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Joseph Varckette: Geneva

Joseph joins OCMA as the City Manager in Geneva, a role that he has served in since 2020. From 2015-2020 Joseph served as the Village Manager of Orwell. He also previously served from 1991-1995 as City Manager in Ashtabula, the only community in Ohio that elects a City Manager.

Mason Althouse: Dublin

Mason is a Management Intern for the City of Dublin and is also a Senior at Ohio State pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Decision Making with a focus on Policy and Governance, and a Minor in Economics.

Joshua Smith Leaving Hamilton to Lead Butler County Development Group

Hamilton City Manager Joshua Smith has been hired as chief executive officer for the Butler County Finance Authority, an economic development agency previously called the Butler County Port Authority.

Smith had announced late last year he was leaving the city manager’s job sometime in 2024. His new role with the Butler County group will begin after he assists in Hamilton’s transition to a new city manager, and the formation of the Hamilton Development Finance Agency, which he will also head.