Harry Black, Mayor Cranley's pick for city manager.
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Mayor John Cranley's nominee for city manager was introduced to Cincinnati residents Thursday.
On Wednesday, the mayor tweeted his support for Harry Black, the current Finance Director for the City of Baltimore.
During a press conference Thursday, Black said that if he becomes city manager, the city will "become the jobs Mecca of the state and the envy of the nation."
While working in Richmond, Virginia, he earned the name "pit bull" for his no non-sense style.
If approved, Black would be appointed to an indefinite term as city manager. And several council members have also announced that they support Black.
The position is essentially the chief administrator for the city. All department heads report to the city manager. The city manager also proposes the city's budget and appoints and removes other administrators.
According to the Mayor's office, Cranley must present more than one candidate for council to consider. He is expected to submit the names of Black and interim city manager, Scott Stiles. However, Cranley is expected to nominate Black.