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Fairfield City Council appointed Scott Timmer to serve as City Manager effective February 7, 2022. City Manager Timmer is the chief executive officer, responsible for the day-to-day operations of a complex municipal organization serving a residential population of 44,500 across 20 square miles. The City organization retains a robust bond rating of Aa1, annual all funds operating budget of approximately $81.6 million, five-year capital budget of approximately $99.5 million, and full-time workforce of 280 employees. Mr. Timmer’s leadership team executes the policy directives of the Fairfield City Council including the day-to-day operations of police, fire, emergency medical services, and dispatch; finance; water and wastewater utilities; public works and engineering services; economic development, building and zoning, and planning; and community enrichment through the Parks and Recreation Department. As the City’s chief executive, Mr. Timmer ensures that all laws and ordinances are enforced, he appoints and removes all directors and subordinate employees in the classified and unclassified service, exercises control over all administrative departments and divisions, and advises Council as to the financial condition and needs of the City.
Timmer formerly served as the Assistant City Manager, the chief operating officer role, for the City of Fairfield. In addition to the Assistant City Manager role, Mr. Timmer served more than three years as the Director of Finance, the chief financial officer role, for the City of Fairfield. Immediately preceding his appointment to City Manager, Mr. Timmer was the Assistant County Administrator for Butler County, Ohio.
City Manager Timmer was previously employed by the United States Federal Government, spending more than six years with the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and United States Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Timmer holds a Master of Business Administration with a Public Administration Concentration from Ohio Dominican University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Dayton.