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City Council unanimously confirms Patrick Duhaney as city manager

Posted at 3:14 PM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 16:00:21-05

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati City Council unanimously confirmed Patrick Duhaney as the new city manager Wednesday.

There was a standing ovation after the 8-0 vote.

Duhaney, 36, has been serving as the acting city manager since former City Manager Harry Black resigned earlier this year. He is originally from Jamaica and served in the U.S. military before coming to Cincinnati.

"As city manager, I promise to work hard every day for the mayor and the members of Council, and also for the citizens," Duhaney said. "It's clear there are going to be some road bumps ahead, but I feel like we have a great team in the city administration and also with our 10 elected officials to tackle any problem and achieve any goal that we set for the city."

Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld praised Duhaney's work on the "Innovation Corridor," buses and other initiatives.

"Thank you for shouldering this tremendous responsibility," he wrote in a letter to Duhaney.

Mayor John Cranley named Duhaney as his pick for the city manager job during a news conference last week.

"I just instinctively knew, this is a man who can be trusted," Cranley said of Duhaney then.