CityLinks 2014

Moving Dayton Forward:
New Ideas, New Initiatives

Friday, April 11, 2014 • University of Dayton River Campus

Are you ready to move Dayton forward? Can you push hard enough to get the job done? The time is now to make choices and take chances so that we can envision changes in our neighborhood. Come network, hear awesome presenters and be enlightened by a powerful keynote speaker. We invite you to register for this event with the form located in the For More Information box on this page.

Jeff HoaglandKeynote speaker:

Jeff Hoagland is the president and CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition. The coalition is the Dayton region’s economic development organization and principal public advocate. Hoagland worked in the Montgomery County Community and Economic Development office for five years. He has also worked for the city of Kettering, where he held several key positions including assistant city manager.

In 2004, Hoagland joined the city of Vandalia as its city manager, a role he held until joining the Dayton Development Coalition in December 2010 as the executive vice president of operations. He assumed the role of president and CEO in June 2011. Hoagland graduated with a B.S. in political science from the University of Dayton and a Master of Public Administration from Wright State University. He is very active in the community and sits on a number of local boards.

Workshops include:
  • Restorative Justice: One Urban School's Experience
  • Pecha Kucha "PK"
  • Shaking Assets from the Neighborhood Tree
Mattie Davis & Joe Kanak Community Builders Award

This annual award honors a person in the Dayton community for their dedication to neighborhood and community. The award is presented during the conference. Choose the Community Builders Award link from the For More Information box to learn more.

CityLinks 2014 Planning Committee


  • Char Cook Robinson, Fitz Center for Leadership in Community
  • Don Vermillion, Fitz Center for Leadership in Community
  • Ray Alexander, City of Dayton
  • John Bennett, Community Action Partnership
  • Patty Higgins, Community Liaison
  • Verletta Jackson, City of Dayton
  • Polly Long, Fitz Center for Leadership in Community
  • Judy Zimmerman, Grafton Hills Community Development Corporation

Contact Us

For more information about CityLinks 2014, please contact:

Char Cook Robinson
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