City of Dayton, Ky. seeks Assistant City Manager






The City of Dayton (population 5,333), one of Northern Kentucky’s historic riverfront cities, is seeking a professional and driven local government manager with experience fostering cooperation and operating in a dynamic, highly visible, multi-task environment to serve as Assistant City Administrator.

Annual budget of $5.5M, 23 staff.The Assistant City Administrator plans, organizes, and directs activities in the city at the direction of the City Administrator, with particular emphasis in the areas of economic development, residential development, and community relations.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, monitoring present business activities and development of marketing and outreach strategies to promote business retention and growth of current businesses and attract new businesses to the city based on the city’s strategic plan, economic goals, and direction from City Council.

Ideal candidate must be able prioritize, develop, and implement long-range strategies to ensure the economic health and vitality of the City and improve housing – both affordable housing and market-rate housing opportunities — in the City of Dayton.

Duties also include building and maintaining strong community relations, including serving as the city’s liaison to various city boards and commissions and to residents, neighborhood groups, and business-related organizations.

Employee will report to the City Administrator and coordinate his or her activities with other city departments.Salary: $55,000 to $75,000 DOQ

Interested candidates please submit a cover letter, resumé and salary history to: Dayton Executive Search c/o NKADD 22 Spiral Drive Florence, KY 41042 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Position Open Until Filled

The City of Dayton is an equal opportunity employer.


New Free Code Kentucky software development training offered to NKY residents


Media Contacts:

KentuckianaWorks: Patrick Garvey, (502) 612-9879

Eastern Kentucky: Cris Ritchie, (606) 438-9929

Northern Kentucky: Katie Jo Kirkpatrick, (859) 283-1885


New Code Kentucky software development training offered for residents of Northern and Eastern Kentucky free of charge

Code Kentucky is now accepting applications for its first classes this September

(Monday, July 12, 2021) - Those who live in Northern and Eastern Kentucky now have a new pathway into the booming technology sector: Code Kentucky.

This new software development training program, which is funded through a grant from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, blends self-guided online learning with weekly classroom meetups and mentorship. Experienced developers will serve as mentors to help answer questions and guide students through the training curriculum. The goal is to prepare participants to land a job as a junior developer upon graduation from the program.

“We believe every Kentuckian has the right to quality education and job training. This program has already helped more than 600 people start careers in coding and technology in Louisville, so it has a proven track record of getting results. We’re very excited to start offering this opportunity to more Kentuckians,” said Kentucky Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman, who also serves as the Secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Code Kentucky will utilize the same model as Code Louisville, which has received national recognition for its work placing graduates in tech jobs at nearly 300 companies since 2014.

“We’ve seen first-hand how effective this approach is to tech training. It is a life-changing experience for those who participate,” said Michael Gritton, Executive Director of KentuckianaWorks, which founded and runs the Code Louisville program that Code Kentucky is based on. “We’re looking forward to bringing this experience to residents of Northern and Eastern Kentucky.”

Code Kentucky will be run by KentuckianaWorks, the Louisville region’s workforce development board, in partnership with the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP), and the Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (NKWIB).

"We are excited to have this opportunity to partner with KentuckianaWorks on Code Kentucky,” said Jeff Whitehead, Executive Director of the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP), which has also offered training in cybersecurity and Salesforce skills. “We recognize the importance of preparing workers for high-skilled, good-paying professions in the digital economy and this program is a key part of our efforts to do that.”

“We see Code Kentucky as a great opportunity to add to the local resources available in the tech space here in Northern Kentucky,” said Tara Johnson-Noem, who serves as both Associate Director for Workforce Development at the Northern Kentucky Area Development District and Director of the Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board.  “With the part-time format and the mentoring components, individuals who are working can learn new skills and expand their industry connections, growing the pool of talent that many of our local employers need.”

Code Kentucky is launching at a time when demand for skilled developers is high and only projected to continue to grow in coming years. This program will help employers find the skills they need locally while helping its graduates embark on a new career with high potential. Data shows that jobs in the technology sector pay higher-than-average wages and are less exposed to automation.

Code Kentucky training is free of charge and no previous coding experience is required. However, space in each cohort is limited. To participate in Code Kentucky, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a strong desire and commitment to learn advanced technology skills
  • Have access to a home computer or laptop with stable internet connection
  • Be able to attend weekly class meetings (6-8pm) and spend approximately 10-15 hours on the program per week
  • Live in one of the following counties:
    Eastern Kentucky - Bell, Breathitt, Carter, Clay, Elliott, Floyd, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Wolfe
    Northern Kentucky - Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton

For more information about the program or to apply, visit

15th Annual Veterans Career Fair "Cruise In"

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15th Annual Veterans Career Fair “Cruise In”

Florence, KY – The Kentucky Career Center will host their 15th Annual Veterans Career Fair from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon on Thursday, June 17, at Gateway Community & Technical College Florence Campus (500 Technology Way, Florence, KY 41042).

A premier hiring event, this year’s career fair will feature over 45 employers and hundreds of job opportunities. The career fair is open to the public and all individuals seeking employment are welcome to attend. Additionally, the Northern Kentucky Veterans Coalition will be on-site offering resources. Presented by the Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board and title sponsors:

  • Aristech Surfaces
  • FlagShip Facilities Services
  • Napoleon
  • Simos Insourcing Solutions
  • Elizabeth Healthcare

We are excited to host our first in-person event since January of 2020. We look forward to being able to provide services while maintaining social distancing guidelines,” says Eric Owsley, Workforce Innovation Director.  

In honor of those who have served, information sessions, one-on-one advising, and resources will be available to Veterans throughout the event thanks to generous contributions from our wonderful partner organizations.

For more information about the full scope of services provided by your local Kentucky Career Center, visit:


Kentucky Career Center – Northern Kentucky

The local Kentucky Career Center (KCC) system is Northern Kentucky’s largest, most comprehensive, workforce resource serving job seekers and employers through a collaboration of 13 partner organizations.  Kentucky Career Centers are located in Covington, Florence, Carrollton, Williamstown, and CVG Airport, with additional access points at the Kenton County (Erlanger), Owen County (Owenton) and Pendleton County (Falmouth) libraries.

Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (NKWIB)

The Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (NKWIB) drives innovative policy and directs funding for workforce development through strong community partnerships to promote engaged employers, skilled jobseekers and collective impact in our eight-county area serving Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Grant, Gallatin, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton Counties. For more information, visit:

Contact Information

Northern Kentucky Area Development District

22 Spiral Drive
Florence, KY 41042
P: 859.283.1885
F: 859.283.8178
TDD: 711
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