New development program manager joins City of Piqua

For the Daily Call



PIQUA — The City of Piqua has named Janel Ranly as the new development program manager for the city’s development department. Ranly comes back to Piqua with a master’s of public administration from Wright State University and five years of experience in the public sector.

Ranly has won multiple awards, including the 2017 International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Bronze Award, New Media and Video/Multimedia Promotion for her FDC Video Marketing Campaign.

In 2017, Ranly received certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) from the National Development Council. The EDFP certification is a professional credential given to individuals who successfully complete NDC’s training series. This training provides economic development professionals with education in business credit analysis, real estate financing, loan packaging, deal structuring and negotiating and the creation and implementation of development programs focusing on homes, jobs, and community.

“We are very happy and excited to have Janel Ranly back as part of our Piqua Team. Janel completed her Wright State MPA internship with the City of Piqua five years ago and proved herself to be dedicated and hardworking talent at that time,” Piqua City Manager Gary Huff said. “The experience she has obtained over the last five years will be invaluable to our organization.”

While Ranly was the management intern for the City of Piqua, she created a city-wide Dashboard Performance Report using data submitted to the ICMA Center for Performance Measurement. She also coordinated the grand opening of the Piqua Community Garden project to help bring awareness to the city’s continued commitment to community engagement.

Most recently, Ranly worked as the economic development specialist for the City of Fairborn, where she coordinated and managed department programs, initiatives, and activities including research, data collections and analysis, and outreach marketing.

She has also served as the Family/Youth Advocate for the Council on Rural Services in Piqua. During her employment at the Council on Rural Services, she was responsible for programming entrepreneurial, business development and financial literacy programs.

Economic Development Director Justin Sommer stated, “Janel’s experience with development programs will enhance our team as Piqua continues to grow. Her knowledge of various funding streams will help the city leverage all available resources to achieve our goals.”

At the City of Piqua, Ranly will be in charge of administration of grant funds, preparation of publications at public gatherings related to city development programs, acquire funding resources available to the city including grants, and will serve as the liaison with federal, state, regional, and county agencies.

Ranly resides in Troy with her husband, Keith.


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