About a dozen administrators from Montgomery, Greene, Butler and Hamilton counties are among those applying to become Moraine’s next city manager.
Among the 44 applicants to replace the retiring City Manager David Hicks includes two Moraine candidates, and former city managers in Riverside and Trenton, according information obtained by this news organization in a public records request.
Those submitting applications, records show, include:
•Pete Bales, Fairborn assistant city manager;
•Nathan Cahall, Centerville economic development administrator and acting city manager;
•Jung Han Chen, Oxford community development director;
•Bryan Chodkowski, former Riverside city manager and current town manager with Enfield, Conn.;
•Michael Davis, Moraine economic development director;
•Julie Hoffman, Moraine parks and rec director;
•Jesse Lightle, Washington Twp. administrator;
•Michael McNamara, Butler County development administrator;
•Patrick Ross, city of Reading safety services director;
•Dennis Sparks, former Trenton city manager, and now a management and aviation consultant in Hopewell, Va.
•Brock Taylor, Riverside director of planning.
•Brian Uhl, Springfield Twp. (Hamilton County) operations lieutenant;
•Jeffrey Weckbach, Hamilton County senior policy manager.
The pay range for the position is $120,000 to $150,000 and a replacement is expected to hired this spring. Hicks was hired as city manager in 2001 after more than 25 years of working in the Moraine Police Division, where he last served as chief.