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Gary Leitzell

Gary Leitzell is the current mayor of the city of Dayton, Ohio. Leitzell was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania in 1961. His father was a former member ... More »Gary Leitzell is the current mayor of the city of Dayton, Ohio. Leitzell was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania in 1961. His father was a former member of the U.S. Air Force who worked in a steel mill; his mother was a British overseas bride. Leitzell moved as a child to Chippenham, England in 1970, where he attended a public grammar school. Leitzell graduated from the University of London with a bachelor's degree in geology in 1982 and returned to the United States to reacquaint himself with a father whom he had not seen in twelve years. Leitzell then worked in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area in several sales and sales management positions until 1994. After two layoffs and one merger within the first ten years of his entering the corporate workforce, he made the decision to pursue a hobby-related business (miniature painting) in 1994, a decision that allowed him the opportunity to travel throughout the United States. In late 1994, he moved to Dayton, Ohio. In Dayton Leitzell became... [ Wikipedia ]

Commission raise pits Whaley against Leitzell

Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell and mayor-elect Nan Whaley had a disagreement over commission pay at the Dayton City Commission meeting. The Dayton City Commission meeting was briefly heated Wednesday as outgoing mayor Gary Leitzell and mayor-elect Nan Whaley disagreed over commission ...

Dayton is ‘evolving,’ Mayor says in annual speech

Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell says that though challenges remain, the city is in the process of reinventing itself. In his “State of the City” speech at the Ahiska American Turkish Community Center of Dayton Thursday night, Leitzell said the city’s budget surplus has allowed it to ...

Dayton officials support immigration reform

Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell said immigrant populations have benefitted the city, noting the city’s Ahiska Turkish population in Old North Dayton, which grew from 150 families to 450 families in three years, accounting for 24 percent of naturalizations in the area. Leitzell is a ...

Report: Dayton mayor to seek a second term

Date: Friday, September 28, 2012, 2:14pm EDT - Last Modified: Friday, September 28, 2012, 2:15pm EDT Gary Leitzell, mayor of the city of Dayton, will seek a second term in office, according to WDTN.com. “Due to an overwhelming majority of people that I have spoken with, I have decided to ...

New Dayton mayor sworn in, unveils top priorities

Whaley, who has spent two terms as a city commissioner, replaces outgoing mayor Gary Leitzell. As she took to the podium, Whaley pushed education as a top issue she will tackle in the next four year, and said it would be important to focus on Dayton Public Schools, where the city and ...

STRUGGLING CITIES LOOK TO IMMIGRANTS FOR RENEWAL

In 2010, Shakhbandarov told the newly elected mayor, Gary Leitzell, that he was thinking of asking Turkish immigrants across the United States to settle here. Most of the Turks in Dayton are refugees who fled persecution in Russia and other former Soviet bloc countries. Leitzell ...

2012 Road Trip Day 13: Why Can’t Government Get the Easy Stuff Right?

The Independent Mayor of Dayton, Gary Leitzell, was there. But the meeting really began to rock when two women, the mothers of returning veterans described the problems their sons have faced back home. Manetta Tucker, who had spent most of her career as an executive for an appliance ...

Whaley elected Dayton mayor, many incumbents return for new terms

She will succeed Gary Leitzell as mayor of the city and begin her four-year term in 2014. “Today, the people of Dayton have chosen to face our challenges not with an attitude of defeat and despair, but with a sense of hope and opportunity,” Whaley said to a group of supporters at the ...

Dayton GE project dubbed best in Ohio

“The project represents the university’s long-term commitment and collaboration with the city and many other stakeholders to return this gateway area to being a thriving economic engine of the city,” said Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell in a letter, terming the project a “signature ...

$8.9 Million Investment by UnitedHealthcare in Partnership with U.S. Bank Helps Bring New Affordable...

Bank; Idotha "Bootsie" Neal, President, Wright Dunbar Inc.; Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell; Reverend John Allen, Tabernacle Mission Baptist Church; Alphonzio Prude, CEO, Greater Dayton Premier Management; and Whitney Weller, SVP of Development, Michaels Development Company (Photo: Larry ...

Foreign officials to visit Dayton-area sites

They will meet with both Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell and Montgomery County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman. The visit is part of a program sponsored by the U.S. State Department that brings in foreign nationals to show them American culture and government functions. “The American Corners ...

Ohio town wants to implement massive aerial surveillance program

"It's basically educating the public about what this technology will actually do and what it can't do," Mayor Gary Leitzell told Dayton Daily News after a February meeting. "I think the public has a right to know, so they feel comfortable with our choice of using technology to help our ...

Construction to begin on new 60-family apartment complex

“The City of Dayton continues to invest Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds and other resources in neighborhood revitalization,” said Gary Leitzell, mayor of Dayton, in a statement. “This new development is a great step forward.” The four-acre community is designed to complement the ...

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City of Dayton named one of Ohio’s healthiest cities

“Dayton has taken a number of steps to make it easier for residents to walk and bike, and even more actions will be taken in the years ahead as we continue to implement the Livable Streets policy,” said Mayor Gary Leitzell. “These initiatives and others are models for what communities ...

July 2012 Is Guided by Voices Month in Dayton, Ohio

July 2012 Is Guided by Voices Month in Dayton, Ohio Gary Leitzell, the Mayor of Dayton, Ohio has declared July 2012 Guided By Voices month. The proclamation states that GBV have "established themselves as one of the most influential bands to ever come out of Dayton, Ohio," and the band ...

Wilbur Wright's Life Celebrated

Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell declared this ‘Wilbur Wright Day’ opening a year long celebration with eight events scheduled throughout the year in conjunction with Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. Mayor Leitzell summarized Wilbur Wright’s life was one consequence. ...

Mayor Leitzell and Dayton Chamber discuss regional benefits of immigration reform

DAYTON, Ohio, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell and Chris Kershner of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce joined Jeremy Robbins, Director of the Partnership for a New American Economy, on a press call in support of comprehensive immigration reform. ...

2 Democrats compete for mayor in SW Ohio city

Wagner claimed the top two spots in the May primary runoff election that pitted them against current Mayor Gary Leitzell (LEYET'-zuhl). Leitzell was eliminated after finishing third. Whaley and Wagner stress the need for job growth but differ on how to achieve it. Whaley says ...

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Immigrants Welcome Here

Melissa Bertolo, who heads the initiative for the city, recalled: “A man said to me, ‘This is the first time that my son has ever been asked to represent Turkey.’ He was very thankful.” In 2012, Dayton’s mayor, Gary Leitzell, traveled to Turkey with a group of local business leaders to ...

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Early voting then and now, John Boehner's 'Ohio Mafia' and more: Ohio Politics Roundup

In Dayton, Mayor Gary Leitzell, an independent, lost in the primary. That leaves two Democrats: City Commissioner Nan Whaley and former judge and Montgomery County auditor A.J. Wagner. The Ohio Democratic Party is backing Whaley. She and Wagner debated earlier this month. Here's Jeremy ...

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