The City of Harrison has welcomed four new employees who fill recent vacancies.
Kim Downey was named finance director in October 2021. Under her management, the Finance Department oversees the City's $21 million budget, handles all the City's finances and and administers payroll and benefits for more than 100 employees. Her previous experience includes working as audit manager at Ohio Auditor of State as well as working as an accountant and governmental auditor for private accounting firms. Downey has also served as community coordinator for Crosby Township and as a board of education member for Southwest Local School District. She is a graduate of Harrison High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Georgetown College.
Three new police officers also began working at the City in October.
Christoper Brausch previously worked as a police officer for the City of Forest Park and has been a certified Ohio peace officer since 2014. He earned a bachelor's degree at Ohio University and graduated from Colerain High School.
Nicole Dennis was previously employed at the Colerain Township Police Department and has been a certified Ohio peace officer since 2016. She earned a bachelor's degree at Northern Kentucky University and graduated from Oak Hills High School.
Eric Gregory previously worked as a park ranger for Hamilton County Park District. He has been a certified Ohio peace officer since 2005. Gregory earned an associate's degree from Hocking College and graduated from Oak Hills High School.
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