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Elected Officials

(The people who ask for our votes every two or four years)

City government and Schools boards are the Freshman squad.

City government maintains city facilities, such as parks, streetlights, and stadiums. In addition, they address zoning and building regulations, promote economic development, and provide law enforcement, public transportation, and fire protection.

The school board sets educational goals and establishes policy for the school system based upon state laws and community values.

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What do the Dayton School Board Members Do?

In a nutshell, school board members set educational goals and establish policies for the school system based upon state laws and community values. The most important responsibility of a school board is to employ a superintendent and treasurer and hold them responsible for managing the schools in accordance with the school board’s policies. The superintendent reports to the School Board members.

Four votes out of seven are required to approve recommendations by the superintendent.

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Elizabeth Lolli 

Superintendent

Board members do:

  • Make decisions on Hiring, evaluating, and terminating a superintendent and treasurer;

  • Setting district policy;

  • Planning student services;

  • Adopting curriculum;

  • Establishing budgets;

  • Acting in the best interest of the school district and within the scope of their legal authority; and

  • Creating community relations programs. 

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Hiwot Abraha
Treasurer

Board members do not :

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of a school district; 

  • Board members are not education professionals.

  • They do not evaluate staff, other than the superintendent and treasurer;

  • They are not involved in employment interviews, other than those of the superintendent, business manager and treasurer. 

You can contact Dayton School Board members via email or by attending a School Board meeting. School Board meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30p.m. Click the "Learn More" button learn about school board meetings.

 
 

What does the City of Dayton Commission do?

The Dayton City Commission is comprised of the Mayor and four Commissioners. Each City Commission member is elected at-large on a non-partisan basis for four-year, over-lapping terms. All policy items are decided by the City Commission, which is empowered by the City Charter to pass ordinances and resolutions, adopt regulations and appoint the City Manager.

 

The Commission-Manager Plan, a form of government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials with the strong managerial experience of an appointed city manager. All power and authority to set policy rest with an elected governing body, the Mayor and Commissioners. The Commission in turn hires a nonpartisan manager who runs the organization. 

How the Commission-Manager Plan Works
The elected City Commission members represent their community and develop a long-range vision for its future. They establish policies that affect the overall operation of the community and are responsive to residents’ needs and wishes. To ensure that these policies are carried out and that the entire community is equitably served, the governing body appoints a professional manager on the basis of his/her education, experience, skills, and abilities (and not their political allegiances). If the manager is not responsive to the governing body, it has the authority to terminate the manager at any time.

The City Commission appoints four full time positions: The City Manager, The Director of the Commission Office, Secretary and Chief Examiner, nd Human Relations Council Executive Director.

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Shelley Dickstein

City Manager

Ariel Walker

Director of the

Commission Office

Regina D. Blackshear

City Clerk

Ken Thomas

Secretary and Chief Examiner

Erica Fields

Executive Director of Human Relations Councils

You can contact the Mayor and Commissioners via email or by attending a Commission meeting. Commission meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month and  8:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Click the "Learn More" button learn more about the Commissions .

The Commission has control over:

  • City Manager;

  • All City Departments;

  • Dayton local laws;

  • Street traffic cameras;

  • Water services;

  • Trash services;

  • Sidewalk & Street repairs;

  • Dayton International Airport;

  • Dayton Public Departments; and

  • Dayton Fire Department.

The Commission does not control :

  • Highways;

  • Property Taxes;

  • Sale of Privately Owned Property in Dayton;

  • Montgomery County Sheriff;

  • Montgomery County Jail;

  • Montgomery County Courts; 

  • Dayton Metro Libraries;

  • Montgomery County Jobs & Family Services; and

  • Dayton Public Schools.

Dayton Municipal Court

 The court can only preside over incidents that occurred in the City of Dayton. The court has subject matter jurisdiction over

  • a violation of any ordinance of the City of Dayton;

  • any state of Ohio statutory misdemeanor or traffic violation committed in Dayton;

  • civil cases when the amount in dispute is $15,000 or less;

  • for small claims cases when the amount in dispute is $6,000 or less;

  • Property evictions in the City of Dayton; and

  • jurisdiction to preside over preliminary hearings for felony cases that occur in the City of Dayton.

