Loveland, Ohio – “I’ve reached a point where I want to re-shift my focus to my family and the next stage of our life,” Michelle Byrde told Loveland Magazine. “I will miss my team and co-workers and wish everyone the best.”

Loveland’s Director of Finance, Michelle Byrde, has submitted her letter of resignation. Her resignation is effective no later than December 30 according to City Manager Dave Kennedy in his weekly up-date to Council on October 2.

Loveland City Manager Dave Kennedy

Kennedy said in the memo, “Michelle has worked tirelessly during her time with the city which began in October of 2012, and that effort continued following her appointment as the city’s Director of Finance in September of 2018.”

Byrde also told Loveland Magazine, “In my eight years with the City, I have had the opportunity to learn about government operations and am lucky enough to have met and worked with a number of very good people.”

Kennedy added, “I have always been impressed that no job was too great or too small for Michelle to tackle, and for always being receptive to my constant interruptions to ask questions about an invoice, budgeting, or the myriad of other items we worked on together.”

Byrde expressed appreciation to all those who mentored her in her three different roles at City Hall.

“On behalf of all of us with the city, we want to thank Michelle for her service to the Loveland community. I only wish that her beloved Reds could have scored at least one run for her in the play-offs,” said Kennedy.

The process for filling the Director of Finance position was to have begun last week.