


Megan Ryan, Special Assistant to the Director
 


Bob Schroer, Parking Superintendent
 


Philip Denning, Special Projects  


James Flick, Communications and Public Relations Manager