Middletown official resigns after 4 years to take new position

Add economic development director to the list of positions the city of Middletown will need to fill in the coming months.

On Monday, Jennifer Ekey submitted her resignation as economic development director, effective Jan. 17, to take a similar role with the Clinton County Port Authority in Wilmington.

Ekey, 49, has been Middletown’s economic development director since for the past four years. Prior to coming to Middletown, Ekey served as Harrison’s economic development director from 2008 to 2016. She also served as an economic development specialist for the city of Hamilton.

Last October, Ekey was named as the top economic development professional by the Ohio Economic Development Association.

Middletown already has a vacancy at city manager after the firing of Doug Adkins late last year. Susan Cohen has been serving as acting city manager during the search to fill that position.

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