Dayne advanced a vision for Flint and led the city forward into the 21st Century. He served as Mayor from 2009 to 2015. As a former owner and manager of 21st Century Performance—a Flint-based company that worked with non-profits and businesses—understanding that new jobs and a more diverse economy are the keys to our future. He attracted major federal and state grants and also private investments. He was the first Executive Director of Flint Club, a membership network of hundreds of people who care about Flint.
As Mayor, Dayne chaired the Economic Development Corporation, the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, the Downtown Development Authority, and the Energy Committee of the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce. Before becoming Mayor, Dayne worked for U.S. Representative Dale Kildee and DC Mayor Anthony Williams.