The Dayton Region has one of the nation’s largest and oldest on-going, community-wide programs to take civic leaders to Washington, D.C. The annual tradition began with the inaugural trip to D.C. in 1984 under the leadership of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. Over the next four decades, the Fly-In has become a vital part of helping the federal government understand the needs of our local community.
The Fly-In is more than just a show of support for the community’s interests. The annual trip offers attendees an opportunity to learn more about Washington D.C., and the federal government. Attendees interact with government officials, speak with one voice in support of our federal installations, promote economic development, and help improve the quality of life for those living and doing business in the Dayton Region.
The annual Capitol Hill reception is a chance to mingle with members of the delegation and their staffs, as well as other government officials and Washington business leaders with an interest in Ohio. Each year, our sessions include presentations from the House and Senate Congressional delegation representing the Dayton Region.