During my time as a City Commissioner, Dayton has made many strides and received several awards, including recently being named an All-American City by the National Civic League.

Financial Stability

I helped create the Financial Review Committee (FRC) which meets monthly to monitor the City’s financial performance and discuss growth strategies. In 2009, I helped to lead the City through one of the most difficult recessions in the nation’s history. Due, in part, to the success of my initiatives, Dayton was prepared for the downturn and has made one of the most impressive resurgences of any City in the country. Because of a well-executed financial management plan that I helped implement, Dayton finds itself seeing growth.


Due in part to the safety initiatives that I have championed, such as the Citizens Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence (CIRGV) and the Community Police Council (CPC), crime is down in the four major statistical areas and, as evidenced by the results of the Dayton community survey, the relationship between the community and police is steadily improving.


Through programs, such as Dayton Hire and Accelerate Dayton, as well as the recent revitalization of downtown, I'm proud to have been a leader in a team that has helped the Dayton area increase overall jobs opportunities. In fact, the Dayton MSA has seen the addition of over 31,000 jobs since 2009.