Riverside City Council named resident Joshua Rauch as the new city manager at the October 7, 2021 city council meeting. Council vote was unanimous for the appointment. Rauch is to be sworn in at the October 21, 2021 council meeting.
“After a very thorough City Manager search and extensive interview process of several highly qualified candidates, we are thrilled to welcome Josh to our organization,” states Mayor Pete Williams. “His work experience, education, and passion for this community make him very well suited to fill this role and serve the citizens of Riverside well.”
Rauch, a seven-year resident of Riverside, is a Dayton-area native. He attended Carroll High School and the University of Dayton before earning a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Kansas. He has seven years of direct community and economic development experience working for cities in Kansas and Ohio. Over the last seven years, Rauch has served as a local government consultant, conducting more than 90 assessments in communities across 23 states.
Rauch states that as a resident he is familiar with the opportunities and challenges the City has faced in recent years along with some new developments that fortify the City’s economic and cultural climate. He looks forward to deepening relationships with citizens and institutions that shape the community and collaborate to strengthen the City as an attractive and inviting place both now and in the future.
“I’m very excited to serve my community in this new and unique way,” states Rauch. “ I’m proud to call Riverside my home, and I look forward to working with our elected officials, staff, and community members to continue building on our progress and achieving future possibilities.”
Rauch is an active member of the International City/Council Management Association, the Ohio City/County Management Association, and the American Public Works Association.
He and his wife have three daughters and have been Riverside residents since 2014.
Last modified: October 18, 2021