Our Commitment to Ending Racial Inequity and Injustice
The Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau applauds the Dayton City Commissioners and the Montgomery County Commissioners for passing resolutions declaring racism a public health crisis. We stand united with our elected officials, businesses, and citizens in working to eliminate systemic racism and social injustice.
Our community, nation, and world are in pain after witnessing the senseless killing of George Floyd and countless others. As individuals, as an organization, as a Board, and as members of this community, we will not be silent, and we must be a part of solutions for change.
Over the past few weeks, the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau has listened intently to our employees, Board members, partners, and our community as a whole. Our organization has prided itself on aggressively working to attract multi-cultural groups to our community for events, conferences, and conventions, but we must commit to do more and do it now.
We will be a part of the conversations to enact cultural change as it relates to racism.
We will be more engaged with our local education partners to ensure Black populations are exposed to employment opportunities, from introductory to senior-level, in the hospitality and tourism industry.
We will do more to promote Black-owned businesses in Dayton and Montgomery County.
We will work with our community on strategies to attract Black visitors and events to the greater Dayton region.
We commit to developing a deeper understanding of systemic racism so that we can serve as agents of change in the fight against racial inequity and injustice.
The collective efforts of our community will bring change, but our words must lead to action. The Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau Board and its employees stand ready to be a part of that change.
The Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to highlight the many black-owned businesses in Dayton and Montgomery County. Discover Dayton by shopping, eating, drinking, or finding specific services at these businesses!