August 2, 2021

Media Contact: Samantha Elder, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Communications at

DAYTON, OH – The Montgomery County Prevention Coalition (MCPC) calls for local artists to design a mural in Old North Dayton (OND) inspired by the community's diverse population that fosters hope and resiliency. This mural will be a project created for and by OND community members. Youth and adults who live, work, and play in Greater Old North Dayton and Montgomery County will have the opportunity to participate in creating this community art piece.

Applicants are required to submit an application that includes an artist statement, two samples of previous work, three references, and a concept drawing by Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 11:59 P.M.

 This mural is being commissioned by the Suicide Prevention committee of the MCPC, with support from Buck Run Commercial Doors & Hardware, Old North Dayton (OND) leaders and neighbors, and the Montgomery County ADAMHS Board. According to MCPC Program Manager Colleen Oakes, "The MCPC Suicide Prevention committee hopes this mural will instill a sense of hope and resiliency within the Montgomery County community. The goal is for this mural to act as a visual reminder of Old North Dayton's unique population and overall strength."

For the official RFP and a complete list of Mural Guidelines, please visit Please contact Colleen Oakes of Montgomery County ADAMHS at with any questions or to request more information.


About the Montgomery County Prevention Coalition (MCPC):

The Montgomery County Prevention Coalition is comprised of community leaders with a passion for preventing substance abuse and promoting positive mental health. The coalition's mission is to mobilize Montgomery County to prevent youth substance use and promote positive mental health by implementing evidence-based prevention strategies and community collaboration. The coalition's vision is a community where every individual lives a substance-free life with optimal mental health.

About Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS):

Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) is responsible for the planning, funding, and monitoring of public mental health and addiction treatment services for individuals and families of Montgomery County, Ohio. Under Ohio law, the ADAMHS Board is one of 50 Boards coordinating Ohio's public behavioral health and addiction treatment and recovery system.