Trustee Linnenberg

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David W. Linnenberg
Vice Chairman
dlinnenberg@greentwp.org

 Dear Residents and Friends:

As Green Township residents, we are privileged to have excellent schools, churches, and a high quality of life. We are proud to be westsiders, some of us having grown up here, others moving here from neighboring communities, Westwood, Price Hill, and Mt. Airy. When we evaluate new development in the Township, we are conscious of maintaining a balance between residential, commercial, and other land uses to ensure that Green Township remains one of Hamilton County’s most livable and desirable communities. We all know that Green Township has historically been competing with Harrison, Miami Township, and Indiana for residents. Recently, Green Township has begun competing with communities like Mason and West Chester and other emerging markets. Green Township needs a full complement of the same kind of employment, service, and residential living options offered in those communities, not just for the convenience of our residents, but to fundamentally help maintain our property values. When a community has good schools, safe shopping areas, convenient dining, and modern recreation opportunities, it is perceived within the larger real estate market as a desirable community. We have all seen the toll outward migration has had on the City, I (we) want Green Township to be a community people move to, not move from.

We have a fantastic housing stock in Green Township, with a mix of well-kept older homes complementing new subdivisions located throughout the township within all price ranges. Even though many areas in the nation are in the midst of a foreclosure crisis in the residential market, Green Township is fortunate to be weathering the storm. Our Public Services Department routinely inspects properties for compliance with our Property Maintenance Code (PMC) and nuisance statures in an ongoing commitment to ensure that we, as Township, are doing all we can to preserve the value of our neighborhoods.

Over the past decade, commercial development activity in the Township has lagged somewhat behind other communities in the region. We have not seen the rapid proliferation of new office buildings and retail and dining options as seen in communities like West Chester or Mason. What we have seen is sustainable moderate development that has kept pace with basic market demands; while much of the nation is experiencing a shrinking commercial real estate market we continue to see new projects enter the development pipeline.

This is a pivotal time for the Township. As we move forward into the future, we must confront change head on and work to ensure a bright future for our community. While we may not all agree on development issues, we all want Green Township to be an attractive, vibrant, and safe place to live and work.

Please feel free to contact me at dlinnenberg@greentwp.org with any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Sincerely,

David Linnenberg, Green Township Trustee

 

PROFILE

Highly effective fundraiser with 15 years of strategic operations management in leadership positions. Proven ability to grow income and constituents in a variety of organizations, with nine years of experience focused in the not for profit sector. Recognized as a strong collaborator and community liaison with a broad network of key contacts. Goal oriented and focused on delivering results. Areas of expertise include budget management, fundraising strategies, marketing and communications, organizational leadership and community engagement.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Deputy Director – Institutional Advancement 2010 – Present
Manage and direct all functions of eighteen person Development, Design, Visitor Services, and Marketing staff responsible for membership, attendance, comprehensive fundraising including general operating support, endowment growth, special exhibitions and future budget planning. Serve as a primary advisor to the Director on all strategic communications and outreach efforts for the Art Museum, especially local, state and national government funding strategy, corporate relations, and foundations support. Achieved third highest attendance year of the Art Museum in 2011. Secured capital funding through major individual gift solicitations to renovate the Historic Former Art Academy building; construction has begun on the project with estimated completion in spring 2013. Work closely with all members of the Board of Trustees to develop and implement long term strategic goals, with focus on Nominating & Governance and Development Committees of the Board.

University of Cincinnati Foundation, Cincinnati, Ohio
Director Corporation Relations 2003 – 2010
Oversaw major gift fundraising from corporations for the University of Cincinnati, a Tier One research institution with an endowment of roughly $1 billion. Managed relationships with 100 largest Cincinnati corporations and 50 national corporations, researched to identify new donors, and worked to increase their direct support. Supervised team that oversaw an additional 200 corporations. Coordinated with 16 units all activities with corporations to ensure that the university maximized the relationships. Worked with President’s office to establish procedures for effective communications between the University leadership and corporations for developing and applying strategies to obtain significant campaign gifts. UC began a billion dollar campaign in 2005.

Director of Development, South Region
Identified, cultivated, solicited, and stewarded major gift funds in 11 southern states for the University of Cincinnati. Acted as liaison for UC Presidents through two changes, University Vice Presidents, College Deans, and Unit Officers to develop gift solicitation programs and provide leadership in gift programs on behalf of and in cooperation with schools, colleges, and units. Managed a portfolio of Cincinnati prospects with which there is an established personal relationship.

SBC Ameritech, Southwest Ohio
External Affairs Director 2001 – 2002
Coordinated activities between SBC Ameritech’s business units with city and county government and served as local contact for state and federal officials. Supported civic and community events to position SBC in the marketplace and to identify and establish key contacts in the community. Developed and managed SBC’s sponsorship, grants, and contribution budget.

Hamilton County Republican Party, Hamilton County, OH
Executive Director 2000 – 2001
Political Director 1998 –2000
Deputy Political Director 1996
Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Party, including fundraising and media relations work, and assisted in making policy and strategy decisions. Directed party activities for state, county, and city council races, including production of television and radio commercials and development of coordinated direct mail.

Chabot for Congress, Ohio’s First Congressional District
Campaign Director 1997 – 2000
Ran the daily operations of the successful 1998 Chabot for Congress campaign, and continued as a consultant through the next election cycle. Crafted messages for all advertising media, purchased television and radio time, planned fundraisers, supervised staff, and managed the campaign’s financial records and filing of FEC reports.

Friends of the Zoo, Hamilton County, OH
Tax-Levy Coordinator 1997
Supervised the day-to-day operations of the Cincinnati Zoo’s Tax-Levy Campaign — specifically campaign strategy, direct mailings, polling, budget, and radio, television and print media. Guided the Zoo’s proposal to the County’s Tax Levy Review Committee.

EDUCATION

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Bachelor of Science (November 1995)
Political Communications major, English minor
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Green Township Trustee 2008 – Present
Appointed in June 2008 to serve remainder of retiring elected officials term. Won election in November 2009 with over 11,000 votes. Green Township is the second largest township in Ohio with 60,000 residents.

Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, Board of Directors
2008 – Present
Serve on Executive Board of the OKI committee which oversees all transportation issues for the Tri-State area.

Hamilton County Republican Party 2006 – Present
Serve on the GOP’s Executive Committee and the Non-Judicial Screening Committee.

Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce 2005 – Present
Ballot Issues Committee: investigate the statewide and countywide ballot issues to determine the effect their passing or failing would have on the Greater Cincinnati business community.

Build Cincinnati 1996 – 2002
Board Member: Bipartisan coalition that led the efforts to allow direct election of Cincinnati’s mayor and to change Cincinnati’s charter in regards to civil service reform.

FAMILY

Daughters:
Ava Elizabeth Linnenberg born 7/28/2005
Anna Grace Linnenberg born 12/12/2006