Cleveland Heights City Manager Resigns After More Than 30 Years of Service
Vice City Manager Susanna Niermann O'Neil will likely be appointed to fill in for Robert Downey while Cleveland Heights conducts a national search for his replacement.
The City of Cleveland Heights announced today that City Manager Robert Downey was resigning after more than 30 years of service to the city.
Vice City Manager Susanna Niermann O'Neil will likely be appointed acting city manager at the next Cleveland Heights City Council meeting Monday, according to a press release.
“Bob Downey did a great job for our community during these many years. We thank him for his commitment and dedication. Cleveland Heights City Council wishes him well in his future endeavors,” said Mayor Ed Kelley in the press release.
Niermann O'Neil has been vice city manager for the past four years and has served as community services director since 1989.
“I am looking forward to continuing to serve our residents and to work with my colleagues here at City Hall,” Niermann O'Neil said in the press release.
The city intends to conduct a national search for the next city manager. Kelley described what qualifications the city will look for.
"We will be looking for a talented, experienced administrator who will embrace our city and our residents."