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Poll: You decide who should run Dayton next

Well, well, well, Warren didn't last long, did he?

If you haven't heard the news, Dayton City Manager Warren Price will bounce from his appointed post effective Wednesday after only being on the job nine months.

His reign was barely a newborn.

In fact, Warren is the shortest-serving Dayton city manager in decades, according to the Dayton Daily News.

This leaves the city's top spot up for grabs, though Shelley Dickstein will serve as interim city manager.

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Just for silly fun  (emphasis on the words silly and fun), we invite you to take our poll. You can vote for up to two somewhat randomly selected candidates at once. Really, the process was quite random.

Who would you pick for Dayton's next city manager? Write in your own pick if none of these candidates float your boat. We very well may add some write-ins to the list.


Dayton commissioners Matt Joseph, left, and Jeffrey Mims, right, along with Mayor Nan Whaley introduce Warren Price as Dayton’s new city manager during a press conference at City Hall earlier this year. (Staff file photo by Jim Witmer)

I am sure city manager-types around the nation are brushing off their resumes, buying new trousers and pumping up their Linkedin accounts.

Warren’s annual salary was $160,000 and included paid holidays, annual leave, health insurance and dental insurance.

He was the first city manager since 1996 who never worked for the city previously. The former Stark County Sheriff general counsel also had no local ties.

Dayton picks outsider as next city manager

I am not saying the next city manager needs to be a Daytonian (there's certainly nothing wrong with a fresh perspective to shake things up), but there are many local folks that probably would not mind throwing their hats in the ring for a $160,000 spin or two.

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