For the past year, the city has been busy filling several key positions in city hall.
Former police chief Bruce Robertson retired in February of last year, and Nathan Cahall left his position as economic development administrator.
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Holly Christmann was named the new economic development administrator to replace Cahall.
Christmann comes to Centerville from Hamilton County, where she was employed for 22 years, serving the past five years as director of environmental services. As director, she worked with county environmental initiatives, managed a $7 million budget and worked closely with businesses and communities.
Last July, Centerville appointed Matt Brown to serve as the city’s police chief, and also named Mariah Butler Vogelgesang to the position of assistant city manager.
Brown is a 1993 graduate of Brookville High School and has been a member of the Centerville Police Dept. since 1998.
“Matt Brown is an excellent example of some who is loyal, hard-working and smart, and who epitomizes the selflessness required of a public servant in law enforcement,” City Manager Wayne Davis said in a statement.
A native of Zanesville, Vogelgesang is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington and the University of Dayton School of Law.
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Centerville also hired Jennifer Brumby to fill the position of human resources manager, which was another position the city had sought to fill, according to Wayne Davis.
Brumby filled the position left vacant when Jennifer Wilder left the city and accepted a similar position with Oakwood.