Mayor Whaley wants to get up close with Dayton’s neighborhoods

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley visits with residents, July 10, 2014. (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley has set out on the first of 14 neighborhood meetings across the city this summer.

Whaley is meeting with residents to talk about how to make each neighborhood successful and get input on what they want from the government.

“Our citizens are our most precious resource” said Mayor Whaley. “My goal is to have a candid discussion with each neighborhood so that we can craft a strategy that supports their vision for the future. I want to provide the opportunity for partnership with the city and promote active community engagement.”

Thursday night she was in the Roosevelt neighborhood on West Fifth Street.

On July 17 she will be at the Haines Children’s Center at 3304 N. Main St. in the Hillview/Hillcrest neighborhood.

July 22 she will be in the Huffman neighborhood at Huffman Place, 100 Huffman Ave.

The Mayor’s office is currently working with neighborhoods to confirm other community locations.

Additional neighborhoods will be added to the city’s website,, as they are finalized. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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