DML to Receive Showcase Award for Dedication to Futures

Dayton Metro Library has been selected by Builders Exchange of Dayton, opens a new window (DBX) to receive a distinguished Showcase Award for the completion of its Libraries for a Smarter Future facilities upgrade initiative. The award will be given on Friday, August 11, at Carillon Park Eichelberger Pavilion, during DBX’s Annual Team Building Night.

This award is considered distinguished because it is not presented every year. Only two other projects in Dayton have received the Showcase Award: Dayton International Airport’s terminal renovation and the Dayton-Phoenix Group Inc.’s manufacturing center in Old North Dayton. Bob Pope, Executive Director of the Builders Exchange of Dayton, explains that the Showcase Award is given to a project that has a direct, long-lasting impact on the greater Dayton metropolitan area - a project that impacts people and businesses and that benefits Dayton communities as a whole.

DML’s impact on communities has certainly been constant and consistent. “Ten years ago, the citizens of Dayton made a commitment to bettering the community by approving a $187 million Bond Issue investing in Dayton Metro Library,” Paul Riese, Accounts Manager of Phillips Companies and President of the Builders Exchange of Dayton, said. “This past spring DML delivered for its citizens by finishing its capstone project - the completion of the new Huber Heights Branch. The City of Dayton and its citizens, as well as DML, should be proud of this tremendous accomplishment. It is an honor to recognize the long-term benefits that will be realized as a result of this project.”

DML’s Executive Director Jeffrey Trzeciak will receive the Showcase Award on behalf of DML. “DML is committed to impacting our communities well into the 21st century with our modern facilities, dedicated staff, committed partner organizations, and patron access to suburb services and resources,” he said. “From the initiative’s first phase of a renovated E.C. Doran Branch in 2014 to the final phase of a new Huber Heights Branch, DML has cemented itself into the foundational roots of every community we serve, and we are proud to be an example of what this award means.”

Subsequently, when Trzeciak receives the Showcase Award on August 11, Jayne Klose, DML’s Community Engagement Manager, will also be awarded the Outstanding Public Official Award by DBX for all of her work with DML’s Futures initiative – including leading community forums, communicating with architects and contractors, and organizing open house celebrations. Contractors, subcontractors, and engineers who have been a part of each of DML’s facilities upgrades are also invited to the event – where each will receive a certificate for their dedication to DML’s Libraries for a Smarter Future.

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