This award honors a Dayton resident whoexemplifies vision and compassion toward neighborhood and community. The winner will be recognized during the CityLinks Neighborhood Leadership Conference luncheon, held April 10,
2015, at 1700 S. Patterson Blvd. on the University of Dayton River Campus.
Before her passing, Mattie Davis held a major position in organizing the Edgemont Neighborhood Coalition in 1978. She also played a lead role in producing the award-winning Edgemont Solar Garden. Joe Kanak was involved in virtually everyinitiative sponsored by the Northeast Priority Board and Old North Dayton Development Corporation. He was the second recipient of the Mattie Davis Community Builders Award. Following his passing,
Kanak’s name was added to the award in tribute to his memory and legacy. The accomplishments of both Davis and Kanak are an inspiration to Dayton residents and future community leaders.
Do you know someone who exemplifies compassionand dedication to the community? Would you like to nominate that person for their leadership efforts within the city or a neighborhood?