 

Five full-time judges serve on the Dayton Municipal Court. Each judge is elected on a nonpartisan ballot to serve a six-year term of office. Judges must be attorneys, required to have practiced law for a minimum of six years and be residents of the City of Dayton. All judges are sworn to administer justice in every case and to ensure that the cases before them are conducted in an impartial and equitable manner. Annually, the judges elect a Presiding Judge and an Administrative Judge. These judges meet regularly with the Court Administrator to review the operations and policies of the court.

 

Two full-time magistrates are appointed by the court to hear certain civil cases, small claims cases, eviction procedures and initial appearances for defendants summoned in for arraignment. They also preside over minor traffic and criminal cases.

The Dayton Municipal Court appoints three full-time positions: Court Administrator and Magistrates.

The Dayton Municipal Court has control over:

  • Evictions;

  • Traffic violations;

  • License Intervention Programs;

  • Traffic Safety Program;

  • Electronic Home Detention;

  • John's School;

  • Offender Chemical Dependency Education;

  • Sexually-Oriented Supervision; &

  • Stopping the Violence program'

The Dayton Municipal Court does not control:

  • Criminal cases;

  • Lawsuits over $15,000;

  • Divorce, dissolution, legal separation, annulment, and civil domestic violence;

  • Juvenile offenses;

  • Guardianship;

  • Wills, estates, or Trust; &

  • Child support.

Clerk of Court's Office

The Clerk of Court’s Office is the repository of public records for the Dayton Municipal Court. The Clerk, elected by the citizens of Dayton to a six year term, with his management and support staff of 42 full-time and 2 part-time Deputy Clerks, ensure the tasks of the office are adhered to and carried out as set forth in the Ohio Revised Code. Established administrative functions and legal processes ensure that the municipal court case documentation is recorded and maintained appropriately for the public record.

 

The Clerk of Court’s Office, serving in the appointed capacity as the Jury Commission for the Dayton Municipal Court, manages the administration, certification, and notification for approximately 8,500 prospective jurors annually. Summonses are issued for individuals to appear at court for jury duty on an as needed basis. Municipal court jury trials are short in duration, usually lasting only one or two days

What do Trotwood School Board Members Do?

In a nutshell, school board members set educational goals and establish policies for the school system based upon state laws and community values. The most important responsibility of a school board is to employ a superintendent and treasurer and hold them responsible for managing the schools in accordance with the school board’s policies. The superintendent reports to the School Board members.

Three (3) votes out of five (5) are required to approve recommendations by the superintendent.

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Dr. Reva Cosby Superintendent

Board members do:

  • Make decisions on Hiring, evaluating, and terminating a superintendent and treasurer;

  • Setting district policy;

  • Planning student services;

  • Adopting curriculum;

  • Establishing budgets;

  • Acting in the best interest of the school district and within the scope of their legal authority; and

  • Creating community relations programs. 

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Janice Allen

Treasurer

Board members do not :

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of a school district; 

  • Board members are not education professionals.

  • They do not evaluate staff, other than the superintendent and treasurer;

  • They are not involved in employment interviews, other than those of the superintendent, business manager and treasurer. 

The Board of Education meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

  • First Thursday - Work Session to review recommendations of the Superintendent and Treasurer.

  • Third Thursday - Regular Meeting to take action on the recommendations from the Work Session.

What does the Trotwood City Council do?

The City of Trotwood’s legislative branch is composed of an elected Mayor and 6 Council Members, with 2 elected at-large and 4 from specific city districts. All 7 Council Members have an equal vote and serve 4-year terms.  All policy items are decided by the City Council, which is empowered by the City Charter to pass ordinances and resolutions, adopt regulations and appoint the City Manager.

 

The Council-Manager Plan, a form of government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials with the strong managerial experience of an appointed city manager. All power and authority to set policy rest with an elected governing body, the Mayor and Council Members. The City Council in turn hires a nonpartisan manager who runs the organization. 

How the Council-Manager Plan Works
The elected City Council members represent their community and develop a long-range vision for its future. They establish policies that affect the overall operation of the community and are responsive to residents’ needs and wishes. To ensure that these policies are carried out and that the entire community is equitably served, the governing body appoints a professional manager on the basis of his/her education, experience, skills, and abilities (and not their political allegiances). If the manager is not responsive to the governing body, it has the authority to terminate the manager at any time.

The City Council appoints four full time positions: The City Manager and The Clerk of Council.

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Quincy E. Pope, Sr.

