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Retirement Message from City Manager Ted Staton

I am writing to inform the community of my decision to retire from my role as City Manager for the City of Upper Arlington, effective January 31, 2019. For the last several months, I have faced some medical challenges, and following lengthy discussions with my wife, Carol, and other family members, I feel this decision is the best course of action for all.

After a robust and exciting career in public service, I have treasured and greatly enjoyed my seven years at the City. Thanks to the leadership of present and past City Councils and the hard work and dedication of a committed Administration, we have accomplished so much to set Upper Arlington on a path of continued health and vibrancy. There is still much to accomplish, and while I sincerely wish I could continue to lead the organization to help bring a few more critical projects to a successful conclusion, I recognize it is in the best interests of the City for me to step aside.

It has been an honor to be an integral part of the Upper Arlington community, and for the opportunity to work with the very best community servants and leaders. I’m proud to call Upper Arlington home and I look forward to watching the community continue on its path forward.


Theodore Staton

This contact form has been added for anyone wanting to send a personal letter to Ted. You can also send handwritten notes or cards courtesy of the City Manager’s Office, 3600 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington, OH 43221.

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