DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Congressman Mike Turner presented a Dayton-area woman a prestigious award on Friday, Nov. 17.

Marya Rutherford-Long is vice president and Community and Economic Development Manager for the Dayton Region at Fifth Third Bank.

She also serves on the senior leadership team for the Dayton market, manages the Community & Economic Development Program for the Dayton market, and ensures the Region’s compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

“I’d like to thank Congressman Turner for this wonderful award. The most wonderful thing about it – it is not really about the award. It’s about the work that we’ve done for 30 years,” said Long.

Long has been recognized for her work cultivating community partnerships and executing community development strategies.

“She has worked diligently on community development, enriching our community, looking at ways that we can take community development and improve our neighborhoods and improve the lives of those who may be suffering or in need in our community,” said Turner.

Every year since 2017, Turner has publicly recognized individuals who make a unique and positive impact on Dayton’s African American community through the award.