Mayor Brown appoints supervisor for code enforcement, blight remediation


YOUNGSTOWN — Mayor Jamael Tito Brown announced today the appointment of Michael Durkin as the city’s superintendent of code enforcement and blight remediation.

Durkin will be paid $52,806 annually and starts the job Monday.

Durkin served as Liberty Township’s fire chief from 2002 to 2014. Before that, he was with the Youngstown Fire Department as a lieutenant from 1991 to 1999 and as a captain from 1999 to 2002.

“With Mr. Durkin’s extensive experience in fire safety, EMS and blight remediation, he will be an incredible asset to the city of Youngstown,” Brown said. “I look forward to the knowledge and expertise that he will bring to the city.”

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