The end of December will end my 20 years of service to the City of Dayton - sixteen years on council and four years as mayor. We have accomplished a lot and I am very proud of the work we have done over the past four years.
At this time I would like to thank City Manager Michael Giffen and all the staff for the outstanding job they have done in my tenure as Mayor. Thanks also to Donna Leger and Tammy Cornett for all of their activities and hard work they have done for the citizens of Dayton through Kite Fest, Easter Egg Hunt, Light up Dayton, and Music Fest.
I want to thank Chief David Halfhill and the Dayton Police Department for an exceptional job of protecting the citizens of Dayton. I wish Fire Chief Chris Adkins the best of luck. He has already shown such great leadership and I look forward to watching his career progress.
Without Jeff Haas, Bill Burns, Denny Lynn, Ben Baker and Jeff Volter we would not have accomplished many of the improvements that have taken place in Dayton over the past four years. Thank you, gentlemen, for all of your support.
I would like to take this time to thank Karen Strickley for her support and loyalty, as well as Sara Bin and Jeff Haas for the thankless job they did on the Fire Department Bellevue-Dayton Fire Board.
Finally, I would like to thank my family and the citizens who supported me. I leave my term as mayor with Dayton stronger and more vibrant. I wish the new mayor and council the best. I look forward to their efforts to keep the city of Dayton moving forward.
Mayor Ben Baker
Ben Baker is currently serving his first term as mayor after two consecutive terms on Dayton City Council. Mr. Baker lives on historic 6th Avenue and enjoys the walkable nature of Dayton as well as it’s many friendly streets.