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 nearly 2,000 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 structured and oversaw completion of 125 development projects that created 4,800 new jobs, supported the retention of 15,000 jobs, and leveraged hundreds of millions of dollars of development in Dayton. From 2017 to 2019, she successfully led the City’s participation in the redevelopment of the historic Arcade complex in downtown Dayton.
Her experience in the City of Dayton organization also 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.