Client success story – City of Rossford Ohio

Client success story – City of Rossford Ohio

By on Nov 18, 2019 in Best Practices, Blog, Compensation Consulting, Government and Public Sector, Success Stories | 0 comments

We’ve worked with a number of municipalities over the years, such as the cities of Cleveland Heights, Strongsville, and others, and we were pleased to help another one this summer with compensation benchmarking for its management positions.

The City of Rossford Ohio is located in Northwest Ohio, along the Maumee River and is an ideal destination for discovery as you explore its quaint downtown, beautiful marina, its Crossroads Shopping mecca, and its historic surroundings.

Originally contacted by a member of Council for assistance with this project, we worked closely with the City Administrator and Finance Director on this project.

Ed Ciecka, Interim City Administrator and Karen Freeman, Finance Director, were our partners and said:

We were interested in understanding how compensation for our management positions compared to the market.  This information would be helpful to both the Mayor and the City Council in planning for the next year.  Council members reached out to OA and we worked with them to provide information and review the analysis before presenting it at a Council meeting.


The OA team provided us insight into how we compared to the market, and gave us good information on compensation best practices and trends.  They shared meaningful information both in the context of public-sector employers and the broader market for labor. They used both survey data and information they acquired directly from other municipalities that we deem to be peers.


This information is important as we plan our budgets for 2020, and provide us and Council with a useful perspective on fair and equitable pay for our management team.


The information in their report was clear.  Furthermore OA was available to answer questions in person and provided both the Finance Committee and our citizens with a clear explanation of their work and findings.  We appreciate their assistance and recommend them.

Public sector employers are one of our specialties.  Whether you are a municipality, agency, or public library system, we can help with your HR programs, including compensation benchmarking and pay structures, recruiting, and temporary HR assistance.

If you need assistance with your compensation programs or other HR consulting needs, contact us and check out other success stories to learn more.