Mark T. Wendling

City Manager
Title: City Manager
Phone: 513-867-5350
City Manager Mark T. Wendling

Professional History
Mark Wendling has served as Fairfield's City Manager since May of 2015 after previously serving as the City's Assistant City Manager.

Prior to Fairfield he served as City Manager of Silverton, Ohio; City Administrator of Independence, Kentucky; and Assistant Township Administrator of Delhi Township, Ohio. He began his public service career as Delhi's Personnel Officer. His experience serving several different forms of local government has provided him with a broad experience and perspective on the many common issues communities regularly face.

Education & Leadership
Mark is a double graduate of Northern Kentucky University, where he earned Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts degrees. He subsequently served his alma mater as an Adjunct Professor in the Public Administration program.

Additionally, Mark is a graduate of the Rocky Mountain Leadership Program and serves on several boards, including the Citizens Advisory Council at the Hamilton campus of Miami University. He has served as president of the Center for Local Government and as conference coordinator for the Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association. He currently serves as the president of the Cincinnati Area Manager’s Association and on the Board of Directors of the Ohio City/County Management Association.   

Mark is honored to have been recognized by his peers as the 2020 Distinguished Alumnus of Northern Kentucky University’s Master of Public Administration program and as the 2017 recipient of the Ohio City/County Management Association's Innovation in Local Government Award.  Emerging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) used the words “sage, moxy, mentor” to describe Mark when they made him a 2019 recipient of the Traeger Award.

Mark regards public service as both an honor and a privilege. He and his family reside in Fairfield. 

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