Mayor Nan Whaley
Nan Whaley is proud to have chosen Dayton as her home. Originally from Indiana, Nan attended the University of Dayton and has lived in Dayton ever since. She has resided in the Five Oaks neighborhood since 2001 where she recently purchased a house with her husband, Sam.
Nan’s career is distinguished by her commitment to public service, civic involvement and interest in local government. First elected to the Dayton City Commission in 2005, Nan was the youngest women ever chosen for a commission seat. Nan served on the Montgomery County Board of Elections and as a deputy to Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith. She is a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and a graduate of Leadership Miami Valley. She currently serves on Greater Ohio’s Community Revitalization Committee, the Learn to Earn Executive Committee for Education, the Montgomery County Planning Commission and the Dayton Access Television Board of Trustees.
Nan is the founder of the Manufacturing Task Force; a regional effort committed to advocating for manufacturing and promoting a strong manufacturing workforce. Partners on the task force include: the Dayton Regional Manufacturers Association, Dayton Development Coalition, Sinclair Community Colleges and the AFL-CIO.
Nan is committed to making Dayton a bike and pedestrian friendly city. As chair of the Bike Walk Dayton Committee, Nan strives for Dayton to become a Bicycle Friendly Community. She is also a strong advocate for a county-wide landbank system to address the region’s housing crisis with a more regional approach and serves on the Montgomery County Landbank Board.
In addition, Nan has been committed to the political process in local, state and national elections. While in college, she was instrumental in reorganizing the College Democrats and later served as Ohio Chair of the College Democrats. She also served as Co-chair of the John Kerry campaign for Montgomery County and is a three time delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2000, 2004 and 2012. As an elector for Ohio’s Third Congressional District, Nan proudly cast an electoral vote for President Obama.
Nan has her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Dayton and received her Master’s of Public Administration from Wright State University where she has served as an Adjunct Professor.