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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Firefighters Deliver Pizza to Raise Awareness for Fire Prevention Week

As a precursor to their Fire Prevention Week Open House, the Dayton Fire Department will help Domino's Pizza deliver pizzas in the city of Dayton during the evenings of October 7 and 8.

Firefighters will be offering to check customers' smoke alarms as ...Read More

Open House Information
Posted on: June 24, 2016

New Firefighters Join the Ranks, Five Public Safety Professionals Promoted

Fire recruit rappelling building

Eleven recruits graduated in June 2016 to join the proud ranks of the Dayton Fire Department after months of training, studying and practicing their new set of skills to keep the public of Dayton safe in emergency situations.

In the same month, the dep...Read More

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Volunteers Help Local Families "After the Fire"

After the fire care package

Dayton firefighters and community partners including United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army gathered to assemble "After the Fire" kits to be distributed to victims of devastating home fires in the ci...Read More

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Posted on: August 31, 2016

Fire Prevention Week 2016

Fire Prevention Week theme 2016

For the third year in a row, the Dayton Fire Department is encouraging city residents to check their smoke alarms and ensure their families are safe. This year's theme focuses on replacing expired detectors with new ones.

Smoke alarms should be replac...Read More

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

City to Dedicate Employee Clinic and Wellness Center

City officials including Mayor Nan Whaley will dedicate the newly-opened City of Dayton employee clinic and wellness center on Monday, December 12 at 4 p.m. The clinic is located at 1222 S. Patterson Blvd. (Wright Health Building, main floor).Known by emp...

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More About the DOC and other HR policies
Posted on: December 6, 2016

Submit a Photo and Share Your View!

carillon tree

The City of Dayton wants to see your view of our community! 

Submit your best photos of Dayton—the skyline, architecture, nature, neighborhoods, events, etc.—and we may feature your image here on our website or on our social media ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Dayton & Montgomery County Effectively End Veteran Homelessness

veterans press conference

Montgomery County Commissioners Judy Dodge, Dan Foley and Debbie Lieberman, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and the Dayton VA Medical Center are proud to announce that the City and County have successfully met the objectives of the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

City Earns Recognition for Excellence in Financial Reporting

finance staff with mayor

The City of Dayton has again earned recognition for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFAO).

The national professional organization awards its annual Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial R...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Employees Receive Cline Award for Public Service Excellence

Cline 2016 award winners

City Manager Shelley Dickstein and The Dayton Foundation have announced the winners of the annual Joseph T. Cline Award honoring City of Dayton employees. Ten recipients were presented the award at the November 16 meeting of the Dayton City Commission.&am...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Dayton Selected to Participate in National Education Initiative

The National League of Cities (NLC) has selected Dayton as one of 12 cities to participate in a meeting to explore and build equitable pathways to postsecondary education and workforce success. Each city participating in NLC's Leadership Academy: Promotin...Read More

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Helena and Webster Bridges Complete City's Massive Bridge Effort

Helena Street Bridge Rendering

On October 12, the Dayton City Commission approved a construction contract for completion of a new Helena Street Bridge over the Great Miami River, just north of downtown Dayton.

With this contract, the City of Dayton has nearly completed its commitme...Read More

Posted on: November 3, 2016

New Bike Lanes on Warren Street Celebrated

bike lanes photo by chris buck

Bike lanes on Warren Street are open for public use. The project is a continuation of the bike lanes on Brown Street that connect the University of Dayton to downtown. Last night, Bike Miami Valley advocates, agency partners, and several University of Day...Read More

Posted on: September 15, 2016

City Launches New Podcast

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The City of Dayton Office of Communications & Public Affairs presents a new opportunity to help keep you informed about the exciting developments that shape our city.

"Birthplace of Next" is a podcast where City officials and community l...Read More

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Posted on: September 9, 2016

City of Dayton Public Opinion Survey Results Available

From May 21 to July 2, 2016, the City of Dayton conducted the "Dayton Survey" to measure resident satisfaction with City of Dayton services and living in the city of Dayton.

An independent research firm, OpinionWorks LLC of Annapolis, MD, de...Read More

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Historic Tax Credits Making a Big Difference in Dayton

Redeveloping or renovating a decades-old property is a complicated, expensive venture. Developers usually have to work diligently to piece together financing packages to make these dream projects possible. The City of Dayton works closely with the private...Read More

Posted on: October 20, 2016

Police Department Achieves Full Compliance with State Law Enforcement Agency

Chief Richard S. Biehl is proud to announce the Dayton Police Department earned Full Compliance accreditation with the Ohio Collaborative Law Enforcement Agency.

