Township Administrator

Chris Snyder 2023

Christopher E. Snyder

Christopher E. Snyder was appointed as township administrator on August 3, 2022, after serving as assistant township administrator since June 2021. He succeeds Ronald L. Hess who retired after ten years of service to the township, first as police chief then administrator.

Snyder has a long history of service with Miami Township. He began work for the township in 2001 as a planner then became the community development director in 2014. 

Snyder will now oversee operations of five departments - planning, finance, public works, police and fire. His primary responsibilities are management of daily operations and implementation of policies as directed by the Board of Trustees.   

Throughout his career in the Community Development Department, Chris has worked on projects ranging from the 100-acre mixed-use center Austin Landing to playing a lead role in planning for the future of the Dayton Mall area via the Dayton Mall Area Master Plan. The department has assisted in the development of more than $200 million in new construction throughout Miami Township since 2012. This development, such as the new FedEx facility on Byers Road, has helped to create and retain thousands of jobs in the area.  In addition to new development projects, the department has also worked on projects such as the bikeways stretching between Austin Boulevard and the Great Miami River.

Chris has worked in the planning field for more than two decades, having graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning. He has worked in both the private and public sector and is certified through the American Planning Association and attends regular continuing education programs to maintain his certification.

Chris has also graduated from the Center for Local Government Leadership Academy and attended the State Employment Relations Board Academy in Columbus to further his management skills. 

Chris serves on the Austin Center JEDD and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Miami Township Community Improvement Corporation.