Duhaney Leaving City Manager's Role


( Cincinnati ) - "I am absolutely convinced that he will continue to shine--and outshine the rest of us--for decades to come." Glowing words from Mayor John Cranley on Tuesday announcing that Patrick Duhaney is resigning as Cincinnati City Manager, a position he's officially held since December, 2018.

Duhaney is taking a job in Virginia Beach, but he bid a heartfelt farewell to Cincinnati. "I've been with the city for a long time. I grew up here at the city. I started with the city as an admin specialist, left the city one time and came back to the city... a lot of these city employees are my family," Duhaney said in a news conference. He thanked Mayor Cranley and Cincinnati City Council for the opportunity to serve.

Taking his place as Acting City Manager is current City Solicitor Paula Boggs Muething.

Both Mayor Cranley and Duhaney praised Boggs Muething as a dedicated public servant. She says government can have a positive impact on people's lives, and she says it's important for those in government to listen to the people.

Mayor Cranley says she'll be the second woman and the first Asian American to be Cincinnati's Acting City Manager.