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Greater Dayton Chapter, Blacks In Government

The Greater Dayton Chapter, Blacks in Government (BIG) is a member of Region V, Great Lakes Mid-West Region Council.


The inception of the Greater Dayton Chapter began in 1980. On November 27, 1984 Wright-Patterson Air Force Base approved the Greater Dayton Chapter as a private organization. As an approved private organization, the Chapter functions under the principle to maintain professionalism, skills, and knowledge, as well as sustaining honor for cultural heritage. The membership of the Chapter recognizes this governing principle; that the individual needs or aspiration of one can become the "common" towards the betterment of all. Achieving chapter principles, Greater Dayton renders support to facilitate individuals' success thus collectively strengthening the whole in integrity, equality in the workplace, and community investments.


To promote excellence in government through the practice and advocacy of equality of opportunity, professional development, empowerment and advancement for African Americans and others dedicated to justice and equality in the workplace and local community investments.


Our membership is open to all local, state and federal government employees. Dues are $300 one-time payment for Life Membership. Annual dues are $55 for Regular Members, $45 for Associate Members and $20 for Life Members.


The Greater Dayton Chapter monthly membership meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at the Club and Banquet Center (old Officers Club) in the Courtyard room.

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Members who Served as Chapter President

  • Ms. Dixie Allen (First Chapter President)
  • Ms. Bennie Lewis
  • Ms. Elona Bean
  • Mr. Paul Schooler
  • Mr. Newton Foster
  • Mr. Roderick Waldron
  • Mr. Ronnie Pope
  • Mr. Leonard T Stone
  • Mr. Terrence Williams
  • Ms Karen D. Bryant

Membership Application