Posted on: December 16, 2016

Municipal Income Tax Rate Change January 1, 2017

The City of Dayton Income Tax Ordinance 31288-14 levies an annual income tax of two and one quarter percent (2.25%) and Ordinance 31501-16 levies an additional income tax of one-quarter percent (0.25%) effective January 1, 2017, for a total of tw...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

New Class of Firefighter Recruits Begin Training

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On Monday, January 9, the Dayton Fire Department welcomed the 2017-A Class of firefighter recruits to the department's Training Center to launch their training program. Over the next 24 weeks, these 21 recruits will exercise their bodies and mind...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

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The Dayton Fire Department is reminding residents to heat their homes safely this winter season. Space heaters, wood stoves and fireplaces are the second leading cause of home fires in America. As such, please remember to practice these tips to prevent ho...

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

New Firefighters Join the Ranks, Five Public Safety Professionals Promoted

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Eleven recruits graduated in June 2016 to join the proud ranks of the Dayton Fire Department after months of training, studying and practicing their new set of skills to keep the public of Dayton safe in emergency situations.

In the same month, the dep...Read More

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Posted on: September 9, 2016

Volunteers Help Local Families "After the Fire"

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Dayton firefighters and community partners including United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army gathered to assemble "After the Fire" kits to be distributed to victims of devastating home fires in the ci...Read More

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

How does Dayton prioritize snow removal?


Keeping traffic moving safely during winter weather is a top priority for the City of Dayton. City crews will respond to snow and ice events with every resource available. Snow removal and street treatment occur according to a prioritized system. Read mor...


Posted on: November 29, 2017

Students look at water careers

The City of Dayton Department of Water hosted its annual 2017 High School Water Career Conference to introduce high school students in grades 9-11 from DPS, Trotwood, Northridge, DECA and Jefferson Township to careers in the water industry. Students enjoy...


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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Mayor Whaley announces Mayor's Award winners

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Five honorees of the 2017 Mayor's Award have been announced. Find out which individuals and organizations are being acknowledged for their extraordinary community service. More here


Posted on: September 13, 2017

Dayton is America's first Certified Welcoming city

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The Dayton City Commission announced at its September 13 meeting that Dayton is the first Certified Welcoming city in the United States. Certified Welcoming is a formal designation for cities and counties that have taken action on their commitment to immi...


Posted on: September 6, 2017

Congratulations to the Victory Project!

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The Victory Project was awarded with a 2017 Mayor's Award for being a Workforce Pipeline Partner. Click the link to find out more:


Posted on: September 7, 2017

City Clerk awarded Certified Municipal Clerk designation

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City Commission Clerk Rashella Lavender has earned the designation of Certified Municipal Clerk, as awarded by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC). The designation is granted only to those municipal clerks who complete demanding educati...


Posted on: July 24, 2017

24 neighborhoods earn mini-grants for civic projects

The City of Dayton is announcing the recipients of the 2017 Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program. A total of $99,161 will be awarded to 24 neighborhood and civic associations for physical improvements, community events, marketing programs and other initiatives...


Posted on: July 12, 2017

Traffic camera program is back

Dayton police will begin using hand-held speed detection devices and mobile trailer units to increase safety on our roads.  After analyzing crash data, the locations these locations were selected:

Red light:

W. Third @ James H. McGee

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Dayton awarded AmeriCorps program for 2017-18

Mayor Nan Whaley has announced the formation of Dayton Corps, a special community-building team that will employ AmeriCorps members focused on sustainably improving quality of life in city neighborhoods.

The City of Dayton is partnering with the University...


Posted on: June 15, 2017

State opioid budget proposal

Statement from Mayor Nan Whaley:

"Since the opioid epidemic began, local communities have been forced to focus our time, attention and taxpayer dollars on keeping up with this growing state of emergency. We have significantly increased our ambulance r...


Posted on: June 15, 2017

City of Dayton and IGS Energy announce new electricity savings

Residents and small businesses participating in the City of Dayton electrical aggregation program will be spending even less on electricity starting this summer, following an agreement between the City of Dayton and IGS Energy.

Since the aggregation progra...


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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Dayton Police discuss strategies to reduce violence

Excerpt from City Commission work session, April 2017.

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Pedestrian improvements planned in West Dayton

Acting Chief Engineer Keith Steeber explains the pedestrian improvements that will be made along Gettysburg Ave. as part of the West Dayton Development Strategy.

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Mallory Spray Park and Playground Upgrades Highlighted

Spray Park upgrades are scheduled to be completed in May.

