City Manager
Meet the City Manager - Rochelle Roaden
Rochelle Roaden

The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and serves as the chief administrative officer of the city working under the policy direction and goals of the City Council. The City Manager provides the Council with information on future operational needs, policy matters and regulatory requirements.

The City Manager implements City Council decisions; provides organization-wide administration, management, and evaluation; pursues intergovernmental relations and partnerships; and promotes and sustains community relationships and communications.

The City Manager prepares an annual budget for consideration by the Budget Committee (comprised of the Mayor, 6 City Councilors, and 7 citizen members) and City Council.

Rochelle has her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Pacific University.  Rochelle’s background includes over 20 years in Accounting/Finance including working for Walt Disney Imagineering in Florida and California.  In 2005, Rochelle made the difficult choice to head back to Oregon to raise her daughter closer to family. Rochelle started in Dayton as the City Recorder/Finance Director in 2016 and has been the City Manager since 2018. 

Since becoming City Manager, she often jokes that she finally figured out what she wanted to be when she grew up.  Rochelle loves working in such a wonderful community.  She likes to spend her free time camping and traveling with her daughter, Sam, and her English bulldog, Bingley.

Rochelle serves on the Yamhill County Affordable Housing Corporation Board of Directors, the Y-COM Board of Directors as the Small City Representative and is a member of the McMinnville Sunrise Rotary.

Ms. Roaden can be reached at City Hall:

416 Ferry St
Dayton, OR 97114
503-864-2221
rroaden@ci.dayton.or.us