Two Dayton officials resign after being put on leave

Two city of Dayton employees, including a head of a prominent department, have resigned after being placed on paid administrative leave last month.


Aaron Sorrell, the city’s director of planning and community development, and the department’s executive secretary Shannon Hughes submitted their letters of resignation this week, said Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein.

They were both placed on administrative leave on May 24 for reasons not made public.

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“We don’t make comments on personnel matters, but we have moved forward with leadership changes in planning and community development,” Dickstein said.

Brian Inderrieden has been appointed as the acting manager of the department. Inderrieden previously served as the city’s planning manager.

Sorrell in the early 2000s worked as a community development specialist for the city, and was promoted to a senior specialist position.

By 2006, he was Dayton’s acting manager of housing and neighborhood development, a position he later took over permanently.

Sorrell oversaw a variety of city programs intended to improve neighborhood conditions and eliminate blight, including housing and commercial demolition and Lot Links, which allows homeowners to buy adjacent or nearby delinquent properties from the city for relatively small sums of money.

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