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Doug Cline Appointed

Post Date:11/05/2019 8:49 AM

In a unanimous vote on November 4, City Council approved the appointment of Doug Cline to fill the seat left vacant by long-time Council Member John Beals’ sudden death.

Doug Cline previously held a seat on City Council from 1999 to 2013, serving as Deputy Mayor for eight years. He has worked with for Morgan Stanley and its predecessor firms for the past 35 years, currently as Senior Vice President.  

“This is a bittersweet moment for me, having known John Beals so well. I am honored to have this opportunity to serve the community we both love,” Cline said.

City Council said Cline has a strong commitment to the Centerville community. It is imperative to have someone in place to get important work completed for the remainder of 2019, not the least of which includes setting the 2020 budget.

“It was important to us to fill John’s seat to honor his legacy. Doug Cline is a strong choice: he brings with him the benefit of prior municipal experience and he understands the significant value of public service. City Council has worked with Doug previously and thinks very highly of his leadership and integrity,” Mayor Brooks Compton said.

When the Board of Elections names candidate Duke Lunsford a winner of the race for City Council, members will welcome him to the City. Council wants to ensure Lunsford has ample time to resolve his commitments outside of municipal work prior to his swearing in.

In the meantime, Cline stands with the City’s existing Council – ready and eager to deliver exceptional services through thoughtful governance to ensure progress and stability, as our City Mission states.


More about Doug Cline: 

Doug Cline served on Centerville City Council from 1999 to 2013. During this time, he served as Deputy Mayor for eight years.  Doug co-chaired the Create The Vision long range plan that remains the blueprint for development in Centerville and Washington Township today. Doug was also actively involved in the redevelopment of the Architectural Preservation District that resulted in securing the establishment of the anchor businesses of City Barbecue, Graeter’s Ice Cream and Panera. After suffering a serious cardiac event in 2010, Doug decided to retire from public office at the completion of his term to dedicate more time to his family and wealth management practice.

Doug is a native Daytonian and grew up in Beavercreek. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati’s School of Business Administration and also holds a certificate of executive education from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.  Doug has worked with the Wall Street firm of Morgan Stanley and its predecessor firms for the past 35 years.  Doug is a Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management Director, and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) and has been recognized as a Five Star Wealth Manager by Cincinnati Magazine.  Doug serves on the Board of Trustees of the Grandview Hospital Foundation and is a past President of the Dayton Area Habitat for Humanity. Doug and his family are members of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Centerville.

Doug has lived in Centerville for nearly thirty years and currently resides in the Black Oak South neighborhood with his wife Elizabeth and three of his children (Sarah 17, Molly 16, and Joshua 14). Doug has two adult children; Dan, who is an investment advisor in Chicago, IL and Stephanie, who is a teacher in the Sycamore School District in Cincinnati. Doug’s sister Carolyn Rice is a County Commissioner in Montgomery County.


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