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

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Joshua Smith

City of 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

Finance Director
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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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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.