City Manager

Dublin City Manager

City Manager Megan O’Callaghan is the chief administrative and law enforcement officer of the City of Dublin, responsible to City Council for the day-to-day operations for the City. Other responsibilities include advising Council regarding the financial status and future needs of the City, reporting to Council on the general operating of City departments, divisions, offices, boards, commissions, bureaus and agencies, as well as exercising leadership in the development of City projects.

About Megan O’Callaghan

Megan O’Callaghan is Dublin’s sixth city manager, a role she assumed on October 1, 2022. O’Callaghan has been serving the City of Dublin since 2014, when she was hired as the City’s Public Service Director.

Prior to her appointment to city manager, she served as the City’s deputy city manager/chief finance and development officer, deputy city manager/chief operating officer and director of public works. She has successfully formulated and executed strategic plans in areas including Finance, Development, Economic Development, Building Standards and Transportation & Mobility, a division she created in 2020 to advance the City’s Connected Dublin initiatives and align them with comprehensive transportation and mobility management strategies. 

O’Callaghan has overseen nearly all of the City’s departments and divisions including Engineering, Street & Utilities Operations, Fleet & Facilities Management, Park Operations, Parks and Recreation, and Asset Management. During her tenure, she has planned and executed the City’s Capital Improvements Program, including many highlights such as her passionate involvement, oversight and project management of the Dublin Link pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Scioto River. The unique and sophisticated bridge is a remarkable engineering achievement that has earned national and international accolades.

Throughout her career, O’Callaghan has demonstrated a commitment to innovation and technology, including the successful launch of the popular GoDublin customer service application and request system and the SnowGo system that provides residents with real-time snow removal information. She also oversaw the development of a mobile asset management program, which utilizes the City’s data platforms and maintenance management software.

O’Callaghan is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree. She attended Capital University Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude and earned her Juris Doctorate while she was working as a full-time engineer. She is a registered Professional Engineer and attorney in the State of Ohio.

Before joining the Dublin team, O’Callaghan worked for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) as a Deputy Director responsible for delivering the Department’s nearly $2 billion annual construction program. She also previously served as Deputy Director for the City of Columbus Department of Public Service, where she managed 700 employees and oversaw the five-year Capital Improvements Plan.

O’Callaghan is a member of the International City/County Management Association, Ohio City/County Management Association and American Public Works Association. She serves on the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering Advisory Board at The Ohio State University. In November 2019, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine appointed O’Callaghan to the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. She serves on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Nominating Council and is also a member of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC).

In the community, O’Callaghan fosters rich professional relationships with many City of Dublin partners including Franklin, Union and Delaware Counties, ODOT and the City of Columbus. She is Vice President of the Northwest 33 Council of Governments, which founded and leads The Beta District innovation region. O’Callaghan also serves on the Dublin Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees and the Dublin City Schools Business Advisory Council.

Public Records Request Overview

In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.

Why JustFOIA?

JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.

The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.

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Mission

We are and always have been a proud local democracy. In our service, we strive to provide the best quality of life and environment in which our residents and businesses can thrive. We seek to ally our proud traditions with the best innovations of the future.

Vision

A global city of choice. Vibrant. Innovative. Engaged.

Core Values

Integrity, Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Accountability, Positive Attitude & Dedication to Service.

The City of Dublin operates under a set of seven key core values: integrity, respect, communication, teamwork, accountability, positive attitude and dedication to service. Staff members use these seven values as the basis for daily decision-making, including the decisions that go into the budget process.

  • Integrity. We are open and honest. We honor our commitments to the community and each other. Our actions are consistent with what we say.
  • Respect. We treat our coworkers and members of the community with courtesy and dignity. We embrace diversity and acknowledge the needs, responsibilities and inherent worth of each individual.
  • Communication. We maintain an environment in which employees feel free to share ideas and information. We promote open interaction throughout the organization to ensure knowledge and understanding among all employees and our community.
  • Teamwork. We create a climate in which all employees work together and support the individual talents and contributions of team members. We celebrate successes and see mistakes as opportunities for growth; we will never willingly let a member of our team fail.
  • Accountability. We are responsible to our community and each other for our personal and organizational decisions, actions and performance results. We are committed stewards of our City’s assets and resources.
  • Positive Attitude. We focus our efforts on constructive behavior, attitudes and solutions. We promote an environment that people love going to every day – a place where each individual can find a sense of belonging, inspiration, enjoyment and meaning.
  • Dedication to Service. We pursue innovation and continuous improvement in all we do. We are committed to efficient, effective and responsive service delivery that makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Leadership Philosophy

We are members of an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity and the innovative spirit of all of   our members. Together, we build a culture of trust, service, mutual respect, inclusion and open communication. We hold ourselves mutually accountable to promote and sustain continuous learning and to develop the learning potential that exists in every member of our team.

City Code

The complete Dublin City Code is available online at American Legal City Ordinance website. Information staff at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are available to help navigate this website.

Revised Charter of Dublin, Ohio

This Revised Charter, as adopted on March 19, 1996, became effective on July 4, 1996.

Zoning Code

The Zoning Code for Dublin is Chapter 153 of the Dublin Code of Ordinances. The Zoning Code sets land development requirements and establishes different uses within individual districts. Zoning regulations address the physical development of a site, such as building height, lot requirements, setbacks from lot lines, minimum numbers of parking spaces, sign types and sizes, and other related regulations.

Megan O’Callaghan, City Manager

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