Tiffin, Ohio — Mayor Dawn Iannantuono announced during Tuesday’s Tiffin City Council meeting that she has accepted the resignation of City Administrator Dale Thornton, effective April 1, 2023, for the purpose of retirement.
“Many changes continue here at city hall. As you know, City Administrator Dale Thornton has decided to retire. I have sadly accepted his resignation. His final day with us will be April 1st,” Iannantuono said during the meeting. “His knowledge and leadership has been a great asset to me, the city, and Mayor Montz before me.”
Thornton said he has enjoyed his time as city administrator and that he believes the city will be in good hands moving forward.
“I have greatly enjoyed my time with the City of Tiffin, especially my relationships with other members of the administration, staff and city council. Tiffin is very fortunate to have exceptionally professional and dedicated personnel committed to the public’s welfare. I will miss these relationships as I begin to explore some of my personal interests during retirement,” Thornton said.
Iannantuono also announced that she will appoint Nick Dutro, who currently serves as Director of Communication and Constituent Services for the city, to fill the city administrator position.
“I teasingly call him my wingman. Nick is always ready to help me, and his knowledge and background will be an asset to us. He has been indispensable these past few months, and I know he will do an excellent job as city administrator,” the mayor said.
Dutro joined the City of Tiffin in January 2022 as the city’s first Director of Communications and Constituent Services. He previously was the Economic Development Manager at Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership and worked at The Advertiser-Tribune as a reporter and editor before that.
“I have had an incredible experience thus far in my role with the City of Tiffin, and I look forward to taking on this new challenge and further serving our residents,” Dutro said.
According to the mayor, if Dutro’s appointment if approved by city council, the city will soon begin accepting applications for the position of Director of Communication and Constituent Services. Council is expected to vote on the appointment at its next regular meeting.
“My hope and plan is to keep everything moving smoothly as we prepare for your new mayor in 2024,” Iannantuono added.