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, a seasoned professional with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Pacific University, boasts a rich background of over 25 years in Accounting/Finance. Her journey includes impactful roles at Walt Disney Imagineering in Florida and California, showcasing her expertise and dedication.

In 2005, faced with a significant decision, Rochelle chose to return to Oregon to raise her daughter closer to family. Her commitment to community service led her to Dayton, where she initially served as the City Recorder/Finance Director in 2015. Since 2018, Rochelle has been the City Manager, often humorously remarking that she finally found what she wanted to be when she grew up.

Beyond her role as City Manager, Rochelle actively contributes to various community organizations. She serves on the Yamhill County Affordable Housing Corporation Board of Directors, the Y-COM Board of Directors as the Small City Representative, the Chemeketa Regional Library Service Advisory Council as the Small City Representative, and the League of Oregon Cities Board of Directors (term ending 12/26). Additionally, she is a proud member of the McMinnville Sunrise Rotary.

Rochelle's professional acumen, combined with her genuine love for community and service, makes her an invaluable asset to Dayton and the surrounding areas.

Passionate about her work and the wonderful community she serves, Rochelle dedicates her free time to camping and traveling with her daughter, Sam, and her English bulldog, Bingley.

Ms. Roaden can be reached at City Hall:

416 Ferry St
Dayton, OR 97114