Government Strategies Group welcomes City Manager Sheryl Long, Cincinnati’s newly confirmed top administrator.
Manager Long has been with the city of Cincinnati since April 2019 as Assistant City Manager. In that role, she oversaw the Departments of Public Services, Transportation & Engineering, Citizens Complaint Authority, Office of Environment & Sustainability, MSD, Water Works, and others. Before serving as Assist. City Manager in Cincinnati, she was the City Administrator in North College Hill. A Cincinnati native, Long grew up in Forest Park and received her Bachelors degree from Miami University. She worked in private sector real estate before getting her Masters degree in marketing and moving into public service.
Click here to view a Cincinnati Enquirer interview with the new manager.
Manager Long was nominated by Mayor Pureval after a national search lasting several months and was unanimously confirmed by Council. Her talent and character are well-regarded by city staff and leadership. She was unanimously approved by Council in early September. Her first order of business she says? Finding the city’s permanent police chief. Manager Long will coordinate with the Mayor, Council, and a search firm to recruit Cincinnati’s next police chief and address increasing concerns about crime and stability in the department. Council voted earlier this year to fund a second police recruit class to add officers to the force.
Our team looks forward to working with Manager Long through the upcoming carryover budget process and beyond.