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The day-to-day operation of the City of Forest Park is the responsibility of the City Manager, the chief administrator of the City appointed by the City Council. The City Manager is responsible for providing and city manager photomaintaining the essential City services through the efficient and effective management and operation of the City.  Specifically, the City Manager is responsible for the the supervision of all City departments, preparation of the annual operating budget and oversight of financial condition, and the enforcement of laws and Ordinances within the City. He also serves as the contracting agent for the city government. The City Manager delegates responsibility and coordinates the activities performed daily by each department.
The City Manager can assist City Council through the proposal of policy measures and initiatives for its consideration, however, the Mayor and City Council determine policies and set direction for the City through legislative measures. The execution of the City Council's policies is the paramount responsibility of the City Manager.
The City provides many basic services to the residents of Forest Park including fire and police protection, recreational activities, community and economic development, and maintenance of the public infrastructure.

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2017 Annual Report Part 1 (State of the City, Building, Community Dev., Econ. Dev., Environmental Awareness, Fire & Human Resources Departments)2017 Annual Report Part 2 (Information Technology, Police, Public Works and Stormwater Management Departments)2015 Annual Report - Part 2 (IT, Finance, Fire, Police and Public Works Depts.)
2015 Annual Report - Part 1 (State of City; Building, Community Dev., Economic Dev. Finance, and Fire Depts.)2016 Annual Report2014 Annual Report
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Ray H. Hodges,
City Manager
1201 W Kemper Rd
Forest Park, OH 45240
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  • Phone: (513) 595-5205
  • Fax: (513) 595-5285
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    Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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