Dayton interim city manager to ‘stay focused on city priorities’

Shelley Dickstein named new interim city manager in Dayton. (WDTN Photo/Justin Kraus)
Shelley Dickstein named new interim city manager in Dayton. (WDTN Photo/Justin Kraus)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The City of Dayton’s new interim city manager says she is focused and ready for a challenging job.

Shelley Dickstein will take over for Warren Price who announced his resignation Monday.

Dickstein has been assistant city manager in the city since 2007.  She’s been with the city for 20 years.

Dickstein says her goal is to keep the city focused on its current priorities and make sure the day-to-day operations run smoothly as the transition to a new city manager is made.  She stressed the city’s team work in getting the job done.

She says among those priorities are enhancing police relations with the community, offering better customer service, ridding the city of blighted properties, reducing gun violence and investing in the city infrastructure.

When asked whether Dickstein applied for the job when Price was hired, she said yes.  She also said an explanation of why she was not hired nine months ago is for the city commissioners to answer.

Dickstein did say there are some exciting announcements expected about development in the city that should come in the next couple of weeks.

Dickstein officially starts to run the city on Wednesday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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