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Steve Whalen Memorial Policing Award Nominations

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Nominations are now being accepted for the Steve Whalen Memorial Policing Award. The annual award recognizes a Dayton Police Department officer demonstrating extraordinary commitment to the community.

Officer Steve Whalen was killed in the line of duty in ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Survey: Broadband in Dayton

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Connect Ohio has selected Dayton to participate in its Connected Community Engagement Program. The City will receive a comprehensive technology assessment and innovative project plan to enhance the community's technology standing in today’s digital econom...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Mayor's Neighborhood Fund Projects for 2017 Announced

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Mayor Nan Whaley has announced that five Dayton neighborhoods will present special programs and events in 2017 after successfully applying for support from the Mayor’s Fund for Neighborhoods. The participating neighborhood associations and proje...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Police Targeting Aggressive Driving at Dangerous Intersections

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The Dayton Police Department will operate enhanced enforcement of speed limits at some of the city's most dangerous intersections on February 3, 10 and 24.

Officers will be stationed at key intersections on North Main Street and Wayne Avenue for two- to fo...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Division of Golf Seeks Seasonal Maintenance Workers

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The City of Dayton's Division of Golf is looking for energetic and motivated individuals to maintain golf course grounds and facilities for the enjoyment and safety of golfers. This is manual work in the performance of unskilled and limited skilled mainte...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Residents and Police Join in Training, Engagement Sessions

The Dayton Mediation Center in partnership with the Dayton Police Department is launching an innovative program designed to build relationships between officers and community members.

The "Responding, Not Reacting to Conflict" program will bring ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Mayor Nan Whaley: Dayton Is a Welcoming Community

A statement released by Mayor Whaley on January 26, 2017: 

The City of Dayton is a welcoming and inclusive community, committed to supporting the success of every person who lives here. We have made a commitment to treat all residents equally rega...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

EITC Awareness Day Kicks Off Free Tax Preparation

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Community leaders and volunteers gathered at the Montgomery County Job Center on Friday, January 27, to mark EITC Awareness Day in Dayton. The event kicks off tax season and attempts to educate the public how workers can take advantage of free tax return ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Dayton Participating in 10-Year Compassionate City Campaign

The Dayton City Commission passed an informal resolution at its January 25 meeting affirming the Charter for Compassion, a worldwide statement and commitment to creating and fostering a compassionate environment. The resolution also added Dayton to the ne...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Dayton and Region Awarded Homeless Care & Housing Funds by HUD

The Dayton-Kettering-Montgomery County Continuum of Care (CoC) will receive grant awards totaling $8,907,293 from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) as part of the 2016 Continuum of Care Competition.

According to HUD’s award announceme...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Submit a Photo and Share Your View!

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Submit your best photos of Dayton—the skyline, local landmarks and architecture, parks and natural areas, neighborhoods, events, etc.—and your work may be featured on and/or the City's social media sites. Photo ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Municipal Income Tax Rate Change January 1, 2017

The City of Dayton Income Tax Ordinance 31288-14 levies an annual income tax of two and one quarter percent (2.25%) and Ordinance 31500-16 levies an additional income tax of one-quarter percent (0.25%) effective January 1, 2017, for a total of tw...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Dayton Reacts to Southwest Announcement

City of Dayton leadership was informed by Southwest Airlines that despite its success in the Dayton market with passenger load factors in the high seventy and low eighty percent range, the airline has decided to leave the market in June 2017.


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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Help Wanted: Seasonal Street Maintenance

The City of Dayton needs help this spring and is looking to fill seasonal positions. All applicants must have a resume and a valid Ohio driver's license to be considered. 

There are two shifts available:

  • 7:00am-3:30pm
  • 3:00pm-8:00pm

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  • Mow...
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Posted on: December 8, 2016

City Dedicates Employee Clinic and Wellness Center

City officials including Mayor Nan Whaley will dedicate the newly-opened City of Dayton employee clinic and wellness center on Monday, December 12 at 4 p.m. The clinic is located at 1222 S. Patterson Blvd. (Wright Health Building, main floor).Known by emp...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Dayton & Montgomery County Effectively End Veteran Homelessness

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Montgomery County Commissioners Judy Dodge, Dan Foley and Debbie Lieberman, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and the Dayton VA Medical Center are proud to announce that the City and County have successfully met the objectives of the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

City Earns Recognition for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The City of Dayton has again earned recognition for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFAO).

