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Dayton Hires New City Manager

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    Steve Floyd

The City of Dayton is pleased to announce that, on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 7, the Dayton City Council voted to hire Steve Floyd to serve as Dayton’s new City Manager. His official start date will be January 4, 2022. Steve was selected after a nationwide recruitment and selection process.

“I’m honored to be the next City Manager for the City of Dayton,” said Floyd after the council approved his contract.

Steve has over 34 years of combined municipal government experience. For the past four years, Steve served as the Director of Public Works for the City of Mont Belvieu, and he has previously served as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Lufkin.

Throughout his career, Steve has been involved in many areas of municipal government, including public works, finance, economic development, and emergency management. Steve’s primary focus, however, has been on infrastructure and staying ahead of growth. He has had the opportunity to participate in many Capital Improvement Projects, including road construction, water and sewer infrastructure, and new facilities during his career.

Steve is licensed by TCEQ in Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste. He is a Certified Public Manager and an alumnus of the Public Executive Institute from Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Steve has numerous hours of municipal management training ranging from water and sewer utilities to emergency management. Steve has a well-rounded background that comes from being involved in many different city departments.

Steve is an avid outdoorsman that enjoys hunting for most anything and spending time at his fish camp on the Bolivar Peninsula. You might also find Steve in his shop working on one of his old hot rod cars. He and his wife of 33 years, Cecilia, have 3 grown children, Drake (1993-2013) and twin daughters, Natalie and Whitney, whom are both recent graduates of Texas A&M. Steve and Cecilia are excited about the opportunity to be in Dayton and the feeling of community that comes from a small town. He understands the growth in Dayton will be a challenge, but is also excited about the opportunity to be a part of it.

The City of Dayton is looking forward to working with Steve and is excited about what this new year will bring.

“We have a lot to do here in Dayton. I’m ready to hit the ground running and again I appreciate y’alls confidence,” concluded Floyd.