Wanda has been a Dayton community supporter for decades, starting out as a community activist in South Park. Over the years, she has worked for various public sector organizations, including Congressman Chuck Whalen’s Dayton office, as well as the City of Dayton. When U.S. Route 35 was constructed, Wanda helped rename many of the streets that were dissected by the highway. Given her proud German heritage, in most cases, she simply gave them the German equivalent of their existing names (High became Hoch, for example). She was also the brainchild behind the popular German Picnic at Carillon Historical Park, and she served as the event’s Chairperson for more than 20 years. Through her own love and devotion to the Dayton community, Wanda has inspired others to carry on in her footsteps.