Milton Dohoney Jr. joins the Strategic Partnerships, Inc. (SPI) Consulting Team with a wealth of experience at the highest levels of local governments, including 30 years as an executive in municipal management.
Milton has been a city manager, chief administrative officer, deputy mayor, and assistant city manager for city organizations with staffs ranging from 3,500 to 14,500. He has been a leader or executive team member in developing and managing budgets ranging from several hundred million dollars to over $4 billion.
He most recently served as assistant city manager for the city of Phoenix where he oversaw law, police, fire, emergency management, convention center, downtown major development, library, and major events such as Super Bowl XLIX and 2017 Final Four.
In Phoenix, he worked closely with the executive team on development of a $4 billion budget, provided leadership and coaching to four deputy city managers, and recruited and provided instruction to next-generation organizational leaders.
Prior to that, Milton was city manager and chief executive officer for the city of Cincinnati where he directed all aspects of the executive and administrative functions of the government. During his tenure, he provided leadership on transformational development projects such as The Banks, a waterfront development that featured a streetcar and neighborhood revitalization. He also contributed to the development of a public-private partnership (P3) that created the city’s first casino and was responsible for a $2.5 billion budget and 6,000 employees.
As chief administrative officer in Kentucky, he served with the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government and city of Louisville where he also was the city’s director of public safety and assistant director of community services.
He has been a faculty member at four universities and is an active member of the International City/County Management Association. He serves on the boards of the Vitalyst Health Foundation and the St. Joseph’s/Dignity Health organization.
Milton’s extensive experience in transformational economic development projects, public safety, community engagement, major events coordination, and leadership development will benefit SPI clients.