Nan Whaley was sworn in as mayor of Dayton on Monday, and she immediately turned her focus toward education, saying the path to a stronger city will come through high-quality schools.
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What do you want the new mayor to focus on?
We asked readers on our Facebook page about the challenges facing Dayton and what they want Mayor Whaley to tackle. Here’s some of the responses:
Rose E Campbell-Blake: Get out and meet Daytonians…work with those small businesses who want to come to Dayton.
Rebecca Wagner: I think what we would ask of any incoming mayor…to make the streets of Dayton safe for our families and friends.
Tony Loyal: Unification between Dayton and Montgomery County. One government entity, like in Indianapolis, Louisville, and other cities.
Jeff Tingle: Get rid of the red light and speed cameras.
Mary Phelan Sanders: Nan would do well to introduce herself and see how to partner with suburbs, to incite excitement and interest in Dayton.
Cathy Mea Keish Watson: Bring middle class good paying jobs back to the city and do something about the crime so people will want to go back to the city
More online: Explore the history of Dayton mayors at MyDaytonDailyNews.com/local.