City Manager's Office
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 and are responsible for legislation.
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Deputy City Managers
C. LaShea Lofton has devoted her 35-year career to serving the Dayton community as a City of Dayton employee. As Deputy City Manager, Lofton provides leadership and oversight to the Departments of Aviation, Finance, Public Works, and Information Technology. Since 1992, when Ms. Lofton began her full-time career with the City, she has held several positions including Senior Management Analyst with the Office of Management and Budget; Community Development Administrator for the Department of Planning and Community Development; Deputy Director and Director of the Department of Recreation and Youth Services, and the Director of Finance. She is experienced in developing and managing operating and capital programs, projects, and budgets; leading organizational change and process improvements; developing and implementing policies; and fiscal administration and analysis. Ms. Lofton is a member of the National Government Finance Officer’s Association (GFOA), and was awarded GFOA’s 2nd annual Hero Award, which recognizes finance officers who have demonstrated extraordinary actions during a time of financial, natural, or human-made crisis. Ms. Lofton has served on the Board of Directors for CityWide Development Corporation and also currently serves on the Board for the YWCA-Dayton.