Richard (Rick) D. Giroux was appointed as the Village Administrator of the Village of New Concord effective August 10, 2021, following an affirmative vote from Village Council during its August 9 meeting.
Giroux is responsible for a spectrum of day-to-day operations and strategic planning initiatives for New Concord under the mayor’s direction and brings significant public administration experience to the position. He has been an executive municipal administrator for over 20 years in Ohio and Florida, consistently attaining the local government objectives of the communities he served. He has developed budgets over $40 million, completed over $50 million in capital improvement projects, secured $25 million in grant funding and managed municipalities of up to 125 employees.
“Rick brings the experience, track record and creativity that this position demands, and has a friendly and collaborative approach that the New Concord community will appreciate,” stated Mayor Jennifer Lyle. President of Village Council Kristi Kearns added, “Council is excited to have Mr. Giroux join the team. We look forward to working with him as we honor our history and move the village forward.”
Giroux is proficient in all municipal functions: organizational and personnel management, strategic and comprehensive planning, economic community development, budget development and fiscal management, capital improvement and infrastructure development, planning and zoning, project and program management, grant writing and administration, legislative writing and analysis, policy drafting and development, contract administration, risk and emergency management, water and wastewater utilities and distribution, code enforcement, purchasing and procurement, public service operations and public relations.
Giroux has received many public service awards, including distinguished and meritorious service for hurricane and catastrophic flood emergency operations, exceptional performance, volunteer contributions and others.
He participates in a number of professional organizations, including the International City Managers Association, Ohio City Managers Association, Ohio Association of Public Safety Directors, Municipal Finance Officers Association of Ohio and the Ohio Municipal League.
Giroux attended Muskingum University for two years before transferring to Ohio University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Later, he achieved a 4.0 GPA for the core requirements of the University of Central Florida Master of Public Administration program.
Giroux is originally from Cambridge, Ohio where he currently resides with his wife Caryn. They have three adult sons and seven grand-sons.