City Manager's Office
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Deputy City Managers
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 Department.
Gilbert Turner was appointed Interim Deputy City Manager in May 2018. As Interim Deputy City Manager, Mr. Turner works closely with the City Manager and Deputy City Manager, providing leadership and guidance to City departments and divisions. He oversees the City’s Water, Finance, Public Works, and Information Technology Departments.
Mr. Turner was Deputy Director of Aviation from 2011 until 2018, overseeing Dayton International Airport’s Divisions of Finance and Administration, Airport Operations, Airport Police, and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, as well as the airport’s capital improvement and planning programs. From 2007 until 2011, he was the airport’s Operations Division Manager, with responsibility for FAA compliance and the airport’s Commercial Air Carrier/Airport Certification as related to operations. He maintained relationships with local communities and agencies to enhance and facilitate operations and oversaw emergency activities relative to the weather and accidents.
Mr. Turner is a U.S. Air Force veteran, with a 21-year military career (1981-2002) prior to working for the City of Dayton.