Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein has appointed veteran City employee LaShea Lofton as Deputy City Manager, effective immediately.
Lofton has served the City of Dayton and the community for more than 28 years. She was appointed the Director of the Department of Finance in 2013 and previously served as Director for the Department of Recreation & Youth Services for four years. Her first 18 years, Lofton worked across several departments in the roles of management analyst, senior budget analyst, senior community development analyst, senior community development analyst and community development administrator.
As the Director of Finance, she was responsible for managing a team of 65 finance professionals and the operations staff in two divisions: Tax & Accounting and Utility Revenue Administration. She also provided oversight for the financial management of taxpayer resources, received and disbursed all cash, and connected the City with the banking community by managing City investments.
“LaShea has tremendous experience and talents that will serve her well in this new position. She has led diverse teams in a myriad of operations for over 25 years. She is well versed in policy planning and creative problem solving and has a talent for process and system analysis. We are fortunate to have someone of her caliber join our City Manager team,” said Dickstein.
In her new role as Deputy City Manager, Lofton will provide leadership and oversight to the Departments of Aviation, Finance, Public Works, and lead the establishment of a new Department of Information Technology.