Catherine "Katy" Crosby is currently the Acting Executive Director of the City of Dayton's Human Relations Council. Her responsibilities include assisting with managing day-to-day operations and overseeing the Council's civil rights, contract compliance and special programs. The Council investigates and adjudicates discrimination complaints, implements procurement programs that provide opportunities to minority, female, and small disadvantaged business enterprises and provides business development assistance to minority, female and small businesses.
Katy serves as a member of the Ohio Advisory Committee for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an appointed position. She was named Wilberforce University's 2011 UNCF Distinguished Young Alumni and received the 2010 WSU Alumni Achievement Award. She previously served as the central region vice president of the National Urban League Young Professionals and former president of the Dayton chapter. She was selected as one of 32 individuals serving as a DaytonCreate catalyst and is one of the founders of updayton. She is also one of 50 individuals selected as part of the inaugural class of Ohio's Political Leaders Fellows program sponsored by the Center for Progressive Leadership. She has been a leader in the young professional community, facilitating opportunities for young professionals to take on leadership roles within their organizations and the community at large. Her community involvement has earned her a number of recognitions in addition to those previously mentioned.
Katy is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and currently resides in Dayton, Ohio. She has a BS in Accounting from Wilberforce University and a Master of Public Administration from Wright State University. She has a beautiful energetic daughter named Eryn. She is currently a board member for the Wright State University Foundation Board of Trustees, Miami Valley Child Development Center, House of Bread and Omega Community Development Corporation. She is also a member of The Dayton Foundation’s Marketing Committee. She has also served as a Board member for Parents Advancing Choice in Education (PACE), Innerwest Community Development Corporation, the Dayton Urban League and the Miami Valley Teen Council.