David Civittolo

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

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.

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Areas of Expertise:

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


curriculum vitae

Curriculum Vitae - David Civittolo


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.