Community Development Staff

Kevin Chesar

Title
Community Development Director

Phone
513-792-8329

Email
[email protected]

Kevin Chesar

Kevin started with the City of Montgomery in November 2021.  Previously he served as the Director of Development with the City of Monroe, Ohio, and has held various zoning, transportation, and comprehensive planning roles with the City of Dayton and the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission. He has a bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Urban and Regional Planning and Sociology and a master’s degree in Urban Administration from Wright State University. Kevin is an active member of the American Planning Association.

Melissa Hays

Title
Zoning and Code Compliance Officer

Phone
513-792-8347

Email
[email protected]

Melissa Hays

Melissa has been with the City of Montgomery since 2015.  Prior to Montgomery, she worked for TEC Engineering, Inc., Anderson Township, the City of Las Vegas and the Clark County (Nevada) School District.  She has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston, South Carolina in Urban Studies with a concentration in Planning and Administration and a graduate certificate in City Management from Villanova University.  Melissa is active in the American Planning Association and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Evelyn Dumont

Title
Building and Development Office Manager

Phone
513-792-8309

Email
[email protected]

Evelyn Dumont

Evelyn has been employed with the City of Montgomery since 2001 and has served in several roles, including executive secretary to the city manager, front desk supervisor, and since 2012, she has managed the building department functions and assisted with front desk duties as well as website maintenance.  Prior to her employment with Montgomery, she was employed by Amberley Village for the previous 11 years, assisting with the processing of zoning permits, among other duties.

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