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Kettering-Moraine-Oakwood, OH


Recreation & Culture

photoA variety of recreational and cultural activities abound in the area. The City of Kettering has received the National Gold Medal Award for the best parks and recreation program in the nation. Numerous parks offer playing fields, jogging trails, bike paths, water access, gardens and picnic areas.

photoMoraine's Carl Gerhart Civic Center and Moraine Natatorium Swimming Pool provide year-round activities.

Oakwood's Community Center houses a Teen Center, Senior Citizen Health Center, and year-round classes for all ages and interests.

The Fraze Pavilion in Kettering brings some of the biggest names in the entertainment world to the tri-city area each year. A number of festivals and joint events are also hosted by the three cities including: Holiday At Home Parade, That Day In May Festival, and the Moraine Heritage Festival.

Museums located in the tri-cities or nearby include: Dayton Art Institute, Oakwood Historical Society, Kettering-Moraine Museum, and the United States Air Force Museum.

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Marilou Smith
Mayor, City of Kettering

So many factors influence the strength of a community–its people, its businesses and its desire to be the best. That's why the communities of Kettering, Oakwood and Moraine are such a great climate for business. You'll find people working together to champion industry, business and education opportunities. You'll find businesses working not only for their own success, but also to be good community neighbors.

And, you'll find a spirit that makes our communities thrive—a spirit of cooperation and innovation. The City of Kettering looks forward to continuing to work with the Kettering/Moraine/Oakwood Area Chamber of Commerce and all its members to ensure this area's continued success.

The City of Kettering operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor and six other Council members are elected on a nonpartisan basis for four-year terms. One Council member is elected from each of the city's four districts with the Mayor and two remaining Council members elected at-large.



photoRoger V. Matheny
Mayor, City of Moraine

The City of Moraine is very excited and proud of the achievements and dedication of the Kettering/Moraine/Oakwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

Tremendous efforts have been made in the spirit of cooperation to meet the needs of the business community, and to promote cooperation and education. We have all gained by the hard work of its members and the citizens of these three communities whose efforts have enhanced the quality of life for all of us.

We especially appreciate the help and support given by the Chamber to the City of Moraine. We look forward to continuing working together.



photoGretchen Bullock
Mayor, City of Oakwood

The City of Oakwood is proud to be part of the Kettering/Moraine/Oakwood Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber's commitment and efforts to promote cooperation, business development and education enhance the quality of life of each of our communities.

By working together we make all of our south Dayton communities better places to live and work. Continuing the work of the Kettering/Moraine/Oakwood Area Chamber of Commerce will assure continued success of all of our communities and their businesses. We look forward to working together.

Oakwood's City Council is made up of five nonpartisan members elected to four-year terms on an overlapping basis. The Mayor and Vice-Mayor are selected by fellow Council members for two-year terms.

For all the cities, the City Manager is appointed by the City Council as the chief operating officer for their cities.



Michael DeWine (R)
200 N. High Street, Room 405
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Room 140 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

George V. Voinovich (R)
200 N. High Street, Suite 600
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room B-34
Washington, D.C. 20510



Congressman Tony P. Hall (D)
200 West Second Street, Suite 501
Dayton, Ohio 45402
1432 Longworth Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515



Governor Robert A. Taft II (R)
77 S. High Street, 30th Floor
Columbus,Ohio 43266-0601

Lt. Governor Maureen O’Connor (R)
77 S. High Street, 30th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Anthony B. Whitmore
Governor's Economic Development Representative
1 South Main Street, Suite 2060
Dayton, Ohio 45402



The State House
Columbus, Ohio 43266-0604

Senator Charles F. Horn (R)
2323 Schantz Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45409
614-466-4538 Columbus

Representative Robert L. Corbin (R)
135 Shadybrook Drive
Dayton, Ohio 45459
614-466-6504 Columbus

Representative J. Donald Mottley (R)
1641 Longbow Lane
West Carrollton, Ohio 45449
614-644-6008 Columbus



Vicky Pegg (R), President
Don Lucas (R)
Charles J. Curran (D)

County Administration Building
451 West Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45422



  Kettering Moraine Oakwood
Population 60,152 6,179 9,091
Average Household 2.3 1.9 1.85
Median Age 36.7 34.5 43.5
Per Capita Income $18,988 $11,166 $30,436
Median Household $34,506 $25,880 $52,201
Land Area (Sq. Miles) 18.407 9.22 2.97

Source: 1990 Census of Population and Housing, 1992 Census of Population Estimates


Income Tax/Percent Income

Kettering: 1.75
Moraine: 1.50
Oakwood: 2.50

Moraine and Oakwood are also served by a Council-Manager form of government. Moraine's City Council consists of seven members. Three, including the Mayor are elected at-large. The remaining four are elected from Ward Districts on a staggered year basis.

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photoKettering City Schools (also serving Moraine) and Oakwood City Schools are recognized as among the best in the region. The schools meet the highest standards of academic excellence and have strong support from the communities they serve.

photoThe public school systems operate two senior high schools, three junior high schools and eleven elementary schools. Additionally, more than 8,000 students are enrolled in vocational and adult education programs. Special programs for the gifted and handicapped are also offered. Extensive extracurricular and sports programs round out the educational opportunities.

A network of parochial and private schools also operate in the area, offering quality alternatives to the public sector.

Colleges and universities in the area include: Wright State University, University of Dayton, Kettering College of Medical Arts, Andrews University, Miami University, Central State University, Antioch College, Wilberforce University, Wittenberg University, Urbana University and Sinclair Community College.

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