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Shelley Dickstein was appointed City Manager by the City Commission on February 3, 2016.
As City Manager, Dickstein oversees a City budget of over $600 million and a workforce of approximately 1,900 employees.

Dickstein, who previously served as Interim City Manager and Assistant City Manager, has 20 years of urban administration and economic development experience. She has a demonstrated record of successful collaboration with business, community and government leaders. 

During her tenure, she 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.

Her experience in the City of Dayton organization includes serving as Special Projects Administrator, Senior Development Specialist and Citizen Participation Coordinator. She has also led special efforts including the City's customer service initiative and employee wellness program. 

Dickstein has served on a number of community and partner organization boards including the Dayton Development Coalition Priority Development and Advocacy Committee, the Dayton Montgomery County Port Authority Board, the City Wide Development Corporation Board and the Downtown Dayton Partnership Board.