Michael Martin has been a neighborhood leader and preservation activist since 1979. His passion and energy for city living led to his opening of My Grandfather’s Garden Bed & Breakfast. The Inn, located in the historic Oregon Arts District, is Dayton’s oldest operating B&B. Michael has served on the City’s Landmarks Commission and the Housing Appeals Board. A graduate of the Neighborhood Leadership Institute, he has served on the Southeast Priority Board, was elected as President of two historic neighborhood associations, and is President of the Oregon District Business Association. He is the recipient of a “Preservation in Education” award from the Ohio Historical Society and is a co-founder of the Dayton Area Council of Historic Neighborhoods (present day Preservation Dayton). Michael has served as Volunteer Coordinator for the Victoria Theater and is a member of the Schuster Center Celebration Choir. As Owner/Realtor of Kamela & Company, Dayton’s only homegrown real estate company that specializes in urban living, vintage homes and historic neighborhoods, Mike spends his days tirelessly promoting Dayton. Michael and his business partner, Kamela Kordik, have renovated seven historic properties together. Talk to Mike and he’ll tell you why he loves Dayton’s neighborhoods!