The Dayton Region Priority Development and Advocacy Committee (PDAC) process is organized to evaluate projects and establish a list of regional priorities and recommended projects that aids the community in speaking with one voice when pursuing funding opportunities.
The process is organized by the Dayton Region Priority Development and Advocacy Committee, a group of about 30 business, educational, and government leaders from throughout the Dayton Region and staffed by the Dayton Development Coalition.
Types of Projects Covered
Projects should be community or government-oriented. For example, constructing a building on a college campus, conducting research on a topic related to national security, supporting a program to provide health care to low income people, or funding an arts program. Other examples include supporting specific government agencies in the Dayton Region, such as funding a program at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, or the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Sponsors of any program which benefits the people of the Dayton Region are eligible.
Submit a Project
Projects wishing to be considered by the PDAC committee must have questionnaires submitted by close of business on Friday, November 16, 2012.
Once the form has been submitted, staff will send you a confirmation email that contains a copy of your submission. If you do not receive a response by the following business day, please contact Kelly Geers at 937-229-9066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How the Process Works
Step 1: Solicit projects
Project sponsors complete the appropriate project questionnaire by the submission deadline to be considered for categorization in the Dayton Region PDAC process.
Step 2: Review Panels consider and categorize projects
Review Panels are organized in the following way:
|Review Panel||Subject Areas||Coordinator||Contact|
|Defense||Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, national security, aerospace||Dayton Development Coalition||Joe Zeis,
|Economic Development||The creation, recruitment, retention, and expansion of high value jobs, research, and technology commercialization||Dayton Development Coalition||Jeff Hoagland,
|Hospitals & Healthcare||Hospitals, healthcare||Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association||Bryan Bucklew
|Quality of Life||Education, human services, and issues affecting children and families, arts, tourism, open space and recreation, regional amenities||Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce||Chris Kershner
|Transportation & Government Services||Surface, air, rail, transit, pedestrian transportation, and transportation-related, emergency services, criminal justice, first responders, community and neighborhood infrastructure||Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission||Don Spang,
Step 3: Public Input Session
Project information will be available for the public to review and comment. Public input will be made available to the Review Panels and Committee for consideration when determining the categorization of projects.
Step 4: Review Panels confirm lists of categorized projects
Review Panels will consider projects and develop a focused list of projects that address regional priorities. The list will not be ranked as different projects may be eligible for different sources of funding. Instead, projects will be evaluated and placed in one of three categories:
- Priority Projects. These projects will make a significant impact in the region, meet the need of the region, and are identified as ready for funding
- Recommended Projects. These projects are identified as meeting the needs of the region and are ready for funding.
- Reviewed Projects. These projects may have merit, but either do not fully meet regional goals or may not be ready for funding.
When placing projects in categories, the Review Panels and Committee will look at the following qualities:
- Economic growth potential
- Regional character
Step 5: PDAC reviews and confirms lists
The Dayton Region Priority Development and Advocacy Committee will assess (and may amend) the lists presented by the Review Panels and confirm the list of priority and recommended projects.