Arthur E. Pizzano has held the position of Fairfield City Manager since 1998. Prior to his Ohio tenure, he served as City Manager for the City of West Des Moines, Iowa and had several Planning and Economic Development positions in Thornton, Colorado as well as in his hometown of East Orange, New Jersey. Art’s local government career experience spans over 40 years of service to the public.
Mr. Pizzano is a graduate of Rutgers University, where he earned a Master of City and Regional Planning degree and a B.A. He also was awarded a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado. Additionally, Art has attended the Colorado Outward Bound School and the Rocky Mountain Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. He is a graduate of the Denver Community Leadership Forum, Leadership Iowa, Leadership Cincinnati and Leadership Fairfield.
Mr. Pizzano has received a variety of national, state and regional awards for Innovation, Cooperative Service Delivery, and Effective Public/Private Partnerships. He is a Credentialed Member of the International City Management Association and has earned the AICP designation from the American Planning Association. Art has been an Instructor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and has also taught at Rutgers. During his years as a City Planner, Art earned a Certificate of National Merit from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for an innovation redevelopment process dubbed “Citysteading”. More recently, he was presented with the prestigious National Public/Private Partnerships Award from the International City Management Association in recognition of the City of Fairfield’s Village Green development. In 2013, Art was honored with the Ohio City/County Management Association's Career Achievement Award in recognition of his 4 decades of service to local government. His work has been published several times; including a chapter in the book entitled The Entrepreneur in Local Government.