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City Manager - Zoe Monahan

The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and serves as the chief administrative officer of the city working under the policy direction and goals of the City Council. The City Manager provides the Council with information on future operational needs, policy matters and regulatory requirements.


The City Manager implements City Council decisions; provides organization-wide administration, management, and evaluation; pursues intergovernmental relations and partnerships; and promotes and sustains community relationships and communications.


The City Manager prepares an annual budget for consideration by the Budget Committee (comprised of the Mayor, 6 City Councilors, and 7 citizen members) and City Council.


Zoe Monahan has been the City Manager in Dayton since February of 2018. Ms. Monahan has been serving local governments for over 10 years. Prior to coming to the City of Dayton, she served as a Management Analyst II in the Community Development Department at the City of Tualatin, OR for 3 ½ years. She also previously served Jerome, ID as their Community Development Director for 2 years. Before moving to Idaho, Ms. Monahan served the City of Sherwood, OR as their Assistant Planner for over 4 ½ years. She earned a Master’s of Public Administration from Portland State University and Bachelors of Arts in Planning, Public Policies and Management from the University of Oregon.


Ms. Monahan can be reached at City Hall:


416 Ferry Street
Dayton, OR 97114

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