DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley gave a farewell address Friday.

Mayor Nan Whaley delivered the address to the Dayton community at the Dayton Metro Library.

During the address, she touted some of her biggest accomplishments, including the Preschool Promise, reviving the Dayton Arcade, and the city’s continued efforts to revive its downtown. Whaley also took time to acknowledge the people in Dayton and their resiliency through the opioid epidemic, Memorial Day tornadoes and a deadly mass shooting.

“At every turn, the people of Dayton have stepped up to say ‘we will not give up on this community. We will not give up on one another. We’ll keep launching ourselves and our city forward even if we might fall.’ And what I have seen from the people of this city, I have so much faith in all of you to keep Dayton moving forward better and better than ever.”

Whaley said in January that she would not run for reelection for mayor after being in the position since 2014.. She later announced her run for governor in April 2021.

Dayton City Commissioner Jeffrey Mims Jr. won the Dayton mayoral race. Mims received nearly 67 percent of the vote with more than ten thousand votes.