Dayton operates under the City Manager form of government where elected officials, who handle legislation, appoint a chief executive--the City Manager--to oversee the operations of the local government. The City Manager, along with two Deputy City Managers, ensure goals are met and services are provided by managing the City's departments, divisions and offices. The City Manager reports to the Dayton City Commission, who serve at the pleasure of the citizens of Dayton.
Explore the City's major, ongoing efforts and initiatives in the menu on the left. To learn more about City Manager Shelley Dickstein or Deputy City Managers Joseph Parlette and Tammi Clements, visit their profiles on the right.
As Deputy City Manager, Tammi Clements is responsible for oversight of
the Departments of Public Works, Water, Finance, Aviation and Central
Previously, she served as Director of the Department of Water (2007 to
early 2016), where she managed a public utility serving approximately
400,000 customers in Dayton and Montgomery County, with responsibility
for water distribution, wastewater and environmental management.
Clements has been employed by the City of Dayton since 1990 and holds a
Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Business Administration
from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Joe Parlette oversees some of the City of Dayton's largest departments,
including Police, Fire, and Recreation and Youth Services, as well as
A Wright State University graduate, Parlette was previously acting
Assistant City Manager, Director of the Department of Recreation and
Youth Services and Manager of the Division of Golf. He joined the City
in 2002 and served in administrative positions in the Dayton Fire