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Posted on: April 6, 2018

City hires new planning director

Todd Kinskey

City Manager Shelley Dickstein has appointed Todd M. Kinskey, AICP, as director of planning and community development for the City of Dayton.  

Kinskey is currently planning and development director for Hamilton County, Ohio, and was also executive director of the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission.

In Dayton, Kinskey will manage a budget of approximately $2.8 million in general null funds and $4.6 million in federal Community Development Block Grant dollars and will supervise a staff of 58.

Kinskey brings over 20 years of experience in all facets of planning and community development to the City of Dayton. These experiences include master plan development, building and development processes, and local government. He also has a strong background in staff management, training, coaching and leadership.

"We are excited to have Todd's experience and leadership caliber join our executive team. His comprehensive knowledge of planning and community development will be of great value as he leads the department forward," Dickstein said.

Kinskey is known by his peers as a hands-on manager that promotes a culture of continuous improvement among employees.  His style and team building skills have empowered his team to find innovated solutions that improve customer experiences.

Kinskey holds a Bachelor of Urban Planning, cum laude, from the University of Cincinnati.

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