For Immediate Release
Dec. 14, 2020
Contact: Donna Leger
City of Dayton seeks applicants for City Administrator
Northern Kentucky Area Development District will assist the city in the executive-search process
DAYTON, Ky. – The City of Dayton is currently seeking applications for City Administrator through Northern Kentucky Area Development District, the government planning and development organization serving governmental bodies in the Northern Kentucky region.
The position became available after current City Administrator Michael Giffen announced last week that he would be leaving Dayton at the end of the year to take the newly created city administrator position in the City of Highland Heights. Giffen has served as Dayton’s City Administrator since January 2014, after a four-year stint as the city’s Main Street Director and its Code Enforcement Officer.
The Dayton City Administrator is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating all city departments in accordance with city policy and under the administrative direction of the Mayor and City Council. Candidates are expected to have public management experience as well as a degree from an accredited university or college in the fields of public administration, business, or related field.
Interested candidates are invited to send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com or mail these materials to Dayton Executive Search, c/o NKADD, 22 Spiral Drive, Florence, KY 41042. NKADD will collect and evaluate all candidate materials and assist the city’s search committee with the candidate interviews.
“Our City has seen a lot of success in the last 10 years and we a looking for a highly energetic person to replace Michael who can continue that success,” Dayton Mayor Ben Baker said.
Since 2015, the Manhattan Harbour development — a $500-million residential development project along the Ohio riverfront – has changed the face of Dayton. In addition to the high-end, single-family homes constructed along Manhattan Boulevard, developers also have constructed Tapestry on the River, a $30-million apartment complex with 162 units, and The Gateway Flats at Manhattan Harbour, an $18 million, 76-unit apartment building along the river. Other developments that are expected to break ground soon in the city are:
- The Waterfront. 98 for-sale units with an estimated total value of $41.5 million.
- The Lookout. 72 for-sale units with an estimated total value of $25 million.
- Boulevard Flats. 70 for-sale units with an estimated total value of $25 million.
In addition, the City also in the process of completing the final phases of the Riverfront Commons hiking and biking trail, which will traverse the housing developments along the river. Riverfront Commons, an 11.5-mile walking, running, and biking trail that runs along the Ohio River from Ludlow in the east to Dayton in the west, is the signature project of Southbank Partners, the economic development organization for Northern Kentucky’s seven river cities.
Dayton’s downtown also has seen a revitalization in recent years, with the addition of restaurants and businesses such as Trotta’s Steakhouse, Purple Poulet, Kate’s Catering, and Unataza Coffee.
“We have lot of momentum going on in our city right now and we’re not going to be slowing down any time soon,” Mayor Baker said. “There’s a lot of work left to take our city to the place we ultimately want to be and we are looking for the right person to help guide us there.”
About the City of Dayton, Ky.
Incorporated in 1867, the City of Dayton, has seen tremendous residential growth in recent years, including the rehabilitation of numerous historic homes in the community as well as new residential developments along the river, including The Gateway Flats at Manhattan Harbour, Tapestry on River Apartments, and new single-family residences on Manhattan Boulevard. The Kentucky Department of Education has recognized Dayton Independent Schools as a “Distinguished School District,” its highest rating. To learn more, visit www.daytonky.com.