Today the City Commission will announce the selection of Warren Price as Dayton’s next City Manager. He is an experienced executive with experience in city, county and township governments. We believe he will be an important addition to the city’s leadership and look forward to welcoming him to our community.
The Dayton City Commission has been so fortunate to be able to work with City Manager Tim Riordan. He originally agreed to come for six to nine months and he stayed over five years. His leadership helped us through some of Dayton’s greatest challenges. I greatly appreciate his long service to the Dayton community.
When Tim told us of his plan to leave, he asked that the search period be as brief as possible so the pace of progress in Dayton was not slowed. The Commission has moved quickly and worked with experienced professionals to follow a process that included the input of over 800 community members through a broad-based survey. We interviewed a number of people from within the city organization, from the local community, and from around the country.
We were lucky to have such a range of talented candidates to choose among. The City Commission believes Mr. Price is the right person for Dayton and will bring valuable experience and perspective to the City. We were particularly pleased to hear him speak of his personal belief in the need for a high level of customer service from every agency of government. We look forward to making Customer Service the priority for the City’s organization.
Working with enthusiastic citizens, our strong staff and committed business leaders; the City Commission and City Manager are ready to continue the progress we have already made in writing Dayton’s latest, greatest chapter.
Dayton enters 2015 with true momentum. With the lowest unemployment rate for the city of Dayton in more than 25 years, the hottest housing market in the country, and top 10 in the country for job growth improvement; Warren is joining our team at a terrific time. Thank you in advance for showing him a true Dayton welcome.
Here’s to a great 2015 for our community!