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Joshua Rauch, Associate


Josh Rauch,

  • Education
    Master of Public Administration,
    University of Kansas
    Bachelor of Arts,
    Political Science, University of Dayton
  • Industry
    Tenure: 8 years
    Consulting: 2 years
    Local Government:
    6 years

Josh has experience in several local government settings, most recently with the Economic Development Division of the City of Springfield, Ohio. While there, he assisted with business retention and expansion activities, provided staff support for tax incentive negotiations and reporting, and helped develop the City’s marketing strategy.

Josh began his career as an undergraduate intern with the City of Dayton, Ohio. He organized community engagement events for young adults working in Dayton over the summer months. He built on this experience during graduate school when he began working for the City of Mission, Kansas. There he helped coordinate a variety of community events, including public budget hearings, community input sessions, and a successful attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the Largest Painting Made with Footprints. He also managed the City’s property maintenance code enforcement program and neighborhood assistance programs.

Aside from community engagement activities, Josh has helped formulate, implement, and administer new policies and programs related to transportation funding, social media engagement, code enforcement and neighborhood assistance, information technology, sustainability planning, and performance measurement.

As a consultant, Josh has provided analytical support for organizational and operational reviews involving a wide array of functions, including fire staffing, human resources, economic development, public works, information technology, and administration.

Josh earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Kansas. He is a member of the International City/County Management Association.