Mike Costarella (Democrat)

Running for
ResidenceGirard, OH
EducationMS Wright State University BS Bowling Green State University Graduate Girard High School
EmployerCostarella Innovations, LLC
FamilyTara, Anthony, and Samantha
Reasons for runningModernize Proceedings of Council
- Make ordinances, agendas, and minutes available online
- Provide additional research to council members to aid in decision making
- Utilize my personal and business relationships to attract opportunities to the city
- Provide more leadership to council
Priorities - Maintain digital storage of council documents as a way to avoid the loss of them.
- Maintain control of city budget in all funds
- Attract manufacturing and service business into the city to create more jobs.
- Obtain funding for road re-surfacing
- Enhance recreation areas
Qualifications- 4 Year Chairman of Health and Safety Committee for two terms
- 2 Year Member of finance committee
- 4 Year Member of Recreation and Building and Grounds Committees
- 20 Years of team leadership experience in high tech business
- 3 Years as Computer Science college instructor
- 2 Years of research and writing about the oil and natural gas industry
- Expert at the professional use of social and traditional media
- A multitude of professional and personal relationships with government officials at all levels.
Positions on the issues - I am for electronic water meter installation to help with the operational problems in our water department
- I am for the auditing of funds received by the Brier Hill Agreement with the City of Youngstown
- I am for attempting grants and inter-governmental cooperation to get sidewalks leading to our new high school
Offices Sought Girard 2nd Ward Council 2004-2005
President of Council 2012-2013
Offices Held Girard Council At Large 2006-2007
Girard Council At Large 2008-2009