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Fairborn City Manager Resigns, Negotiated Separation Agreement Under Consideration

Fairborn City Manager Rob Anderson has announced his resignation, effective December 31. The city council is currently reviewing a negotiated separation agreement in tonight’s meeting. If approved, Anderson will receive three months’ salary through March, along with a lump sum payment shortly after January 1. Additionally, he will be compensated for 100% of his unused vacation time and 25% of his accrued sick leave.

Anderson assumed the role of city manager in March 2017, having previously held the same position in Vandalia. Prior to his appointment, he served as the city’s economic development director. In an interview with the Dayton Daily News in 2017, Anderson expressed his commitment to maintaining the city’s progressive trajectory, stating, “My goal is to keep everything moving the way it’s been moving, which is forward.” He attributed his selection as an internal candidate to the satisfaction of the city council with the performance of the various departments.

As Fairborn bids farewell to Anderson, the city council is tasked with ensuring a smooth transition and finding a successor who can continue the progress made under his leadership. The resignation presents an opportunity for the municipality to reflect on its achievements and set new goals for the future. With careful consideration, the city council can select an individual who possesses the necessary skills and vision to guide Fairborn in the next phase of its development.


1. Why is Fairborn City Manager Rob Anderson resigning?

As of December 31, Rob Anderson will no longer serve as the City Manager of Fairborn, Ohio. The reasons for his resignation have not been disclosed.

2. What does the negotiated separation agreement entail?

The negotiated separation agreement being reviewed by the city council includes compensation for Anderson, such as three months’ salary and a lump sum payment, as well as benefits for his unused vacation time and accrued sick leave.

3. Who will replace Rob Anderson as Fairborn City Manager?

The process of finding a replacement for Rob Anderson is currently underway. The city council will be responsible for selecting a candidate who can continue the progress made under Anderson’s leadership and contribute to the future development of Fairborn.