My Story

Richard Biehl

Director and Chief of Police, Dayton Police Department

With over three decades of public and community service, Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl has gained a unique perspective on the importance of creating a welcoming environment for immigrants.

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Dr. Migwe Kimemia

Program Director, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) –Dayton Office

After a unique life journey that’s taken him from East Africa to Southwest Ohio, Migwe Kimemia has emerged as an inspiring force in Dayton’s diverse cultural landscape.

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Scott Reeve

President, Composite Advantage

Composite Advantage makes lightweight, low-maintenance bridge decks for vehicles and pedestrians. But, President Scott Reeve is also well known as a man who builds bridges to Dayton’s immigrant community.

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Bor Jang

CEO, Angstron Materials, Nanotek Instruments

When Taiwanese Bor Jang first came to the United States in 1976, he found himself lost in an airport in South Bend, Indiana, barely able to speak English.

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Tim Kambitsch

Executive Director, Dayton Metro Library

For well over a decade, the Dayton Metro Library has been the primary resource for news and information for new immigrants. Executive Director, Tim Kambitsch, details the services the library provides.

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Lori Ward

Superintendent, Dayton Public Schools

There are more than 600 English as a Second Language (ESL) students in the Dayton Public Schools system. As superintendent at DPS, Ms. Ward has put multiple initiatives into place to welcome students of all nationalities.

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Dr. Dan Curran

President, University of Dayton

Prior to 2005, the University of Dayton enrolled fewer than 300 international students. Now, with Dr. Dan Curran at the helm, more than 1,500 students from around the globe attend the university, making U.D. one of our region’s most significant ambassadors to the world.

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Alvaro Maurice

CEO, Conquistador Consulting LLC

Venezuelan native Al Maurice came to Dayton through Wright-Patterson Air Force Base with his parents. He developed a passion for Dayton that led him to start his own consulting business and become heavily involved in planning for the city’s future.

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Frank Perez

Retired CEO, Kettering Health Network

Cuban native Frank Perez, former CEO of Kettering Health Network, is the personification of the American Dream. He and his family fled Cuba under Castro’s regime; he came to America with nothing and became a towering success and a respected community leader.

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Dayton World Soccer Games

Welcome Dayton is excited to announce the 2014 Dayton World Soccer Games will take place on September 12 and 13 at Action Sports Center. An event organized by the City of Dayton’s Recreation and Youth Services and Welcome Dayton, the tournament is an annual event that brings together immigrant and native communities to celebrate our diversity and good-willed competition.

DaytonWorldSoccer.org recently combined with our website here at welcomedayton.org. You can now find all Dayton World Soccer info at welcomedayton.org/soccer, or by clicking “soccer” in the main menu or the DWSG logo at the bottom of any Welcome Dayton page.

Immigration Facts

Get more information on the impact of immigration in the U.S. and Ohio–information that has helped shape our vision for Dayton’s future.

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Community Role

Welcome Dayton is not just another government program.  It’s a community-wide effort that involves individuals, businesses and organizations.

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History

A timeline looking back at the development of Dayton’s immigrant friendly city plan from its inception.

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