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Community Workshops- Plan Our Future

banner-gp-phase2GOING PLACES – An Integrated Land Use Vision for the Miami Valley Region is a 4-year regional land use planning initiative designed to bring people together to build a clear and shared future land use framework to guide development in the Miami Valley Region.

Following the 3-phase process, the current effort is focused on collecting information from people who live and work in the Region about what they envision for the future of the Region.

Do you have a vision for the Miami Valley Region in the year 2040? YOUR ideas and innovations are needed to help make the Miami Valley Region a better place to live, work and play! Come and join the Going Places discussion at any of the workshops in your area to share YOUR vision!

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Get Ready To Ride, Ohio!


What if you could hop a train with friends in Columbus and relax until you get to the Browns game in Cleveland? How about cruising the rails from Dayton to Cincinnati while watching a movie or browsing Facebook on your iPhone… anything but the road.

Ready to ride? Let everyone know how you feel—because the Federal government wants to see our State’s support when deciding to fund Ohio’s 3-C “Quick Start” Project that will build a passenger rail system from Cincinnati to Dayton to Columbus to Cleveland.

When you sign up, you’ll also be putting your name on the invitation list for the First Trip Celebration.

Do You Know A Women Of Influence?

WOIPin1-150x150The YWCA Dayton is seeking nominations for its 2010 Women of Influence Awards. This award honors women in the greater Dayton community who have made a positive impact on the lives of people in the Miami Valley through their community service.

Nominations are accepted from the community and honorees are selected by a panel of community leaders. Nominees do not have to be active in the YWCA. They should reflect the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women and should also exemplify community spirit, leadership, volunteerism and making a difference in the lives of others. To nomiate a Woman of Influence, go to the YWCA Dayton website: www.ywcadayton.org and complete the online nomination form. Deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, December 4, 2009.

A luncheon celebration will be held on March 18, 2010 at the Dayton Convention Center to honor the award winners. For more information on tickets and sponsorship, please call Angie Hoschouer at 937-461-5550, ext. 179.

Dayton Region Rally

November 17th, 2009 | #:30 - 5:30 PM | Doors Open at 2:30 | University of Dayton Arena

We’re all in charge of our future, so let’s make it a positive one.
Join others in our community and become a part of this exciting event that highlights our regional strategy for growing jobs and celebrates all the opportunities available in our area. Hear how others are achieving success in the Dayton Region, and learn how you can get involved and do the same



A sneak peek at some of the Presenters

  • Kellen Winslow, Athletic Director at Central State University and NFL Hall of Famer
  • Joe Sciabica, SES, Executive Director, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Stacia Edwards, Director, Regional Workforce Transformation Consortium
  • Sean Creighton, Executive Director, SOCHE
  • Theresa Gasper, DaytonCREATE
  • Dr. Tom Lasley, Dean, UD School of Education, Edvention
  • Dr Mike Ervin, Oregon District – Downtown Dayton Plan

Be there for a chance to win a new car

With your online reservation, you are automatically entered for the chance to win a 2010 Buick LaCrosse. Must be present to win. View Details 2010 Buick LaCrosse

Pecha Kucha Volume 2

images-7You’re invited to a Pecha Kucha Night! Pecha what? Pecha Kucha. Pe-chawk-cha. Say it with confidence and the pronunciation doesn’t really matter. Devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham at Klein Dytham Architecture in 2003, Pecha Kucha Night is a way for designers and other creatives to present and discuss their work in 6 minutes and 40 seconds (20 slides – 20 seconds each). You’ll learn a lot. You’ll nosh. You might heckle a boring presenter. (We’re all friends, right?) Above all, you’ll meet people who share your passion for design – graphic designers, architects, city planners, artists.
Didn’t this already happen in August?
Bonus points to Mr. Payingattention! Pecha Kucha Night Dayton, Volume 1, kicked things off in late August. Volume 2 is being sponsored by AIA Dayton as this year’s Focus on Design lecture.
Sounds cool – when is it?
Pecha Kucha Night Dayton, Volume 2, will be held November 6, 2009 from 7:00pm – 11:00pm. It’s First Friday, so the galleries will be open too.
The Excelsior Building (next to Jay’s Seafood) at 207 E. 6th Street, Oregon District, Dayton, Ohio.
Sign me up!
Please RSVP to info@aiadayton.org. Admission, including food and drink, is $20 at the door. We can’t wait to meet you!

Greater Downtown Dayton Plan Open Sessions

timthumbThousands of Daytonians have contributed ideas to the Greater Downtown Dayton Plan, a strategic blueprint for creating a vibrant, thriving downtown. When the process to develop this plan was launched in January, the community was promised they’d have multiple opportunities to give their input ― and another of those opportunities will take place in early October.

More than 200 volunteers have been researching and developing preliminary recommendations for everything from creating a pedestrian-friendly downtown to expanding housing. Now, they’re seeking public input to help finalize these recommendations.

The public is invited to attend an open studio to give their input on the work done so far. All open studios will be held at 8 N. Main St., next to the National City Building near the corner of Third and Main streets. The times and dates are:

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3
• 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5
• 5 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5
• 7:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6

All open studios will begin with approximately an hour of presentations and discussion, followed by an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the preliminary recommendations, view maps and renderings, give their ideas, and more at their own pace. Attendees may stop in at any time during the open studios and stay as long as they like.

The Greater Downtown Dayton Plan is a public/private effort to establish a very tactical game plan for the future of Dayton’s urban core and identify collaborative strategies for creating a more vibrant city. More information about the Plan is available at http://www.facebook.com/l/bb2d8;www.downtowndayton.org, and on Oct. 1, the preliminary recommendations will be posted on this Web site.

Updayton Candidates Forum

The Dayton region’s young, creative professionals will meet with 2009 election candidates to talk about issues important to keeping young talent in the Miami Valley.

Thursday October 01, 2009
06:00 PM07:30 PM
Event Contact Info   Scott Murphy

Email: scottmurphy1@gmail.com
Phone: 643-0691

Cost:  Free

20. North Jefferson Street
Dayton, OH 45402 USA
Email: mk.burnside@gmail.com

High Speed Rail in Ohio?! Take the Survey!

With Ohio’s 3C “Quick Start” Passenger Rail Service, more than 60% of Ohio’s population will have increased travel options by 2011.

Trains, operating at up to 79 miles per hour in 2011 and up to 110 miles per hour in the future, will connect Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati, generating jobs and economic development along the way.

The service will be safe, efficient and cost effective, connecting Ohio to the nationally-prioritized Chicago Hub Network – all using federal stimulus dollars.

Make 3C a Reality.
Tell us why passenger should be expanded in Ohio.
Take a survey.

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