Oscar Bedolla was appointed Director of the City of Cincinnati’s Department of Community & Economic Development in November 2014. Mr. Bedolla and his team are dedicated to improving the economy and neighborhoods of Cincinnati. The Department of Community & Economic Development oversees all the downtown and neighborhood economic development projects, which include multifamily and single family housing, property maintenance code enforcement, human services, community council and neighborhood business district funding and public parking.
Mr. Bedolla has over ten years of experience in economic development working in both public and private markets sectors in the areas of real estate, municipal finance and project finance. Prior to joining the City of Cincinnati, Mr. Bedolla was involved in several large-scale, complex infrastructure development transactions including: the Chicago Riverwalk Project, which was just named as a finalist for the 2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, as well as the I-4 Ultimate Project in Florida, which honored at the 2015 North American P3 (public-private partnerships) Awards and is one of the largest P3 projects in the United States.