Interim City Manager

Scott C StilesScott C. Stiles

Interim City Manager

Scott C. Stiles, Interim City Manager with the City of Cincinnati, has more than 25 years experience in public administration, community relations and management. As Interim City Manager, Mr. Stiles is responsible for implementing City policy, providing administrative direction and support to City agencies, and coordinating the City Administration's work with the Mayor and City Council on their legislative agenda.

Mr. Stiles has served the City of Cincinnati in various roles since 1988. His recent work includes acting as the City's liaison to the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) for the revitalization of housing, businesses and public spaces in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine; serving on the Selection Committee for Cincinnati's 13th police chief and 16th fire chief; and working on the City's mobile food vending program. Mr. Stiles also acts as the City Administration's point of contact with the Uptown Consortium on priorities and issues affecting Cincinnati's second-largest employment center.

He has overseen the completion of the City's $145M renovation and expansion of the Duke Energy Convention Center, as well as historic Findlay Market, while transitioning both to private and nonprofit management. He led the City's effort to establish the award-winning Business Development and Permit Center, which offers streamlined building permit and development services; and he led the City Administration's effort to establish the first certified Tax Increment Financing Districts in Ohio.

Mr. Stiles represents the City Manager on the City's labor negotiations team, he co-chairs the Capital Budget Committee, and he has assisted the Cincinnati Fire Department in creating an implementation strategy for their comprehensive plan.

Mr. Stiles has served on the City Manager's staff since February 2002. Prior to that, he managed the City's Real Estate Office. He began his career as a police-community relations representative with the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission in 1983. He later served as a personnel analyst in the Human Resources Department before joining the Law Department as the assistant legal administrator.

Mr. Stiles earned a Master's Degree in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Geography from South Dakota State University.

He is a member of the International City/County Management Association, the Ohio City/County Management Association and the American Society for Public Administration (local chapter president 1988-89). Mr. Stiles served as an appointed member of the national ICMA Government Affairs and Policy Committee (2003-2009). He currently serves on the local District Council Advisory Board of the Urban Land Institute and the University of Cincinnati Alumni Association Board of Governors. He is a past board member of the Cincinnati-Kharkiv (Ukraine) Sister City Program and former adjunct faculty member at Northern Kentucky University.