The Dayton and Montgomery County Ombudsman Office was founded in 1971 through a collaborative initiative of the Montgomery County Commissioners, the City of Dayton Commissioners, and the Dayton Board of Education. The model of one Ombudsman Office serving the citizens of multiple jurisdictions is unique, and there is no other Ombudsman Office in the world with a similar structure, truly making this office a Dayton Original! The inclusion of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program in the Ombudsman Office further expands the ability of the staff to resolve problems of residents of nursing homes, assisted living, and adult care facilities, as well as individuals receiving care in their private homes. The staff of the Ombudsman Office assists citizens of Montgomery County with concerns and complaints about government programs and services, and intervenes on behalf of those receiving long term care services. Their services are free and easily accessible, and participation of volunteers in all of the programs is welcomed. The longstanding existence of this office is truly a gift from the elected officials to their citizens – an innovative place where citizens’ complaints and concerns can be heard and resolved.