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Ralley named assistant city manager in Upper Arlington


The current city manager of Petoskey, Mich., has been hired as assistant city manager in Upper Arlington.

UA officials announced May 21 that Worthington native Dan Ralley will start his new job in mid-July.

Ralley was selected from an initial pool of more than 100 applicants, and he was among five finalists the city identified earlier this month.

He will receive an annual base salary of $111,000. According to the city’s human resources department, he also will receive the same benefits package each city employee is given, as well as three weeks of vacation each year, life insurance and health and dental insurance.

Ralley succeeds former UA Assistant City Manager Joe Valentino, who resigned at the end of 2013 to become executive director of ministries for Upper Arlington Lutheran Church.
“Dan will bring with him significant experience, including five years as a city manager,” Upper Arlington City Manager Theodore J. Staton said. “His academic credentials are especially impressive, and I am confident he will bring with him a set of skills and strengths that will complement the city manager’s office as well as the organization as a whole.”

Ralley previously has served as village administrator for the village of Cardington, Ohio. He earned an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Chicago, and a master of public administration and juris doctor degrees from Syracuse University.  

Look for more information about the newly hired assistant city manager in the May 29 edition of ThisWeek Upper Arlington News.