Assistant City Manager Shelley Dickstein
Shelley Dickstein has served as Assistant City Manager for Strategic Development since 2007. She has responsibility for overseeing the City’s economic development functions, providing consistency and continuity to the City’s business retention and expansion efforts and bringing a strategic approaches to the City’s economic development agenda. Shelley also manages the Dayton Development Fund, which is used to provide incentives and financial support for businesses looking to expand in the city of Dayton. Prior to her current position, she held the positions of Special Projects Administrator, Senior Development Specialist, Acting Citizen Participation Manager and Citizen Participation Coordinator for the City of Dayton.
During her career with the City of Dayton, Shelley has had numerous successes. She has completed dozens of development projects and business expansions citywide generating hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment. Some of her high profile successes include the GE Aviation EpisCenter, CareSource headquarters, Courthouse Plaza Southwest and Tech Town. She collaborates with business and economic development executives on project development and execution and works tirelessly to facilitate and nurture relationships with developers, real estate brokers and financial representatives in an effort to advance development opportunities for the City of Dayton.
Ms. Dickstein served on the Poverty Reduction Task Force, the Miami Valley AIDS Foundation Benefit Committee and participated in numerous other initiatives. Shelley has completed all coursework toward her Masters of Urban Administration Degree at Wright State University. She possesses an Economic Development Finance Certification from the National Development Council and is a Leadership Dayton Graduate, Class of 1999.