Tim Riordan was appointed Dayton City Manager on October 9, 2009. He has more than 30 years of public service experience in Ohio and has served in a leadership capacity on numerous national boards and organizations within the public administration field. And as a previous employee of the City of Dayton, Riordan also has extensive knowledge of the Dayton community and the City organization. He served in various capacities for the City of Dayton from 1972-1998, including Director of the Office of Management & Budget (1979-1986), Finance Director (1986-1995), Deputy Director of Aviation (1995-1998), and interim City Manager (January 1994-December 1994). Riordan also worked for the City of Cincinnati for approximately six years – from 1998 to 2004 – as Finance Director, Assistant City Manager, and Acting City Manager.
Throughout his career, Riordan has been actively involved in the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States & Canada (GFOA), even serving as the group’s president at one time. Since his retirement from the City of Cincinnati in 2004, he has operated a private consulting business and serves as a trainer for GFOA.
Riordan has been a member of the 17,000-member GFOA for many years, serving on the Board of Directors between 1991-1997 and presiding as President in 1995. He is Chairman of the Seasongood Good Government Foundation and has served as a member of the National Advisory Committee on State & Local Government Budgeting.
Riordan is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Dayton and earned a Masters of Public Administration from UD. He has written numerous articles concerning public finance and management, including “Management by Unreasonable Objectives” about an award-winning management strategy.