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City of Hilliard Names Second Assistant City Manager

Welcome Kyle Kridler

HILLIARD, Ohio – The City of Hilliard is bringing an experienced local government leader on board as Assistant City Manager to oversee the Operations and Recreation & Parks departments.

Kyle Kridler, who has served as Assistant City Manager in Delaware, Ohio, since 2019, will join the City of Hilliard’s leadership team in his new role on April 29.

City Manager Michelle Crandall said, “Kyle brings a strategic leadership and relationship building skillset to our team that is needed as we continue to provide more and better services to our residents. He is a true public servant who has a passion for improving communities and the lives of the residents that live in them.”

In his new role, Kridler will work with both the Operations Department and the Recreation and Parks Department to ensure continued high-quality customer service and excellence and innovation in service delivery. He will help to strategically lead significant projects in both departments, including completion and opening of the Recreation and Wellness Center, which is scheduled to open in 2025.

“I’m really looking forward to joining the City of Hilliard and becoming a part of the team,” Kridler said. “There are many exciting things happening in the community, and the City is involved in a variety of innovative, forward-thinking projects. I’ve enjoyed everyone I’ve met from Hilliard’s staff, and I look forward to meeting and working with everyone in the organization and the community.”

In Delaware, Kridler’s work has included supervision of Risk Management, Economic Development, and Parks & Recreation, as well as extensive project management in areas including strategic planning; diversity, equity and inclusion; culture; internal communications; high-level development; and vertical construction.

Before working in Delaware, Kridler worked in the City of Dublin from 2014 to 2019 as Economic Development Administrator in the Development Department and as a Management Assistant in the Office of the City Manager. He also served as a Management Assistant in the City of Westerville’s Department of Administrative Services from 2011 to 2014.

Kridler received his Master in Public Administration degree from Wright State University in 2012 and his bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in international business from Penn State University in 2008.

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