DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – According to a news release received by 2 NEWS, Dayton City Manager Warren Price announced that he would be stepping down from his duties as Manager effective Wednesday.
Shelley Dickstein will be appointed as Interim City Manager. Dickstein, has been serving as Dayton’s Assistant City Manager since 2007 and has 20 years of urban administration and economic development experience. During her tenure, Dickstein has structured and overseen the completion of 125 development projects that created 4,800 new jobs, supported the retention of 15,000 jobs, and leveraged over $260 million of development in the Dayton community.
“The City Commission is excited that Shelley has agreed to take this leadership role for the organization,” said Mayor Nan Whaley. “Her economic development expertise will be vital as we continue to move the City of Dayton forward.”
Commissioner Jeffrey Mims said, “Shelley has consistently volunteered to lead city-wide teams targeted to increasing employee morale and service to our citizens,”
City officials also say Deputy City Manager Stanley Earley will continue to serve in his role as Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer. His responsibilities include supervising the Office of Management and Budget Office and the Finance Department as well as a number of operations departments such as Public Works, Water and Central Services.
“We have previously charged Stanley with reviewing and revising some of the city’s core financial practices and policies,” said Dayton Commissioner Joey Williams. “His financial knowledge, abilities in budget development and reporting, has become a real asset in creating policies to improve future outcomes and successes for the city.”
The City will hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon about the City Manager change. 2 NEWS will have more on this developing story throughout the day.