Mayor's Award

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The Mayor's Awards celebrate people and organizations that make Dayton thrive. Nominations are accepted from the public across five categories, and a committee of volunteers selects the winners. 

2019 Categories



  • Daytonian of the Year - An individual making the greatest contribution to Dayton in the previous year.
  • Community Service - An individual or organization supporting and promoting service to the community.
  • Giving Back to Neighborhoods - An individual or neighborhood group that has supported and inspired their neighborhood.
  • Education Champion - An organization working hard to provide a brighter future for our children.
  • Workforce Pipeline - An organization promoting skill or trade development in students.
Nominations may be submitted using this form by August 16. Nominees must be located within the Dayton city limits. Winners will be chosen by an awards committee, and awards will be presented at a City Commission meeting. The honorees will also be highlighted in special video productions and on the City's social media channels.

2018 Winners

Daytonian of the Year
Amy Radachi

Community Service
Herbert Burton

Giving Back to Neighborhoods
Lisa Tingle

Education Champion
Dayton Early College Academy

Workforce Pipeline
Dayton Region Manufacturers Association