Price has 12 years of local government management experience serving in such roles as Chief of Staff (equivalent to City Manager), Public Safety Director, Public Services Director, Legal Counsel, Zoning Administrator, and elected official. In addition, he has served in a leadership capacity on numerous boards and organizations within the public administration field.
Price’s career highlights include, serving as the Director of Safety and Director of Public Service & Chief of Staff for the City of Canton Ohio from 2009 – 2013. In this role, Mr. Price was responsible for managing all municipal operations including directly supervising 15 department heads with executive management responsibility for over 1000 city employees.
“The City Commissioners and I believe Mr. Price is an excellent choice for this role. He shares our priority of enhancing customer service to our residents and customers,” said Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley. “This is the first time in 12 years that the City Manager comes from outside our organization; we believe that he will bring a new perspective on challenges and opportunities in the community. His perspective will work well with the deep experience City employees bring to work each day and will lead to the best ideas being implemented in Dayton.” Whaley continued, “Working with enthusiastic citizens and committed business leaders, the City Commission and City Manager are ready to continue the progress we have already made in writing Dayton’s latest, greatest chapter. Dayton is proud to be a welcoming community and we are pleased to welcome Mr. Price to our team.”
“Dayton is a city of progress, innovation, and growth—a dream come true for any city manager looking for a community with the courage and fortitude to make progress, and even grow, in today’s difficult local government climate. The people of Dayton expect and deserve a city government that provides the highest level of customer service at the lowest possible cost,” said Warren Price.
Commissioner Matt Joseph explained, “ We are pleased to have a number of strong candidates, from within the City of Dayton organization and from the local community, the state and the country. Mr. Price emerged as the best match to the needs of Dayton now and in the future. Mr. Price’s experience with the military, as an actively involved citizen, as an elected official, and as a city and county level official is exactly the kind of City Manager needs. I look forward to welcoming him to Dayton, to introducing him to the UD Flyers, and to working with him.
Price holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management from Malone University in Canton and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Juris doctorate from the University of Akron Law School in 2004. He is also a veteran of the United States Navy serving from 1993-1996.