Mayor Leitzell's 2013 State of the City Speech:
See the video, or read the text.
More on Mayor Leitzell:
Current Term: 2010-2014
Born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, in 1961—my father worked in a steel mill after serving in the Air Force; my mother was his British overseas bride. I was transplanted to Chippenham, England, in 1970 where I attended a public grammar school. I graduated from the University of London with a bachelor’s degree in geology in 1982 and returned to the United States to reacquaint myself with a father that I had not seen in 12 years. I worked in the Pittsburgh area in several sales and sales management positions until 1994. After two lay-offs and one merger within the first 10 years of entering the corporate workforce, I made the decision to strike out on my own and pursue a hobby-related business in 1994 that afforded me the opportunity to travel all over the country. In late 1994, I moved to Dayton.
I became involved in my neighborhood association and the Southeast Dayton Priority Board in 1999 and became even more involved after acquiring an 1845 farmhouse that is now in the heart of the Walnut Hills neighborhood. I was elected president of the Walnut Hills Association for six terms, and in January 2008 and again in 2009 was elected to chair the Southeast Priority Board. Like many residents of any city, I became frustrated dealing with City Hall.
Some people, when frustrated with local government, opt to move. I chose to get involved and understand how our system works so that I could determine how to get problems resolved within my community. Throughout this endeavor I have had to become quite creative in my thinking process and always encouraged creative thinking within the organizations that I preside over. Now I will do that same thing while serving as Mayor, injecting creative thinking amongst our elected officials and our city employees.
City Hall, Second Floor
101 W. Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402
Fax: 937-333-4297; Email: Mayor Leitzell
VIDEO: Visit With Mayor Leitzell, May 2012, Hangar18
VIDEO: Visit With Mayor Leitzell, April 2012: Oregon District
View Mayor's Leadership Council
Request a Proclamation