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The City of Beavercreek has selected Pete Landrum for their successor City Manager, following the planned retirement of current City Manager Michael Cornell at the end of the year. As the Township Administrator for Delhi Township in Cincinnati, Ohio since 2012, Landrum has over 20 years of experience in local government. He previously served as the Assistant County Administrator and Director of the Office of Management & Budget for Butler County in Hamilton, Ohio, and held the positions of Juvenile Court Finance Director, Management Analyst, and Job and Family Services Supervisor for Montgomery County in Dayton, Ohio. He is a member of the International City/County Management Association and the Ohio City/County Management Association. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Social and Industrial Communications from Wright State University. He currently resides in Miamisburg, Ohio, but plans to relocate to Beavercreek in conjunction with his new position. He will officially start with the City on December 1st, and work with City Manager Cornell during the month of December as part of his transition to Beavercreek.
“We are very pleased that Pete accepted the offer to serve as our next City Manager,” said Mayor Bob Stone. “The Beavercreek City Council felt that his leadership skills, extensive financial and budgeting background, coupled with his familiarity with Ohio State Statutes and the Greater Dayton region were a great fit with our community, and he should be able to quickly acclimate to his new responsibilities as City Manager. We also greatly appreciate the assistance of numerous Beavercreek residents that provided input to the City Council during various parts of our selection process. I also wish to thank the Executive Recruitment Committee for their hours of research and deliberation. Well done!”
Landrum stated that “My wife and I are very excited and honored to come to Beavercreek. It is a great community, and I look forward to working with City Council, community leaders, and residents to help continue to move Beavercreek forward. The organization and community represent an ideal match to my background and desires from both a personal and professional standpoint.”
Landrum was selected from four finalists who were interviewed in Beavercreek in late October. Originally, the City received applications from 26 highly-skilled candidates in 12 states, 18 of which had local government management experience. Community engagement played a major role at every level of the executive search and recruitment process.
Strategic Government Resources (SGR), a local government executive search firm based in Keller, Texas, conducted the nationwide City Manager search. SGR’s recruitment and vetting process included a comprehensive questionnaire, video interviews, a psychometric assessment, a thorough media search, and a rigorous background investigation. Landrum’s selection followed a two-day interview process that included community tours, candidate engagement sessions with Department Heads and a Community Stakeholder Panel, and interviews with the City Council.