BATAVIA, OH — Desmond Maaytah is Clermont County’s new Community Development Administrator. Among Maaytah’s duties is to oversee the administration of the county’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program which distributes about $1 million of federal funds each year to projects in our low-to-moderate income areas. The Community Development Division is in the Department of Community and Economic Development. As the division evolves, it will begin seeking new grant opportunities to leverage on behalf of our communities.
Maaytah comes to Clermont County from Butler County where he administered the CDBG program there for the last eight years. He had been with Butler County since 2002 where he started as a Community Development Specialist. Prior to that, he was Project Manager and New Construction Superintendent for the Otis Elevator Company.
Maaytah has a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from Auburn University in Alabama.