The national professional organization awards its annual Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial R...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Employees Receive Cline Award for Public Service Excellence

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City Manager Shelley Dickstein and The Dayton Foundation have announced the winners of the annual Joseph T. Cline Award honoring City of Dayton employees. Ten recipients were presented the award at the November 16 meeting of the Dayton City Commission.&am...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Dayton Selected to Participate in National Education Initiative

The National League of Cities (NLC) has selected Dayton as one of 12 cities to participate in a meeting to explore and build equitable pathways to postsecondary education and workforce success. Each city participating in NLC's Leadership Academy: Promotin...Read More

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

City Launches New Podcast

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The City of Dayton Office of Communications & Public Affairs presents a new opportunity to help keep you informed about the exciting developments that shape our city.

"Birthplace of Next" is a podcast where City officials and community l...Read More

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Posted on: September 9, 2016

City of Dayton Public Opinion Survey Results Available

From May 21 to July 2, 2016, the City of Dayton conducted the "Dayton Survey" to measure resident satisfaction with City of Dayton services and living in the city of Dayton.

An independent research firm, OpinionWorks LLC of Annapolis, MD, de...Read More

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

Police Department Achieves Full Compliance with State Law Enforcement Agency

Chief Richard S. Biehl is proud to announce the Dayton Police Department earned Full Compliance accreditation with the Ohio Collaborative Law Enforcement Agency.

The Ohio Collaborative Law Enforcement Agency determined that the Dayton Police Department...Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2016

Members of 105th Recruit Class Graduate

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The Dayton Police Department welcomed 10 new police officers when members of the 105th police recruit class were sworn in during a ceremony in August. One Dayton firefighter also completed the Police Academy in order to become an arson investigator.

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Dayton Police Department Promotes 10

Congratulations to our safety professionals on their recent promotions:

Major Matthew M. Carper has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and assigned as the Assistant Chief of Police, Chief of Operations.

Lt. Eric A. Henderson has been pr...Read More

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

East Patrol Launches Ice Cream Truck

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A DPD squadron vehicle has temporarily switched gears, allowing officers to hand out sweet treats through the end of Summer 2016.

The East Patrol Operation Division's ice cream truck is another way officers can interact with youth in the community. EPO...Read More

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Help Wanted: Seasonal Street Maintenance

The City of Dayton needs help this spring and is looking to fill seasonal positions. All applicants must have a resume and a valid Ohio driver's license to be considered. 

There are two shifts available:

  • 7:00am-3:30pm
  • 3:00pm-8:00pm

Job Descr...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Buy passes and register online with the WebTrac portal

The Department of Recreation & Youth Services has made it easier for our customers to purchase all they need to meet their health and fitness goals!

Our new WebTrac portal was launched Summer 2016, and we are now accepting online registration for ...Read More

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Sign up for lifeguard certification, reviews

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The City of Dayton is offering Lifeguard Certification classes for anyone 15 years and older through a blended learning experience. The fee is $125 and includes all materials and equipment.

We also offer Lifeguard Reviews throughout the year for anyone...Read More

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Imagine a Day Without Water - 2017


What would happen if you turned on the faucet, but nothing came out? What if fire hydrants, toilets and other basic tools we take for granted all of a sudden stopped working? Imagine a day without water. The City of Dayton Department of Water encourages r...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Director's Above and Beyond Employee Spotlight: Archive

City of Dayton Water Department Director, Michael Powell interviews  employees that have gone "above and beyond" their assigned duties in the Water Department.  They share their unique interests and contributions both inside an...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Dayton Area's Source Water Program Recognized as Groundwater Guardian

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In recognition of efforts to protect local groundwater supplies, the Dayton Multi-Jurisdictional Source Water Protection Program has been named a 2016 Groundwater Guardian by The Groundwater Foundation, a national nonprofit organization with the mission t...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Local Innovation Shines at Confluence Tech Showcase

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Our Department of Water personnel convened with regional peers and colleagues at today's Confluence Tech Showcase in Covington, Kentucky. In addition to displaying our latest news and developments at an event booth, the water staff got to show of...

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

Prevent Frozen Pipes

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Each winter, Dayton homes are open to the risk of their in-home plumbing freezing with the dropping temperatures. To prevent your water pipes from freezing, or to thaw pipes which have already frozen, follow the suggestions below:

  • As temperatures fall belo...
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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Director’s Above and Beyond Employee Spotlight

Mike and Jackie interview

Jackie Richmond, a city of Dayton employee for 22 years, received a spotlight from the Interim Department Director, Michael Powell. Mr. Powell takes the opportunity to showcase employees in the Water Department that not only positively contribute to the C...Watch Video

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Posted on: July 23, 2016

Capital Improvements, Education Paying Off

An article in the Dayton Daily News chronicles the difference the Water Department is making in residents' wastewater services and experiences.

"Compared to the prior year, overflows were down 68 percent, water intrusions fell 43 percent and stopp...Read More

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