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Dave Ruller

Dave has been Kent’s City Manager for 7 years, arriving in Kent in June 2005.  Dave brought to Kent 16 years of local government experience – 11 years in Alexandria Virginia (population 125,000) and 5 years in Kingsport Tennessee (population 45,000).  

Dave is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hobart College and he holds a masters degree in administration from Alfred University.  Dave is also a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Senior Executive Institute (SEI).  

Dave has 4 years experience in Malcolm Baldrige Quality Assessment training and he has been a featured speaker at national and international conferences on the deployment of quality practices to produce high performance in public sector organizations.    

Dave has been recognized by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees, and the cities of Alexandria and Kingsport for leadership excellence.  Dave is a former chapter president for the American Public Works Association (APWA), a former board member of Keep America Beautiful and he is currently a member of Rotary International.  

Dave is a competitive mountain bike racer and avid outdoors enthusiast.  

Dave Ruller