Lloyd E. Lewis, Jr.

 11/17/1926 - 3/31/2001

Inducted 2005

Lloyd E. Lewis, Jr. was a civic leader and lifelong advocate for citizen participation in government. In a career that spanned radio, retailing, government and the private sector, he always maintained a focus on the human side of every issue, whether it was customer service at DP&L or constituent service during his terms in the Ohio Legislature and Dayton City Commission. From 1965-69 Lloyd Lewis chaired Dayton’s Special Committee on Urban Renewal and wrote a proposal which was one of the first to receive federal funding through the Model Cities program. The project resulted in Dayton’s award-winning Priority Board system. He served on the City Plan Board, and helped spearhead the development of Courthouse Square. While Assistant City Manager for the City, he founded paramedic and park ranger programs. While working as a General Manager and then Assistant Vice President at D P & L, he initiated the Volunteer Insulation Program, which forged a partnership between the utility company and volunteer organizations to insulate the attics of needy families. His civic activities were legion, and always focused on innovative ways to improve life in his community.