WYOMING, OHIO-October 29, 2020– The Wyoming City Council has appointed the City’s Police Chief, Rusty Herzog, as Acting City Manager. Rusty Herzog will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Lynn Tetley until a permanent replacement is selected.

“I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to fill the role of Acting City Manager. I clearly have large shoes to fill but my goal, with the help of our amazing staff, wonderful residents, and business owners, is to continue to provide the opportunity for our city to be such a wonderful place to live, work, play, and visit.”

Rusty Herzog has been employed with the City of Wyoming since January 1995, when he was hired as a Police Officer. He was promoted to Police Sergeant before being appointed Assistant Police Chief in 2006 and sworn in as Police Chief in January of 2016. Rusty holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Dayton.

Rusty has spent his career working to build relationships within the community, first as a community resource officer and later as a leader setting the values and goals of the police department. Those values and goals guide a police department who has service and support of our community at its heart and has allowed them to perform at such a professional level. Over the years Rusty’s role in the city has grown to more than just the Police Chief. His additional responsibilities have allowed him to work closely with many of the different departments including managing the city’s technology plan.

Mayor Hoffmeister commented, “All members of City Council unanimously chose Rusty to serve as the Acting City Manager. We are lucky to have someone with over 25 years of city experience willing to step up and offer his services. I am confident that Rusty will be able to guide Wyoming during this period of transition.”

For questions, please contact Mayor Hoffmeister at 513.821.7600.