The City of North College Hill is pleased to announce that Jennifer Klus Ekey has accepted the position of City Administrator effective Feb. 27. Ms. Klus Ekey has worked in the economic and workforce development fields for over 25 years and most recently led economic development efforts for the City of Dublin, Ohio. In 2010, she was named to Cincinnati Business Courier’s “Forty under 40” and in 2019 was named OEDA Economic Development Professional of the year.
“The City looks forward to welcoming Jennifer in her new position.” Said Mayor Tracie Nichols. “Her passion for economic and community development, along with over 2 decades of local government experience will allow her to hit the ground running and her commitment to work for the betterment of our residents and business community will bring a meaningful impact to North College Hill decades to come.”
A Cincinnati native, Ms. Klus Ekey attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and has previously worked for several municipalities in the Greater Cincinnati area, starting her economic development career in the City of Hamilton. After that, she became the first Economic Development Director for the City of Harrison, Ohio. Ms. Klus Ekey then worked for the City of Middletown. She then joined the Clinton County Port Authority as its first Economic Development Director.
“Economic Development is a career where you can see the difference your work makes,” said Ms. Klus Ekey. “Stepping into the City Administrator role is a natural progression in my career path and I’m excited for the opportunity. I look forward to working with the Mayor and City Council on a variety of projects for the benefit of the community.”