Trevor K Elkins

A Simple Plan - How Newburgh Heights aims to rebuild from within using creative means.

A Simple Plan - How Newburgh Heights aims to rebuild from within using creative means.

“Newburgh Heights didn’t get this way overnight,” Elkins explains. “It took 30 years of not planning for the long term to get to a place where we were very nearly insolvent… We aggressively went after public money for sewers, roads, demolitions. [We] did foundation work quickly and aggressively to show residents even though it’s long term, you can see tangible short-term success that will lay a foundation to layer these growth incentives on top. Start with incentives, you put them on top of nothing.”

Newburgh Heights Offers Student Loan Assistance For New Homeowners

Newburgh Heights Offers Student Loan Assistance For New Homeowners

“I’ve tried to, in my time here as mayor, use my local, home-rule power to address more global issues that are national issues in a way that impacts us locally,” Elkins said.

Lawsuit against Channel 5 a success.

Lawsuit against Channel 5 a success.

Elkins said one of his main objectives in filing the lawsuit was to show the story was “bogus.” “Judge Friedman’s opinion expressly confirms all of this, and in light of this recognition, we’ve concluded that it is no longer worth undertaking the burden and expense of this lawsuit any further," Elkins said in a statement. "In our view, it has been a success. We also hope it is now clear that recovering Village funds from legally obligated insurance companies is just good policy.”

Northeast Ohio Community Offers Program to Attract New Homeowners

Northeast Ohio Community Offers Program to Attract New Homeowners

“New homeowners tend to really invest in their community, they become active in athletic programs, they become active in civic organizations, in their churches," he said.

Newburgh Heights Creates Student Loan Assistance Program

Newburgh Heights Creates Student Loan Assistance Program

Mayor Elkins stated, “This is a great first step in providing our partners in the real estate community with the tools needed to grow Newburgh Heights and help us transition from a residential population based around manufacturing to the modern knowledge based economy.”

CNBC Highlights Newburgh Heights Student Loan Program

CNBC Highlights Newburgh Heights Student Loan Program

"We wanted to provide an incentive for them to stay and put down roots here in the community, transitioning from the old Rust Belt manufacturing economy to a knowledge-based economy of health care and technology," he said.

RTA Board Trustee Trevor Elkins Targeted by County Political Establishment for Bucking the Status Quo

RTA Board Trustee Trevor Elkins Targeted by County Political Establishment for Bucking the Status Quo

"I served my three years [on the RTA board] in the way that I know how," he told Scene by phone. "I tried to shake up the status quo and challenge the way we were operating. The county's choice seems to be a return to the status quo. I think they just don't understand how important this transit agency is to the region economically." 

Clevelanders for Public Transit Back Mayor Elkins for RTA Board Re-election

Clevelanders for Public Transit Back Mayor Elkins for RTA Board Re-election

“Mayor Trevor Elkins has been a Board member who has consistently spoken out for positive change. He is the voice of reason, a voice of reform and he has a vision for a positive future for the RTA,” CPT stated.

Howard Hanna Agent Excited to Bring New Residents into Newburgh Heights, Ohio

Howard Hanna Agent Excited to Bring New Residents into Newburgh Heights, Ohio

“Newburgh Heights is an ideal location to begin a career and take the next step in life. We are virtually within a 10-minute drive of every major hotspot in greater Cleveland, have access to one of the best K-12 school systems in the state, and an ample stock of great, affordable century homes or brand-new construction,” said Mayor Elkins. “Newburgh Heights is safe, clean, walkable, and has fast become one of the most popular destinations for new homebuyers.”

Tackling Student Loans and Sustaining a Village

Tackling Student Loans and Sustaining a Village

Mayor Elkins, who has a background in government finance, has proposed a well-thought-out plan that would enhance his city and clearly help people with student loans.