FAIRFIELD – Six months after leaving Fairfield, Scott Timmer is returning as its metropolis supervisor.
The previous finance director and assistant metropolis supervisor is the candidate many on Fairfield Metropolis Council needed to rent final 12 months however the governing board as a substitute opted to attend till the brand new council got here on board.
“Scott brings a powerful monetary background, a wealth of information of the operations of the town and a imaginative and prescient for the way forward for the town,’’ mentioned Councilwoman Leslie Besl, who took over the town supervisor search earlier this month.
Timmer mentioned he’s joyful to be returning to the town, the place he’ll fill a profession aim: turning into a metropolis supervisor.
“I sit up for reconnecting with the Fairfield management staff. I plan to satisfy with (them) upon arrival and collaborate to outline our strategic priorities for 2022,’’ Timmer mentioned.
“They’ve loads of essential initiatives on the horizon and I’m excited to work with every of them to realize our targets.”
Timmer left Fairfield final July to turn out to be Butler County’s assistant county administrator.
“I’m completely thrilled Scott Timmer will probably be main the town of Fairfield,’’ mentioned Councilman Tim Abbott, who lead the trouble to rent Timmer final 12 months.
In his new position Timmer, 34, will earn $165,000. He obtained a three-year contract and begins work Feb. 7.
“I want Scott the very best,’’ mentioned Judi Boyko, Butler County administrator.
“I want we had extra time to ascertain our rhythm and create collectively an much more productive staff with the workers. I’m joyful for him and his probability to actualize his ambition.”
Boyko mentioned she would reassess the place after which start a seek for Timmer’s alternative.
The 13-month journey to discover a new metropolis supervisor after Mark Wendling unexpectedly resigned Dec. 11, 2020, has not been straightforward for the town.
The one constant determine has been fireplace Chief Don Bennett who stepped in as appearing metropolis supervisor whereas persevering with as fireplace chief. He didn’t wish to be metropolis supervisor.
“We thank appearing metropolis supervisor Don Bennett and senior workers of the town for the superb work they’ve and can proceed to supply on behalf of the town,’’ Besl mentioned.
Town employed consultants to assist in the seek for Wendling’s alternative however didn’t interview any of the agency’s high 11 candidates from 29 resumes it obtained. Twice, the search was paused.
“Council is assured that Scott will present glorious management of the town for a few years sooner or later and gives its full help to him and metropolis workers,” Besl mentioned.
Through the search, the town misplaced two assistant metropolis managers. Dan Wendt resigned in January 2020 to turn out to be Vandalia’s metropolis supervisor.
Timmer was promoted from finance director to assistant metropolis supervisor per week later. He was changed by Jake Burton, who was named finance director. Timmer left 5 months later, leaving Bennett with out an assistant.
Timmer started working for Fairfield as the town’s monetary providers supervisor in 2016. Two years later the Badin Excessive Faculty graduate was named finance director.
He holds a bachelor’s diploma from the College of Dayton and a grasp’s from Ohio Dominican College – each in enterprise administration.
Earlier than becoming a member of Fairfield in 2016, Timmer spent six years with the US authorities as an accountant working for the departments of protection, veterans affairs and the environmental safety company.
He’s previous president of the Better Columbus Chapter of the Affiliation of Authorities Accountants. He graduated from the Protection Civilian Rising Chief program in 2012.