David Civittolo

David Civittolo
David Civittolo
Assistant Director (interim), Community Development
Office: 
Agricultural Administration Building, Suite 3, 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 
330-263-3627
Degree Information: 
MPA in Public Administration, Bowling Green State University
BS, Bowling Green State University
Specialization: 
Economic Development
Biography: 

Effective September 1, 2019, David Civittolo was appointed as interim assistant director for the OSU Extension Community Development program. The appointment is effective through December 31, 2021, or until a new assistant director is appointed.

David Civittolo is an Associate Professor and Field Specialist focusing on Community Economics. Currently he is housed on the OARDC Campus in Wooster, but is responsible for conducting economic development programs throughout Ohio. His primary research interests include strategic planning for economic development organizations and conducting business retention and expansion surveys for Ohio communities. His research also addresses economic development tools that can be utilized by cities, villages, and townships that can strengthen the financial impact of economic development projects.

Civittolo has been with Ohio State University Extension since 2000 and has served as a county educator and county director prior to his current position. Before his work with Extension, Civittolo was employed as a village manager for numerous communities in Ohio. In December of 2013, David was named the recipient of the Raymond A. Schindler Excellence in Community Development Extension Award.

Additional Information: 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Community Planning
  • Leadership Development
  • Local Government Leadership
  • Strategic Planning

Programs:

curriculum vitae

Curriculum Vitae - David Civittolo

REPORTS

Economic Development
Holmes County Wage and Benefit Analysis - February 2021

Darke County Needs Assessment - October 2019

Holmes County Wage and Benefit Analysis - July 2017

Lancaster City Retail Market Analysis - October 2016

Shelby County Retail Market Analysis - March 2015

Shelby County Retail Market Analysis - March 2015

Medina Retail Market Analysis - March 2014

Strategic Planning
Ohio Township Association Strategic Priorities 2022-2025

One Wooster Project - October 2018

OSU Mansfield Project - October 2016

Coshocton County Strategic Plan for the Oil & Gas Industry


Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E)
Ohio Agritourism Report (Technical Report) - December 2021

Lake County Agri-business Final Report - August 2016

Holmes County BR&E Final Report - April 2016

Weinland Park BR&E Final Report - April 2014

Economic Development
Holmes County Wage and Benefit Analysis - February 2021

Darke County Needs Assessment - October 2019

Holmes County Wage and Benefit Analysis - July 2017

Lancaster City Retail Market Analysis - October 2016

Shelby County Retail Market Analysis - March 2015

Shelby County Retail Market Analysis - March 2015

Medina Retail Market Analysis - March 2014


Strategic Planning
Ohio Township Association Strategic Priorities 2022-2025

One Wooster Project - October 2018

OSU Mansfield Project - October 2016

Coshocton County Strategic Plan for the Oil & Gas Industry


Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E)
Ohio Agritourism Report (Technical Report) - December 2021

Lake County Agri-business Final Report - August 2016

Holmes County BR&E Final Report - April 2016

Weinland Park BR&E Final Report - April 2014

PUblications 

Romich, E., Bowen-Ellzey, N., Moss, M., Bond, C., Civittolo, D. (2015). Building Sustainability in Gas- and Oil-Producing Communities. Journal of Extension, Volume 53, Number 3, Article #3IAW1.