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City Of Dayton Wants Input For City Manager Search

Dayton city officials are searching for a new city manager. Current manager Tim Riordan announced his resignation this fall.
City of Dayton Website: Jim Witmer/Dayton Daily News

Residents in the Greater Dayton area can provide input about what they want in the next Dayton city manager. Current manager Tim Riordan is leaving his post Jan. 31.

The city commission is taking public comment online through Friday Nov. 21.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley calls the city the “region’s leader.” So she figures people living outside of Dayton proper should speak their piece, too.

“Everyone in the community, if they’ve been here a generation or more, comes from the city of Dayton, right? So, we thought it would make sense to open it up to get a real good understanding of what people think is a value to our community as a region. And we know that Dayton is a key regional player,” Whaley said.

The survey asks what issues the next manager should focus on for the short and long term. Residents also can include responses about what skills the candidates should have.

The search firm assisting the city should have a list of potential interviewees to the commission by early December. Best-case scenario, a new manager would accept the job by the end of the next month.