Community Ambassadors

Each year, the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau recognizes five outstanding event/meeting planners who were instrumental in bringing their organization’s event to Dayton/Montgomery County over the past year.  Meeting and event planners are the key decision makers when it comes to selecting a destination or site for a group’s convention or event.
Each of the five individuals is presented with an official leather flight jacket, from Dayton, the Birthplace of Aviation.  The 2019 award recipients, and the events they hosted in Dayton/Montgomery County, are:

2019 CAA Recipients

Photo (L to R):  Dr. Hunter Phillips Goodman - 2018 Impact National Conference, Barry Jones - Family Life/Weekend to Remember Conference, Jacquelyn Y. Powell – President & CEO, Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau, Greg Gust - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Bowling Tournament, Carol Goland - Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association Annual Conference, and Dave Blake - Fifteenth Air Force Bomb Group Reunion


Learn more about their events and their impact on Dayton/Montgomery County by watching the videos:




Meetings and conventions are big business!  Events and meetings hosted last year in Dayton and Montgomery County generated approximately $68 million in economic impact. Those dollars have enormous, positive impact on our economy.