From the Miami Township Summer Newsletter

Hello!

Christine-ThompsonIt is an incredible honor to introduce myself to you as the fourth Administrator of Miami Township. As your Township Administrator, I am charged with directing the daily operations of Police, Fire, Service, Community Development and Recreation departments to coordinate the overall efficiency and effectiveness of township activities under the guidance of your elected Trustees. It is my duty to maintain a financially sustainable and professionally managed township that is flourishing and transparent. The Trustees have charted the course to promote a recognizable identity for Miami Township and ensure the township stays a safe, secure and healthy community with an exceptional quality of life. Additionally, we aspire to facilitate a business ecosystem of economic growth, prosperity and redevelopment. I have been preparing myself for this incredible role for the last sixteen years as the Deputy Safety/Service Director with the City of Sharonville, Hamilton County. Until we have an opportunity to meet, I will share a few things about my background that has propelled me to become your Administrator.

My career experience spans a wide range of local governmental services including financial planning with a $42m budget, infrastructure improvements including roads, sewers, storm water and rail lines, and human resources management including labor negotiations, performance management and benefits. A few of my most cherished capital improvement projects are Twin Creek Nature Preserve, named in part on behalf of my twin daughters,Trammel Fossil Park and Sharonville Patriot Pointe Veteran’s Memorial. Each of these undertakings left a permanent imprint on my heart by the project partners, families and military veterans who worked closely with me to bring these endeavors to fruition.

My Master’s in Public Administration was acquired from Northern Kentucky University and I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Business Administration from Ohio University. The International
City/County Management Association has designated me to be a Credentialed Manager, which only 15 percent of my peers hold. This designation states,

“…Qualified by a combination of education and experience in professional local government management by adherence to high standards of integrity and by a demonstrated commitment of lifelong learning and professional development.” I am honored to be one of only about a dozen in southwest Ohio, 41 in Ohio and 1,300 internationally to receive this accreditation among the organizations’ 9,000 members across 27 countries. I also worked diligently to earn a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification with the international Society for Human Resources Management.

My life-long commitment to public service is driven by a passion for community building, civic engagement, and innovation to transform local government with champion employees. I have held leadership roles on behalf of my community including the former President of the Millcreek Valley Conservancy District, Chair of the Mill Creek Watershed Council, Ohio Plan Risk Insurance board member, as well as the Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky Regional Council of Governments board member. I will serve on the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District board on behalf of Miami Township. In my spare time, I have been President and Treasurer of Alpha Omicron Pi Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter, President of the West Chester Mothers of Twins & More Club and I continue to enjoy being a Girl Scout Troop Leader for my daughters and teaching Junior Achievement in the school district.

Until we meet, I hope you have a wonderful summer with your loved ones!

All the best,

Christine Thompson

 

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