Cincinnati City Manager Boggs Muething to step down as new Mayor Aftab Pureval takes office


“John Curp is a smart, efficient and proven government executive,” Pureval said in a written press release. “He has the leadership skills to bring innovation and collaboration to the City of Cincinnati. As an attorney, John has engaged community and business stakeholders to help bring the finish line to The Banks, Washington Park, Music Hall and other transformational projects for the region. He has years of experience advising City departments, boards and commissions. I am delighted that his leadership is helping to implement the bold vision that the new city council and I share.

Curp is a partner with the Blank Rome law firm and previously served on the Ohio State Public Defenders Commission. He graduated from the University of Miami and Indiana University School of Law.

“It is an honor to be appointed by Mayor-elect Aftab and I look forward to working with him and our elected members of city council to align the administration’s strategic priorities with council’s legislative goals. Cincinnati has both significant challenges and real promise ahead, ”said John Curp in a press release. “Every member of our city’s workforce is a leader in our response to COVID-19 and in restoring public confidence in government. I am fully committed to the Mayor’s agenda of improving public safety, putting climate action first, growing affordable housing, and growing Cincinnati’s economy in an equitable manner.

Cincinnati City Council will meet on Jan. 5 to approve Muething’s severance package and vote on the acting appointment for approval.

“City Manager Boggs Muething has been extremely helpful over the past few weeks in ensuring a smooth transition and I appreciate his commitment to continue this transition as the Interim City Manager prepares to take on this role on January 19,” he said. declared Pureval.

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