Joseph T. Cline Award

cline 2016

Recognizing Excellence in City Employees


The Joseph T. Cline Awards Fund was established in 1984 at The Dayton Foundation by Carolynne H. Cline, daughter of the late Joseph T. Cline, a longtime supporter of the City of Dayton and community activist. Award winners receive $300 from an endowment set up by the Cline family through The Dayton Foundation.

The award honors current City of Dayton workers who display excellence and dedication in their career as a City employee. Other civic and community involvement may also be considered.

Who Is Eligible


To be eligible, nominees must be a current full-time or permanent part-time employee with a minimum of two years of employment with the City of Dayton. Citizens and City of Dayton employees alike may nominate individuals for this award. At least 10 winners will be selected by a team of judges representing The Dayton Foundation and the City of Dayton. The award winners are in June.

Dayton Foundation


The Dayton Foundation is the regional community foundation for Greater Dayton. Since 1921, the Foundation has helped people to help others, managing charitable funds that have provided over 225,000 grants totaling more than a half-billion dollars to non-profit organizations. 

Nominate an employee for the 2016 Joseph T. Cline Award

2016 Cline Award Winners



  • Anita Chalk, Management Analyst, Office of Management and Budget 
  • Carl Daugherty, Zoning Administrator, Department of Economic Development 
  • Officer Zachariah Hastings, Dayton Police Department 
  • Major Brian Johns, Dayton Police Department 
  • Gaye Jordan, Firefighter, Dayton Fire Department 
  • Dianne Perkins, Employment Analyst, Civil Service 
  • Tim Taylor, Fire Prevention Specialist, Dayton Fire Department 
  • Karen Thomas, Marketing Representative, Department of Water 
  • Shane Ward, Construction Inspector, Department of Public Works
  • Steven Webb, Fleet Manager, Department of Public Works