Meet The City Manager
Milton R. Dohoney, Jr.
Cincinnati City Manager
Milton R. Dohoney, Jr. was appointed City Manager of the City of Cincinnati by Mayor Mark Mallory and confirmed by the City Council. He assumed his duties in August 2006 as the Chief Executive Officer for the city government, overseeing a staff of more than 5,000 employees and a combined budget of $1 billion. The paramount responsibilities of City Manager Dohoney, Jr. are executing the policy set by the Mayor and City Council, delivering services to the citizens and customers of the City of Cincinnati, managing government finances, and providing continuity of government and support.
Since coming to Cincinnati, Dohoney has established a number of initiatives to help increase jobs, invest in the city's neighborhoods, keep the community safe and provide excellent city service.
During the last three years, the City has helped to create nearly 4,000 jobs with such developments as the expansion of Cincinnati Children's Hospital, the new headquarters of companies such as First Financial Bank, Omnicare, First Transit, Medpace and Eurostampa, Inc., the expansion of Cincinnati's own Graeter's Ice Cream manufacturing plant, as well as relocation for Procter & Gamble employees. The Downtown core is currently experiencing more than $1 billion in infrastructure investments with projects such as Cincinnati Casino, The Banks mixed-use development, the Riverfront Park, a 45-acre riverfront park adjoining The Banks and the Cincinnati Streetcar.
The award-winning Neighborhood Enhancement Program, begun by Dohoney in 2007, is a partnership between the community and city agencies that addresses neighborhood issues of blight and crime in a 90-day "jumpstart" period. Under Dohoney’s leadership, the program has expanded to include more than 30 community partners, as well as a substantial volunteer component. The NEP partnership with US Bank has leveraged other local and federal financial support including Freddy Mac and Neighborworks America to target exterior home improvement funds to homeowners who need assistance. The program has received national, state and local recognition.
During his first year in Cincinnati, Dohoney also oversaw the re-establishment of both the Office of Environmental Quality, and Department of Planning. Since that time, both departments have been busy implementing the Green Cincinnati Plan and development of the Cincinnati Comprehensive Plan, respectively.
Dohoney has more than 25 years of experience in local government, spending most of his career in Louisville, Kentucky where he grew up. Additionally, he served as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government for three years before becoming City Manager of the City of Cincinnati.
He is recognized as the founder of the Regional Neighborhood Network. The RNN is an organization comprised of 18 cities in five states that partner community-based organizations with local government to improve conditions in neighborhoods. In September 2011, the organization celebrated its 25th anniversary at its conference here in Cincinnati.
Dohoney has received numerous recognitions for his civic contributions, including the Prince Hall Humanitarian Award, the Indiana University Southeast Distinguished Alumni Award, Distinguished Catholic School Alumni Award (Louisville), Black Achiever's Award, and the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau Partnership Award.
He has been a full-time and part-time faculty member at three universities and worked in labor relations in the private sector. He is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), which awarded him the Credentialed Manager designation for his significant experience as a senior management executive in local government and demonstrated commitment to high standards of integrity, lifelong learning and professional development.
Dohoney has had numerous articles published in journals and trade publications. He holds degrees from the University of Louisville and Indiana University Southeast.