By Danielle Coots
For Greene County News
BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek City Council hired Pete Landrum as the new city manager Monday, Nov. 14 after an executive session meeting.
Landrum replaces Michael Cornell, who will be retiring at the end of this year.
“We’re very pleased that Pete accepted the offer to serve as our next city manager,” Mayor Bob Stone said. “We felt that his leadership skills, extensive financial and budgeting background, coupled with his familiarity with Ohio State statutes and Greater Dayton region were a great fit with our community.”
Landrum will begin his position on Dec. 1 and work alongside Cornell until the first of the year to help transition him into the position. He was chosen out of 26 original candidates from across the US.
Landrum is a Wright State graduate and holds a master’s degree in public administration. He also has had previous experience in other local counties such as Butler, Hamilton and Montgomery Counties. Previously he was with the Delhi Township in Hamilton county since 2012 as township administrator. He has also held positions in the Montgomery County Juvenile Court and Job & Family Services.
“I look forward to working with the city council, community leaders, and residents to help continue to move Beavercreek forward,” Landrum said in a prepared statement.
He will enter into a three-year contract with the city. He currently lives in Miamisburg, but he and his wife plan on relocating to the Beavercreek area as soon as it’s possible.