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City of Fairfield, Ohio

City Manager's Office staff

The office of the City Manager includes the general administrative staff, as well as the Human Resources Office. The City Manager's Office is located at 5350 Pleasant Avenue, Fairfield, OH 45014 and can be reached directly by calling the Municipal Building at (513) 867-5350.

The City Manager is appointed by City Council and serves as the Chief Executive Officer and head of the administrative branch of the City of Fairfield. The Manager is responsible for the proper administration of all the affairs of the City, the supervision of all City departments, preparation of the annual operating budget and oversight of financial condition, and the enforcement of all laws and Ordinances within the City. He is also responsible for the appointment and removal of all city personnel, serves as the contracting agent for the City government and assists City Council through the proposal of policy measures and initiatives for its consideration.

The Assistant City Manager functions as the City’s chief operating officer with direct oversight of human resources, information technology, labor relations, performance measurement and external media operations.

The Human Resources Office coordinates the staffing process, from recruiting to orientation; encourages employee training and development; administers compensation and benefit programs, and monitors employee performance evaluations.

The Information Technology department manages, operates, and supports the City's technology and communication infrastructure, including all network, server, and workstation equipment

The Administrative Assistant provides clerical support to the administrative/City Manager's office, provides general information about the City and its facilities and services, handles complaint resolution and other specialty services for the office, senior staff, city council and the citizens of Fairfield.

The Communications Manager, in cooperation with the Assistant City Manager, creates and directs the City’s strategic communications plan and coordinates, oversees and implements the City’s communications initiatives.  Initiatives include publications, social media, website, and media relations.

City Manager’s Office 

Mark Wendling
City Manager

Greg Preece
Assistant City Manager

Jenny Dexter
Communications Manager

Carol Mayhall
Human Resources Manager

Joseph Waldmann
Information Technology Manager

Darlene Feldmann
Administrative Assistant

Sarah Jones
Human Resources Assistant


Administrative Staff

Greg Kathman
Development Services Director

James Bell
Parks & Recreation Director

Donald Bennett
Fire Chief

David Butsch
Public Works Director

Adam Sackenheim
Public Utilities Director

Michael Dickey
Police Chief

Mary Hopton
Finance Director

John Clemmons
Law Director

Alisha Wilson
Clerk of Council


City Manager
City of Fairfield
5350 Pleasant Ave.
Fairfield, OH 45014
(513) 867-5350 (phone)
(513) 867-5388 (fax)