DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley delivered her seventh State of the City address on Wednesday. With one crises after another last year, she says the upcoming year is about moving the city forward.
“2019 was certainly the most challenging year I have faced as your mayor,” she said.
High-profile tragedies stole away attention from the city’s 2019 goals, but instead of dwelling on the past, Whaley is focusing on the future.
“We will be rolling out Dayton Stronger, a new campaign that will celebrate and build upon our community’s resiliency,” she said.
The mayor’s sights are now set on improving neighborhoods, mental health, and reducing overall gun violence.
2020 is the beginning of a rebuild of the city physically and emotionally, driving home the point of resiliency.
“We came back stronger in 1913 and we will come back stronger in 2020,” Whaley said.
You can read the text of Whaley’s speech below.