Edward W. Rybka will serve as the new Chief of Regional Development. In this position Rybka will report directly to Mayor Frank G. Jackson, and provide leadership to the departments of Economic Development, Community Development, City Planning, and Building & Housing.
As Chief of Regional Development, Rybka’s responsibilities will include advising the Mayor on planning projects related to the development of Cleveland’s downtown and surrounding neighborhoods such as lakefront, major housing, and community development projects.
Chief Rybka most recently served as the city’s Director of the Department of Building and Housing and Interim Director of City Planning, but he has been involved in Cleveland local government for almost 30 years.
Chief Rybka is a graduate of John Carroll University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and Leadership Cleveland. “He has been a member of several Polish and Czech cultural organizations and received the Polonia Foundation Award in 1997.”