City of Toledo City Manager, Jay Baughman, resigns.
The City Council will meet on August 3rd to discuss potential interim City Manager appointment and the process the City will use to hire a new permanent city manager. The City completed a city manager recruitment in 2014 and is familiar with the process.
Mayor Billie Jo Smith said “I’m extremely sad that Jay Baughman is leaving us. He has been an exemplary City Manager, and I was looking forward to working with him for many years. I recognize that his decision to move on is the best decision for him, and his family, and we all sincerely wish them well.”
“While we all are saddened by Jay’s decision, Toledo’s City Council now has to look to the process of finding new leadership for our City government.” said Council President Jill Lyon. “But during this period, the Council and other Toledo citizens can be confident that the City will continue to run smoothly. We have a highly professional and dedicated staff who will ensure that work will be completed and City business will continue to move forward.”