Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability, under the direction of the Office of the City Manager, prepares and tracks implementation of a comprehensive strategy of goals, objectives, projects, and actions that move the City of Dayton in a more environmentally sensitive and sustainable direction. We pursue continuous reductions in fossil fuel consumption and look for opportunities to employ renewable forms of energy such as geothermal, hydro, wind, and solar.

The Office of Sustainability leads the City’s internal Green Team and works closely with the Environmental Advisory Board appointed by the Mayor and Commission. The Office reviews and incorporates green concepts and practices into proposed capital projects and is an advocate for building resilience into those same projects.

The Office also assists residents and businesses with methods and tips to conserve water, electricity, including converting to solar energy, recycling and other aspects of a sustainable lifestyle. The Office is charged with developing and fostering critical relationships with other external partners which advance the City’s sustainability goals and objectives. We pursue grants to reduce taxpayer’s share of the City’s sustainability expenses. Finally, the Office prepares proposed amendments to the City Code and Operating Policies that also move the City in a sustainable direction.