Council Profiles

Mayor Darreyl D. Davis

Darreyl D. Davis was elected as Trotwood Mayor in November, 2007. He and wife Teena have lived in Trotwood for more than 21 years, and he is past Vice-President of the Westbrooke Homeowners Association. They are very proud of their 5 children – Jewell, Philizia, Madison, Darreyl, Jr., and Maurice, and take great joy in their 3 grandchildren – Charles, Savon and Ethan. Mr. and Mrs. Davis are active members of the Mt. Olive United Church of Christ. Darreyl was re-elected to the Trotwood City as Member At Large in November 2003, having first been elected in 1999.

“I would like to thank Trotwood citizens for giving me this important honor to serve our City,” says Mayor Davis. “My mission is to serve the residents of Trotwood by building and maintaining a strong, safe and efficient community. By enhancing partnerships with government and private entities to foster economic and community development, placing more emphasis on identifying our assets and strengths. Successful cities are constructed and revitalized from their strengths. By using our strengths, assets and resources we can enhance our economic tax position, without compromising Trotwood’s identity. Trotwood was and still is a regional leader. The Salem Mall was Trotwood’s retail powerhouse, and now that time is behind us and we must look to the future and identify our new brand.”

Mayor Davis has been working successfully as a Certified Public Manager for the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Planning and Construction Administration for nearly 25 years. Before that, his education featured: Jefferson Township High School; the Miami Valley Career Technology Center; Sinclair Community College; and the U.S. Army College of Communication and Computer Sciences. During his lengthy public career he has attended: the Ohio Leadership Academy; the Ohio Military Academy; the Ohio Municipal League Leadership Training Academy: the John Glenn Institute of Public Service and Public Policy; and the National League of Cities Leadership Institute.

“In this day and time, Trotwood faces new challenges it hasn’t faced before and these challenges will be met by innovative, creative and forward thinking,” continues Mayor Davis. “Fellow citizens, no matter how many negative headlines or political shenanigans they throw at us we must believe passionately in our city. Trotwood’s future won’t be decided by others, and our destiny will not be decided by random fate. This city’s future course lies squarely in the hands of you, ‘the citizens’. So let’s step up together and face the tough challenges that may lie before us.”

Mr. Davis served Honorably in the United States Army Reserves and the Ohio Army National Guard. He enjoys several professional memberships to: the United States Army Signal Corps; the American Society of Certified Public Managers; the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, the Ohio Economic Advisory Board; the Ohio Minority Officers and NCO’s Association; the Miami Valley International Trade Association; the Trotwood Round Ball Association; the Townview Neighborhood Empowerment Organizing Board and the Townview Community Development Corporation. Darreyl is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and a National League of Cities (NLC) Bronze Leadership Fellow, and was appointed by the NLC Board to their Panel on Community and Regional Development.

Concludes Davis, “I respect the diversity, talent and ideas of all our community members, which I consider the city’s most valuable resource. I honor the right of every citizen and organization to contribute, and as a matter of fact I hope you do. I will need your help. With a stronger-more aggressive, proactive business approach, and being performance and results driven we can achieve positive results and meet your expectations of being a prosperous city. Lastly remember this, prosperity is not a ‘gift’ for any government to bestow upon its people – rather, prosperity is the result of our people realizing their fullest potential. Let’s show the world how great Trotwood really is, not what it’s perceived to be! Thank You and God bless!”

For more information please contact Clerk of Council Lois Singleton at (937) 854-7212 or

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