Montgomery County administrator to step down

Montgomery County Administrator Joe Tuss will retire at the end of August, the county announced Thursday.

Tuss is ending a 35-year career in local government that began with the city of Dayton in 1983.

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“Throughout his career with Montgomery County, Joe has played an integral part in executing critical initiatives set forth by the commission and we look forward to building on those accomplishments with a new county administrator,” said county commission President Debbie Lieberman.

Tuss, with Montgomery County for more than 17 years, was appointment county administrator in December 2012.

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Commissioners will not be conducting a national search and will explore local talent before looking beyond the region, according to a news release.

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