• william lutz


    CIty of Troy, OhiO



    Polls Open FROM 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM

  • mEET william lutz

    your mayoral candidate for troy, ohio

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    I am William Lutz and I am asking for your support in this May's Primary Election to be the Republican Party nominee for Mayor of our hometown, Troy, Ohio!

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    Bill has been a life long resident of Troy. He and his wife of twenty-one years, Ashley, are raising two kids.



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  • OuR Shared Values

    Learn about Bill and the values he learned growing up and serving our community!

    I was recently asked by a voter about the first time I cast a “no” vote on City Council. ...
    After serving in Bethel Township for three years as the first township administrator anywhere in...
    After graduating from Wright State University, one of the first jobs I had was serving as the...

    This Campaign is built on imagining a better community.

    This is how we can do better.

    Last November, after researching alternatives, I proposed that our city council’s Community and...
    On October 6, 2002 a child was struck crossing North Market Street at the Public Square; we can...
    One of the most important responsibilities the Mayor has in our community is the ability to...

    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

    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 iPresident 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.

    Elected Service

    Bill is currently serving on his second 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.


    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 Assistant, 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 also earned a Certificate in Fund Raising Leadership Program offered by The Fund Raising School and the Lilly School of Philanthropy, also at Indiana University.


    In 2022, Bill earned a Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership from the Bush School at Texas A&M 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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    Donations Welcome

    Your generous donations help make our campaign possible. You can make out checks to "Neighbors for William Lutz" and mail them to: Neighbors for William Lutz, 801 East Franklin Street, Troy, OH 45373


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