Learn about the Team at City of Hamilton, Ohio Investor Relations, including our City Manager, Director of Finance, and Assistant Finance Director.

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Joshua Smith

City Manager

Joshua A. Smith was appointed City Manager effective September 7, 2010 after having served as Village Administrator for the Village of Howard, Wisconsin for four years. He has eighteen total years of public employment, also having served as Town Administrator of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, City Administrator of Monticello, Iowa, and Deputy City Administrator of Waukee, Iowa.

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Dave Jones

Director of Finance
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David C. Jones, CPA, has served as the Finance Director sine July 31, 2017. He began his career with the City in July 1997 as an Accountant in the Finance Department where he was quickly promoted to Senior Accountant in 1998.  Dave was promoted again in 2014 to Finance Manager, and later to Assistant Finance Director.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He has been licensed as a CPA in the State of Ohio for over twenty years.

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Matthew McKinney

Assistant Finance Director

Matthew B. McKinney, CPA, has served as the Assistant Finance Director since August 14, 2017. Previously, he served as Comptroller for nearly three years. He began his career with the City in March 2013 as a Senior Accountant in the Finance Department. Before coming to Hamilton, he worked for the Auditor of the State of Ohio for eight years as an Assistant Auditor and for Plattenburg & Associates, CPA's as an Audit Manager for two years.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio and a Master's degree in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati.  He has been licensed as a CPA in the State of Ohio for over ten years.

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Edwin Porter

Executive Director of Infrastructure

Edwin Porter was born and raised in Southwest Ohio and graduated from Turpin High School.

Edwin started his professional career in 2005 working for Balfour Beatty Construction in Lakeland and Bradenton, Florida before joining CH2M Hill, an international design engineering and consulting firm, in 2007.

After graduating from the University of Cincinnati in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Edwin was hired as a full time Mechanical Engineer at CH2M Hill as part of the Industrial and Advanced Technologies business group, located in the Cincinnati Office. While at CH2M Hill, Edwin held increasing roles and responsibilities as a Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager serving various clients in consumer goods, life sciences, chemicals, food and beverage, manufacturing, and technology industries. In 2014, Edwin earned his professional engineering (P.E.) license in the State of Ohio and currently holds P.E. licenses in Ohio, Iowa, Louisiana and West Virginia.

Edwin is a past President of the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers and served several years on the Board of Governors.

Edwin joined the City of Hamilton in August 2017 as the Supervising Mechanical Engineer in the Department of Infrastructure, Division of Utility Operations. During his time in this role, Edwin has spent the majority of his time serving the drinking water, electric and wastewater treatment plants. He is passionate about identifying and implementing innovative ideas, processes, and programs to eliminate waste, maximize efficiency and develop a culture of continuous improvement.

In August of 2021, Edwin was promoted to the Executive Director of Infrastructure for the City of Hamilton and continues to serve in this role.

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Nathan Perry

Director of Business Services

Nate Perry has been with City of Hamilton, Ohio since 2014 and currently serves as the Director of Business Services. Perry is responsible for financial reporting and planning, power supply planning, debt management, capital planning, customer service and billing for the City’s utilities and public works services. Mr. Perry has played a pivotal role in providing reliable and affordable services to customers through updating the City’s rate and capital planning procedures.

Prior to Hamilton, Nate worked as a consultant for Sawvel and Associates, Inc. At Sawvel, Nate developed in-depth knowledge of utility financials and power supply planning while preparing cost of service and rate studies, financial forecasts, and power supply plans for municipal electric and natural gas utilities across the United States.

Mr. Perry holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio State University and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. Nate is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association and the Institute of Management Accountants.