Centerville appoints city manager

City of Centerville voted to appoint a new city manager Monday night at a special council meeting. TREMAYNE HOGUE / STAFF
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City of Centerville voted to appoint a new city manager Monday night at a special council meeting. TREMAYNE HOGUE / STAFF

The city of Centerville has found its new city manager in current Montgomery City Manager Wayne Davis.

Davis’s appointment was approved by a unanimous vote of the City Council during a special meeting Monday night.

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Davis was not in attendance. He will replace longtime City Manager Greg Horn, who retired last week.

When asked for votes by Mayor Brooks Compton, Council Member Willis Serr said “absolutely” indicating his desire for the hiring of Davis.

“I’m confident we made the right decision,” he said.

According to a resolution presented to city council, Davis will enter into a three-year contract with the city, beginning his tenure Aug. 21 and ending July 21, 2020.

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Davis has served as Montgomery city manager for five years. Prior to his role for that suburban Cincinnati city in Hamilton County, he served as assistant city manager for seven years and five years as finance director with Montgomery.

Davis received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Vermont, attended the U.S. Air Force Budget Officers School and received a master’s of urban administration from Wright State University.

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