Dayton presents keys to city to public health officials: ‘You saved the city’

The keys were handed over during the first personal meeting of the city commission in around 15 months.

That honor is well deserved for their “amazing” public service, commitment to data and science, and all of the advice they gave the city leaders during a once-in-a-century emergency, Whaley said.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is handing out keys to the city to Health Commissioner Jeff Cooper, Medical Director Michael Dohn, and Terra Williams Health Promotion Director of Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery Counties. CORNELIUS FROLIK / EMPLOYEES

Public health is an important source of accurate and scientific information at a time of misinformation, said Dayton City Commissioner Matt Joseph.

“Your employees have done an excellent, incredible job during this time,” he said.

Communication was vital during the crisis and public health provided the city with important guidance on how to share information and the type of information that should be shared, said Shelley Dickstein, Dayton city manager.

Whaley previously gave Keys to the City to several longtime city officials and employees when they retired or resigned. She also gave the author a key to the city David McCullough, who wrote the book “The Wright Brothers”. “

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