When I got out of the Army, and came to Dayton back in 1983, I had to work with Congressman Tony Hall’s office on some things. It was there that I met Dan Foley. He was a young aide, handling military affairs.
Fast forward: 23 years later, he’s being sworn in as County Commissioner.

In his acceptance speech, in front of the power brokers, politicos, movers and shakers, he said he wanted to focus on our area’s strengths- and that he got this list- and kept it as a reminder, from this site- and pointed me out by name. It came totally as a surprise. I think he was speaking about this post.
Dan didn’t have to do that, but, it was a nice gesture, and reminded me of why I take the time to post my thoughts to start these discussions.

While some of you comment, and sign your name, and some read and never leave any indication that they were here- there are a lot of people reading this site, passing some of the ideas around- and that’s a good thing.

I’m optimistic about our future- with fresh new leadership- I think we can see big changes. The thing to remember is it doesn’t have to be a whole bunch of home runs- singles can win the game. We just have to become consistent at the plate.

It’s up to our leaders to start focusing on the positive and build on our strengths. I’m looking forward to watching Dan lead the way.


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