Workforce Fellow

Virginia Tallent


Assistant City Manager, City of Cincinnati

Virginia Tallent was appointed as Assistant City Manager for the City of Cincinnati in March 2023 after an initial appointment as interim Assistant City Manager beginning in September 2022.

In her role, Virginia manages high-level operations and strategy for the City’s violence reduction initiatives, Office of Human Services, Economic Inclusion, Water Works, the Citizen Complaint Authority, the Office of Environment & Sustainability, Office of Human Relations, and as the Manager’s liaison to the City’s Health Department and Recreation Commission. Her responsibilities will also include assisting with overseeing the Manager’s Advisory Group, Emergency Communications Center, Metropolitan Sewer District, Public Services, Transportation & Engineering, and Career Pathways initiative. Throughout her career, Virginia has successfully developed and lead multi-sector collaborations for public service delivery. With over a decade of experience working closely with City residents, community stakeholders, and local, state, and federal regulators to solve some of the most complex housing-related problems in our region, and years of experience supporting our most vulnerable and underrepresented constituents, Virginia brings a unique and necessary set of skills to her role as Assistant City Manager.

Virginia previously served as the City of Cincinnati’s Director of Human Services. Prior to her role as the Director of Human Services, Virginia also served as an Assistant City Solicitor from January 2018 until May 2021 in the City Law Department’s Quality of Life Division. Her work there focused on eliminating nuisance and blight conditions in rental housing with an emphasis on affordable housing preservation. Virginia started her career at the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati where she practiced housing and education law, representing thousands of Cincinnatians during her tenure. Virginia has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College of Law (Cum

Laude), and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia (Summa Cum Laude). She and her husband Bryan reside in East Hyde Park with their two children.