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City Grant Going To Dayton Boys And Girls Club To Help Renovate Building

Tara Marlow speaks at the Dayton City Commission meeting this week. She's standing at a podium speaking into a microphone, and there is an inset image of a sign-language interpreter.
Kristin Stratman
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Tara Marlow speaks at the Dayton City Commission meeting this week.

Over 60 years since their building opened, the Boys and Girls Club of Dayton will finally begin some necessary renovations and repairs.

The Dayton City Commission has unanimously approved a $250,000 development agreement with the Boys and Girls Club of Dayton. The organization will put the funds towards a $5 million project redeveloping its headquarters in West Dayton. The building the organization is housed in was built in 1960 and needs significant renovations and repairs.

At a city commission meeting this week, Tara Marlow, the CEO of Dayton’s Boys and Girls Club, says this renovation is needed to bring the club’s facilities into the 21st century.

“I can physically see where it is going to take us and what the club is going to eventually be," said Marlow, "And creating not only a safe space but an actual safe place for not just West Dayton but the city of Dayton at large.”

The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.