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Dayton Region Priority Development & Advocacy Committee Seeks Community Project Submissions


September 25, 2019

DAYTON, Ohio - The Dayton Region Priority Development & Advocacy Committee (PDAC) is currently seeking community or government-based projects that will benefit the people of the Dayton Region as part of the annual project prioritization process. 

A questionnaire is now available online at allowing project sponsors to submit information about projects. All submissions must be received by Friday, November 1, 2019 to be considered and prioritized.

PDAC seeks projects that benefit residents of the Dayton region, impact its quality of life, encourage business growth, and strengthen the community’s relationship with local military installations. The process allows community leaders to evaluate projects and establish a list of regional priorities that allows the region to “speak with one voice” when presenting priorities to state and federal officeholders and other decision makers. All submissions will be referred to one of five Review Panels for evaluation. These Review Panels are: Defense; Economic Development; Hospitals, Health Care & Social Services; Quality of Life; and Transportation & Government Services. After reviewing the projects, each Review Panel submits recommendations to the full PDAC, which is made up of about 25 business, educational, and government leaders from throughout the Dayton Region, for final consideration.

“The Dayton Region’s PDAC process highlights the collaborative spirit of our community and the dedication of our leaders to advocating for the region’s future,” said Doug Compton, Dayton City Executive and Commercial Banking Team Lead for Fifth Third Center and Chair of the Dayton Region PDAC. “Each year, the projects submitted provide an inspiring look into how our community strives to create new economic opportunities and enhance our quality of life.” 

Project sponsors must complete an online project questionnaire to participate in the PDAC process.  Sponsors should be prepared to provide detailed information about their projects. All project information will be posted on the Coalition’s website for public review.  For more information on the overall process, go to

“The best way to advocate for our community is to build support for common goals. PDAC helps the community find projects that will have the most significant impact in the Dayton Region,” said Jeff Hoagland, President and CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition. “There are so many people in working to make our community a better place to live, and PDAC helps us speak with one voice to our state and federal delegations about the support we need.”

The PDAC, which is staffed by the Dayton Development Coalition, will complete a final review and approval of project rankings. Projects rankings will be forwarded to Ohio House and Senate members for consideration in the fiscal year 2021-2022 Capital Budget Bill. Projects will also be submitted to the Ohio Congressional delegation in time for the Region’s Annual Fly-In to Washington DC, tentatively scheduled for April 2020.  

More information on the PDAC process, as well as submission instructions, can be found on the Coalition’s webpage. Questions can also be directed to Amy Schrimpf at or 937-229-9066.


The Dayton Development Coalition (DDC) is the leading economic development organization for the 14-county Dayton region. Working closely with public and private regional partners, its mission is to recruit, expand and retain jobs. The DDC and the Dayton region ranked as the nation’s top metro for economic development in 2008, 2009 and 2012 and runner-up in 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2018. With the State’s largest single-site employer in its backyard, the DDC is also focused on advocating for the critical missions at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and supporting the work of the United States Air Force. The DDC was ranked as America’s top military community, being honored with the 2015 Community Excellence Award from the Association of Defense Communities – a testament to the collaborative efforts in support of Wright-Patt, America’s #1 Air Force Base as ranked by the Air Force Times (2014).

For any questions regarding the DDC, contact Shannon Joyce Neal at (937) 723-2047. 

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