Montgomery City Manager Wayne Davis was recently appointed the president of the Ohio City/County Management Association (OCMA) and assumed the role on July 1, 2017. He previously served as a board member and vice president of the OCMA.
“The City of Montgomery is fortunate to have leaders at all levels of the organization. We appreciate Wayne’s willingness to lead his peers across the state of Ohio. We feel that this experience, once again, shines a positive light on the City of Montgomery and our council-manager form of government,” explained Mayor Chris Dobrozsi.
Davis was appointed Montgomery city manager in May 2012, served as the assistant city manager from 2005 to 2012, and as finance director from 2000-2005. He has over 20 years of public sector finance and general government experience. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in public administration from Wright State University. He is also a graduate of the Leading, Educating and Development Program from the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.
Davis has taught and presented across the country on many topics including LEAN process improvement, high performance organization work culture, economic development, performance measurement and benchmarking, health care benefits and employee wellness programs.
Davis is the former chairman of the Greater Cincinnati Government Finance Officers Association, a member of the Rotary Club of Northeast Cincinnati, and is active in the International City/County Management Association.
Davis began his professional career as a civilian with the United States Air Force, working at the Pentagon. Since moving to Ohio 28 years ago, Davis has also worked in local government with the Montgomery County Office of Management and Budget and the Combined Health District of Montgomery County.