First Black woman Dayton city commissioner died

Dayton – Bootsie Neal died today at 68 years old of natural causes.

In 1991, Neal became the first Black woman to serve on Dayton City Commission. She was a commissioner until 2004.

Neal made a footprint in the community, mentoring a lot of young women that were trying to run for office, “She was a giant in this community,” said Dayton Municipal Court Judge Mia Spells, who was her friend for 40 years.

The family, her friends, ask for your continued prayers at this time.”

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