Posted on: December 16, 2016

Municipal Income Tax Rate Change January 1, 2017

The City of Dayton Income Tax Ordinance 31288-14 levies an annual income tax of two and one quarter percent (2.25%) and Ordinance 31501-16 levies an additional income tax of one-quarter percent (0.25%) effective January 1, 2017, for a total of two an...

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Fire News

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

New Class of Firefighter Recruits Begin Training

2017 recruits

On Monday, January 9, the Dayton Fire Department welcomed the 2017-A Class of firefighter recruits to the department's Training Center to launch their training program. Over the next 24 weeks, these 21 recruits will exercise their bodies and mind...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

woman with space heater

The Dayton Fire Department is reminding residents to heat their homes safely this winter season. Space heaters, wood stoves and fireplaces are the second leading cause of home fires in America. As such, please remember to practice these tips to prevent ho...

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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: January 4, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Construction Impacts Jefferson Street Traffic

Construction of a water line will affect traffic on South Jefferson Street in downtown Dayton for up to 30 days.Southbound Jefferson will be closed to traffic between Patterson Boulevard and Washington Street. A posted detour will direct drivers south on ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Dayton and Region Awarded Homeless Care & Housing Funds by HUD

The Dayton-Kettering-Montgomery County Continuum of Care (CoC) will receive grant awards totaling $8,907,293 from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) as part of the 2016 Continuum of Care Competition.

According to HUD’s award announceme...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Submit a Photo and Share Your View!

carillon tree

Submit your best photos of Dayton—the skyline, local landmarks and architecture, parks and natural areas, neighborhoods, events, etc.—and your work may be featured on daytonohio.gov and/or the City's social media sites. Photo ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Municipal Income Tax Rate Change January 1, 2017

The City of Dayton Income Tax Ordinance 31288-14 levies an annual income tax of two and one quarter percent (2.25%) and Ordinance 31500-16 levies an additional income tax of one-quarter percent (0.25%) effective January 1, 2017, for a total of two an...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Dayton Reacts to Southwest Announcement

City of Dayton leadership was informed by Southwest Airlines that despite its success in the Dayton market with passenger load factors in the high seventy and low eighty percent range, the airline has decided to leave the market in June 2017.

Southwest&...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Help Wanted: Seasonal Street Maintenance

The City of Dayton needs help this spring and is looking to fill seasonal positions. All applicants must have a resume and a valid Ohio driver's license to be considered. 

There are two shifts available:

  • 7:00am-3:30pm
  • 3:00pm-8:00pm

Job Description

  • Mowing
  • D...
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Posted on: December 8, 2016

City Dedicates 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: 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 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: 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 16, 2016

Help Wanted: Seasonal Street Maintenance

The City of Dayton needs help this spring and is looking to fill seasonal positions. All applicants must have a resume and a valid Ohio driver's license to be considered. 

There are two shifts available:

  • 7:00am-3:30pm
  • 3:00pm-8:00pm

Job Description

  • Mo...
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Posted on: January 16, 2017

Lifeguard Instructor Training

lifeguards training

To become an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, applicants must complete a review, an online course and water/classroom sessions. Training will take place at the Lohrey Recreation Center (2366 Glenarm Avenue) on January 22 from 12 to 4 p.m. and on F...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Couples Cooking - The Perfect Valentine's Date!

Couples Cooking

Celebrate your romance in a special way this Valentine's Day with an evening of concocting your own culinary creations! Couples will work together in creating a delicious meal and dessert under the guidance of Chef Steven Newsome. Then, sit down and enjoy...

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Event Listing
Posted on: January 11, 2017

New Program Mixes STEM Learning with Sports

Tuesday now through March 7 from 5 to 6 p.m., we invite students ages 5 to 16 to meet us on the court and see how basketball is math and science in motion. Session are free at all three of our recreation centers. Some sessions will have giveaways, so don&...

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Recreation Centers
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

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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Water

10 Stories
Posted on: January 9, 2017

Director's Above & Beyond Employee Spotlight: Dennis Blackshear

Dennis Blackshear, 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, b...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Dayton Area's Source Water Program Recognized as Groundwater Guardian

groundwater guardian logo

In recognition of efforts to protect local groundwater supplies, the Dayton Multi-Jurisdictional Source Water Protection Program has been named a 2016 Groundwater Guardian by The Groundwater Foundation, a national nonprofit organization with the mission t...

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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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Mary Beth Orr
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Director’s Above and Beyond Employee Spotlight: Jackie Richmond

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: 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: December 12, 2016

Prevent Frozen Pipes

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Each winter, Dayton homes are open to the risk of their in-home plumbing freezing with the dropping temperatures. To prevent your water pipes from freezing, or to thaw pipes which have already frozen, follow the suggestions below:

  • As temperatures fall belo...
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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

Dayton Daily News [STORY]