The Ohio Collaborative Law Enforcement Agency determined that the Dayton Police Department...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Members of 105th Recruit Class Graduate

Police recruits swearing in

The Dayton Police Department welcomed 10 new police officers when members of the 105th police recruit class were sworn in during a ceremony in August. One Dayton firefighter also completed the Police Academy in order to become an arson investigator.

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Dayton Police Department Promotes 10

Congratulations to our safety professionals on their recent promotions:

Major Matthew M. Carper has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and assigned as the Assistant Chief of Police, Chief of Operations.

Lt. Eric A. Henderson has been pr...Read More

Posted on: September 13, 2016

East Patrol Launches Ice Cream Truck

Police ice cream truck stop

A DPD squadron vehicle has temporarily switched gears, allowing officers to hand out sweet treats through the end of Summer 2016.

The East Patrol Operation Division's ice cream truck is another way officers can interact with youth in the community. EPO...Read More

Posted on: December 5, 2016

Give the Gift of Fitness with $5 Off!

The Department of Recreation & Youth Services is giving you $5 back when you by a gift card of $30 or more this holiday season.

Now through December 23, you can pick up a gift card at one of our three recreation centers:

  • Greater Dayton Recreation Center, 20...
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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Register for Youth Basketball Leagues by Dec. 19

basketball flier

Keep your youngest family members fit, active and healthy this winter by signing him or her up for one of our three basketball leagues! Registration closes at the end of business on Monday, December 19, so don't wait!

Citywide Basketball League

Ages 5-...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Flex Your Heart Muscles! Give to Our Holiday Food Drive

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Dayton's Department of Recreation and Youth Services is supporting families in need this holiday season. Our three recreation centers are collecting donations of non-perishable food and new or gently used twin-sized blankets for distribution to St. Vincen...

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Sign up for Lifeguard Certification, Reviews

lifeguards wanted

The City of Dayton is offering Lifeguard Certification classes for anyone 15 years and older through a blended learning experience. The fee is $125 and includes all materials and equipment.

We also offer Lifeguard Reviews throughout the year for anyone...Read More

Posted on: October 27, 2016

Piloxing is NEW!


Piloxing is an exciting new program that combines Pilates and Boxing moves into a calorie-blasting, muscle-toning, core-strengthening work out! This class will make you toned and powerful!

Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Greater Dayton Recre...Read More

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Buy Passes and Register Online with New WebTrac Portal

The Department of Recreation & Youth Services has made it easier for our customers to purchase all they need to meet their health and fitness goals!

Our new WebTrac portal was launched Summer 2016, and we are now accepting online registration for ...Read More

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

Break a Sweat for Breast Cancer!

Pink towels waving at City Hall

For the second year in a row, the Department of Recreation & Youth Services encourages its clients and community members to break a sweat for breast cancer! During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, pink towels with the RYS brand will be available at our ...Read More

Posted on: September 12, 2016

Dayton World Soccer returns Saturday, Sept. 17

Dayton World Soccer match

The fifth annual Dayton World Soccer Games will bring more than 20 youth and adult teams to the Action Sports Center (1103 Gateway Dr.) on Saturday, Sept. 17, for a day-long tournament celebrating Dayton's diversity.

A parade of nations starts the da...Read More

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Local Innovation Shines at Confluence Tech Showcase

water booth

Our Department of Water personnel convened with regional peers and colleagues at today's Confluence Tech Showcase in Covington, Kentucky. In addition to displaying our latest news and developments at an event booth, the water staff got to show of...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Director’s Above and Beyond Employee Spotlight: Mary Beth Orr

Mary Beth Orr, a city of Dayton employee in the Water department, received a spotlight from the Department Director, Michael Powell. Mr. Powell takes the opportunity to showcase employees that not only positively contribute to the City Organization, but w...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Director’s Above and Beyond Employee Spotlight

Mike and Jackie interview

Jackie Richmond, a city of Dayton employee for 22 years, received a spotlight from the Interim Department Director, Michael Powell. Mr. Powell takes the opportunity to showcase employees in the Water Department that not only positively contribute to the C...Watch Video

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Imagine a Day Without Water

Imagine a Day Without Water info card

What would happen if you turned on the faucet, but nothing came out? What if fire hydrants, toilets and other basic tools we take for granted all of a sudden stopped working? Imagine a day without water.

As recent events across the nation and the Midwe...Read More

Department of Water
Posted on: July 23, 2016

Capital Improvements, Education Paying Off

An article in the Dayton Daily News chronicles the difference the Water Department is making in residents' wastewater services and experiences.

"Compared to the prior year, overflows were down 68 percent, water intrusions fell 43 percent and stopp...Read More

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