Former Mayor / Flint, MI
Dayne advanced a vision for Flint and led the city forward into the 21st Century. He served as Mayor from 2009 to 2015. As a former owner and manager of 21st Century Performance—a Flint-based company that worked with non-profits and businesses—understanding that new jobs and a more diverse economy are the keys to our future. He attracted major federal and state grants and also private investments. He was the first Executive Director of Flint Club, a membership network of hundreds of people who care about Flint.
As Mayor, Dayne chaired the Economic Development Corporation, the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, the Downtown Development Authority, and the Energy Committee of the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce. Before becoming Mayor, Dayne worked for U.S. Representative Dale Kildee and DC Mayor Anthony Williams.
Dayne Walling’s Ideas
Problem High youth unemployment rates signify the risk that a great majority of our young students are not prepared to contribute to the economy. Meanwhile, national and community service programs offer great opportunities to address pressing social issues while giving young adults experience that can help them learn how to […]
Jobs and Entrepreneurship | Dayne Walling | Former Mayor | Flint, MI
Problem Like many older industrial cities, Flint is left with contaminated and abandoned brownfield sites from old factories. These unused sites have been a major impediment to the redevelopment of Flint’s downtown area, negatively affecting the quality of life and economic value of surrounding communities. Unfortunately, the high costs of […]
Climate Change | Dayne Walling | Former Mayor | Flint, MI
Problem Many school communities in underserved areas lack a physical site for health, education, literacy, employment and human services to be provided. Great schools are community hubs that connect students, families, teachers, nonprofits and businesses into a strong fabric of learning, service, opportunity and prosperity. Solution Mayor Dayne Walling has […]
Education | Dayne Walling | Former Mayor | Flint, MI