Administration/Safety Service Director- Patrick G. Ross

In January of 2010, Patrick was hired as the City’s Safety Service Director, serving as the Chief Administrative Official for the City.  During his tenure as Safety Service Director, he has annually created a balanced budget in excess of 20 million dollars.  The day to day operations of the City, including it’s Police, Fire, and Public Works Department is managed by the safety service director’s office.  He has successfully worked with and negotiated contracts for the City with its three Collective Bargaining Units(Police, Fire, Service).

Mr. Ross has managed Federal, State, and County grants to do a variety of projects for the benefit of the City.  Some of these projects include major road, water main, and traffic improvements as well as using federal dollars to purchase and remove several blighted properties within the City.  Mr. Ross works closely with our schools, organizations, and businesses to ensure they continue to grow and prosper.  Some major projects he has worked with these organizations on are Viox, General Tool, and Avecia company expansions.  Mr. Ross has also worked closely with Reading Community Schools on their 51 million dollar K-12 school expansion which will be completed by August of 2019.

Mr. Ross is an ICMA, OCMA, and CAMA member.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Patrick at (513) 376-2501 or email at pross@readingohio.org