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Dayton Region Priority Development & Advocacy Committee Seeks Community Project Submissions

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 close of business on Friday, November 9, 2018, 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 so the region can “speak with one voice” when presenting priorities to state and federal officeholders and other potential funders. All submissions will be self-referred to one of five Review Panels for evaluation. The Review Panels then submit their recommendations to the full committee for final consideration.


“The Dayton Region’s PDAC process gives our community an inclusive and transparent way to gather wide-spread support for key local projects,” said Doug Compton, Dayton City Executive and Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking for Fifth Third Center and Chair of the Dayton Region PDAC. “I encourage anyone who may have a community project to submit it for review.”


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  

“PDAC embodies the collaborative spirit of the Dayton Region,” said Jeff Hoagland, President and CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition. “We are grateful to the community leaders who give their time and expertise to this process, and their support and advocacy for so many important projects in our region.”

The Review Panels evaluate submissions in the following areas: Defense, Economic Development, Hospitals & Healthcare, Quality of Life, and Transportation & Government Services. Each Review Panel will evaluate the projects, and submit their reports to the full Priority Development and Advocacy Committee, which is made up of about 25 business, educational, and government leaders from throughout the Dayton Region. The PDAC, which is staffed by the Dayton Development Coalition, will complete a final review and approval of project rankings. The process is expected to be completed in time for the region’s Annual Fly-In to Washington, DC, tentatively scheduled for April 2019.

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