Jan 4, 2021

Welcome, Neil Townsend

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Neil Townsend begins this week as the agency’s Director of the Office of Budget and Administrative Operations. In this role, he will oversee the financial, IT and administrative support that allows us to serve the citizens of Hamilton County.

Prior to joining HCDDS, Townsend worked for the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) focusing on the work of local boards of developmental disabilities. He collaborated with business managers from all 88 counties in Ohio on finances, funding, and reporting, and helped DODD develop and implement its nearly $7 billion biennial budget.

“Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services is a leader among county boards of DD in Ohio,” said Townsend. “I look forward to using my skills to continue to advance our mission.”

Townsend holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Hanover College and a Master of Public Administration from The Ohio State University's John Glenn College of Public Affairs. He is a native Cincinnatian who graduated from The Summit Country Day School.

“Neil brings extensive experience in budget and finance for similar organizations across Ohio. His knowledge will be valuable to our agency so we can continue supporting people with developmental disabilities in our community” said HCDDS superintendent Leia Snyder. “We’re happy to have him join our team.”
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