Bob Cinabro was born and raised in the City of Kalamazoo. He has lived all his life in the City. He is a graduate of Kalamazoo Loy Norrix High School, Kalamazoo College, and the Cornell Law School. Prior to his service on the Kalamazoo City Commission he spent 32 years in Kalamazoo City government, first as an Assistant City Attorney, then as Deputy City Attorney, and as City Attorney from 1988 to 2005. As City Attorney he also served as a member of the Kalamazoo Hospital Finance Authority, the Building Authority, and the Election Commission. Following his City of Kalamazoo legal career and prior to his service on the City Commission he was in private practice with a law firm located in the City, and also formed his own professional corporation.
Bob is a former member of the Kalamazoo Historic District Commission, and also served as past president of the Kalamazoo Humane Society, and as a board member of the Greater Kalamazoo Chapter of the American Red Cross. He serves as a civil case evaluator in state and federal courts, and has arbitrated civil cases in federal court. He frequently acts as a consultant to local attorneys regarding municipal matters not involving the City of Kalamazoo.
Bob is single and the parent of two children. He was born in the Milwood neighborhood and lives in the Winchell neighborhood. He is a published author and loves history, travel, and animal welfare.