City Manager

Kara B. Landis

Clerk of Council

You can contact the Mayor and City Council via email or by attending a City Council meeting.

 

Regular Meetings

  • Regular meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  (unless a holiday)

  • Workshops are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. (unless a holiday)

  • Location:

    Trotwood Community and Cultural Arts Center
    4000 Lake Center Drive
    Trotwood, OH 45426

The Council has control over:

  • City Manager;

  • All City Departments;

  • Trotwood local laws;

  • Street traffic cameras;

  • Water services;

  • Trash services;

  • Sidewalk & Street repairs;

  • Trotwood Public Departments; and

  • Trotwood Fire Department.

The Commission does not control :

  • Anything in the City of Dayton;

  • Highways;

  • Property Taxes;

  • Sale of Privately Owned Property in Trotwood;

  • Montgomery County Sheriff;

  • Montgomery County Jail;

  • Montgomery County Courts; 

  • Dayton Metro Libraries;

  • Montgomery County Jobs & Family Services; and

  • Trotwood Public Schools.

What do Jefferson Township School Board Members Do?

In a nutshell, school board members set educational goals and establish policies for the school system based upon state laws and community values. The most important responsibility of a school board is to employ a superintendent and treasurer and hold them responsible for managing the schools in accordance with the school board’s policies. The superintendent reports to the School Board members.

Three (3) votes out of five (5) are required to approve recommendations by the superintendent.

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Dr. Reva Cosby Superintendent

Board members do:

  • Make decisions on Hiring, evaluating, and terminating a superintendent and treasurer;

  • Setting district policy;

  • Planning student services;

  • Adopting curriculum;

  • Establishing budgets;

  • Acting in the best interest of the school district and within the scope of their legal authority; and

  • Creating community relations programs. 

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Janice Allen

Treasurer

Board members do not :

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of a school district; 

  • Board members are not education professionals.

  • They do not evaluate staff, other than the superintendent and treasurer;

  • They are not involved in employment interviews, other than those of the superintendent, business manager and treasurer. 

The Board of Education meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

  • First Thursday - Work Session to review recommendations of the Superintendent and Treasurer.

  • Third Thursday - Regular Meeting to take action on the recommendations from the Work Session.

What does the Jefferson Township Trustee Board do?

The City of Trotwood’s legislative branch is composed of an elected Mayor and 6 Council Members, with 2 elected at-large and 4 from specific city districts. All 7 Council Members have an equal vote and serve 4-year terms.  All policy items are decided by the City Council, which is empowered by the City Charter to pass ordinances and resolutions, adopt regulations and appoint the City Manager.

 

The Council-Manager Plan, a form of government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials with the strong managerial experience of an appointed city manager. All power and authority to set policy rest with an elected governing body, the Mayor and Council Members. The City Council in turn hires a nonpartisan manager who runs the organization. 

How the Council-Manager Plan Works
The elected City Council members represent their community and develop a long-range vision for its future. They establish policies that affect the overall operation of the community and are responsive to residents’ needs and wishes. To ensure that these policies are carried out and that the entire community is equitably served, the governing body appoints a professional manager on the basis of his/her education, experience, skills, and abilities (and not their political allegiances). If the manager is not responsive to the governing body, it has the authority to terminate the manager at any time.

The City Council appoints four full time positions: The City Manager and The Clerk of Council.

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Quincy E. Pope, Sr.

City Manager

Kara B. Landis

Clerk of Council

You can contact the Mayor and City Council via email or by attending a City Council meeting.

 

Regular Meetings

  • Regular meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  (unless a holiday)

  • Workshops are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. (unless a holiday)

  • Location:

    Trotwood Community and Cultural Arts Center
    4000 Lake Center Drive
    Trotwood, OH 45426

The Council has control over:

  • City Manager;

  • All City Departments;

  • Trotwood local laws;

  • Street traffic cameras;

  • Water services;

  • Trash services;

  • Sidewalk & Street repairs;

  • Trotwood Public Departments; and

  • Trotwood Fire Department.

The Commission does not control :

  • Anything in the City of Dayton;

  • Highways;

  • Property Taxes;

  • Sale of Privately Owned Property in Trotwood;

  • Montgomery County Sheriff;

  • Montgomery County Jail;

  • Montgomery County Courts; 

  • Dayton Metro Libraries;

  • Montgomery County Jobs & Family Services; and

  • Trotwood Public Schools.