• william lutz FOR MAYOR

    CIty of Troy, Ohio



    It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I announce my candidacy for the nomination of the Republican Party to be the next Mayor of this great city in the Primary Election to be held in May 2023.


    My desire to become our community’s next Mayor is to build on the strong tradition of good stewardship and effective planning that has made our community a prime destination for residents and businesses for decades. The amazing strides our community has made can be traced back to the greatest asset our community has, our residents.


    From my first day as a council member, I have always believed that our residents are the greatest asset our community has. The people who live in our community are hard working, dedicated and generous. Our neighbors want this community to be the best place it can be for themselves and their families and they deserve leadership that believes the best in them.


    My vision for our community is to create a city where we can all be proud to call Troy our hometown; a place where we can create a community where everyone can participate and everyone can benefit. And this vision can’t become a reality until our community brings our residents along in the process.


    As Mayor, I will direct our staff to undertake a comprehensive survey of our residents to determine how you, our residents, perceive the level of service you are receiving. In those areas where we are weak, we will improve. In those areas we are strong, we will continue to meet and exceed expectations. We will never forget that we are here to serve, not to be served.


    As I talk to residents, there is a collective sense that we can and must do better. For example, we have a planning commission that focuses its work downtown, yet no one from downtown has a voice on it. We had a reverse angle parking experiment that lasted way too long with little public support. We lack a cohesive and collective vision to move this city forward.


    We can do better.


    During my time on council and in the community, I have worked to be a collaborative problem solver that has provided real solutions to real problems. My personal commitment is to work side-by-side with our residents to create Troy as a small town with big opportunities for everyone. We need to make residents feel good about being part of this amazing and dynamic community and we need an administration that works hard to appreciate our residents who have called Troy home.


    Throughout the next few months, my campaign will articulate a positive vision for our community, where the residents and the businesses of this community are the foundation of our future success.


    Our community can’t sit idly by resting on our laurels and our past accomplishments to propel us into the future. Rather, it’s going to take everyone. It’s going to take our schools, our nonprofits, our other governmental partners, our residents working together to ensure we create a community we can all be proud to call Troy our hometown.


    Troy is the only place I have ever called home. As a youngster, I had a paper route passing out The Troy Daily News. I am a proud graduate of Troy High School. I worked at a local hardware store and I worked in our local schools. Currently, I lead one of the largest faith-based non-profit organizations in the State of Ohio; leading a team that operates two food pantries and a score of other services to help our neighbors. My values are your values - hard work, integrity, generosity, caring for others.


    I fully realize that the Republican Primary election for this position is not until May 2023, but there is work to be done and making this announcement now will show my commitment to work towards a successful campaign.

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    A proven track record of accomplishments

    Non-Profit Service

    Since 2014

    For over five years, Bill has served residents of Miami and Montgomery County as the Executive Director of The New Path, Inc., one of the largest human service non-profit organizations in the Miami Valley. Under his leadership, The New Path, Inc. has been recognized as a leader in providing service to those that need it the most. In 2018, the organization was honored by the Dayton Business Journal as a "Best Place to Work" and has been repeated named a Four Star Charity by CharityNavigator.


    Bill has also been a driving force in the creation of a number of non-profits throughout the Miami Valley designed to help our most vulnerable residents in their most difficult times. He is the founding Executive Director of Neighborlink Miami Valley, Inc. and a founding board member of the Miami County Food Insecurity Alliance, Inc.



    Public Service


    From being a substitute teacher at Troy High School to securing funding from state policymakers in Columbus, Bill has created a career in making Miami County's communities strong.


    He served as the first township administrator of Bethel Township, Miami County, where he worked with elected officials to lay the ground work for water and wastewater infrastructure throughout the southern portion of the township.


    Bill then served for six years as part of a critical team to create a new energy and excitement in the City of Piqua. He worked with other talented individuals to rehabilitate the Fort Piqua Plaza and tear down the old Piqua Hospital. Bill also played a critical role in leading the city's efforts to engage citizens to help make Piqua a better community.


    For his efforts in the community, Bill was recognized in 2014 by the Dayton Business Journal as one of the Top 40 Young Professionals under the age of 40.


    The passion and commitment to make Troy a better community

    Elected Service

    Bill is currently serving on his first term as President of Troy City Council. Previously on council, he served as Chairman of the Building Committee and also served on the Streets and Sidewalks Committee and the Utilities Committee.


    Bill had the privilege to serve as a member of the Troy City Schools Board of Education for two years from 2012-2013.

    Non-Profit Board Service

    Bill has an extensive history of board service, including serving as a board member of the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services and the Miami County Community Action Council. He also served as President of the Board of Directors of Mainstreet Piqua, Inc. and is currently serving as President of the Council on Rural Service Programs, Inc. and the Miami County Continuum of Care. Bill also is a founding member of Neighborlink Miami Valley, Inc. and the Miami County Food Insecurity Alliance, Inc.


    A strong foundation for a career in public service ​

    Wright State University

    Bachelor of Science, Urban Affairs, 2000

    Master of Public Administration, 2002

    Bill attended Wright State University after graduating from Troy High School. He graduated with honors with a Bachelor's Degree in Urban Affairs and was honored with the opportunity to serve the university as Graduate Research Assistance, where we earned his Master of Public Administration degree.


    While at Wright State, Bill was honored as an Outstanding Graduate Student and was inducted in both the Golden Key National Honor Society and Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration.


    In 2016, Bill was honored to be named an Outstanding Alumni from the College of Liberal Arts at Wright State University.

    Indiana University

    Non Profit Executive Leadership Certificate, 2017

    Certificate in Fund Raising Leadership, 2021

    In 2017, Bill received his Certificate in Non-Profit Executive Leadership from the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs from Indiana University in Indianapolis. He is currently enrolled in the Fund Raising Leadership Program offered by The Fund Raising School and the Lilly School of Philanthropy, also at Indiana University.


    Bill also earned his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification from the Center for Competitive Change at the University of Dayton in 2015 and also earned a Lean Six Sigma Camo Belt from the LeanOhio program offered by the Ohio Department of Administrative Services in 2014.


    Bill has also completed community leadership programs, such as Leadership Troy, Leadership Piqua and the Duke Foundation Graduate Academy for Community Leadership at Edison State Community College.


    As I talk with fellow citizens, these are the things people say matter to them.

    Values and Vision

    Citizens want to know that elected officials will take the time to listen to what citizen's value.

    Fiscal Responsibility

    Citizens want to know that our local officials are good stewards of the resources they have been entrusted.


    Citizens want to know what is happening at City Hall and want access to clear and understandable information.

    Thinking Forward

    Citizens want elected officials that are critically thinking about real problems and potential solutions.


    These are some of the ideas and concepts I want to bring forward as a candidate ​

    Citizen Participation

    I believe that citizens that are informed and participate in local government provide wisdom and guidance to our city's leaders

    Government Efficiency

    I believe that government efficiency should be a standard operating principle


    I believe that creating excellent infrastructure means that having  clean water and safe streets create increased economic opportunities

    Economic Development

    I believe that by providing economic opportunities for our residents, we will be creating the foundation of our city's success


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