Commissioner: Deborah A. Lieberman
Phone: (937) 225-4015
Debbie moved to Dayton in 1983 to attend the University of Dayton Law School. After graduating from law school, Debbie worked in real estate and with Legal Aid Society of Dayton. Debbie joined the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office as Director of Real Estate. She served in that position for 10 years before becoming the Chief Deputy Auditor in 2001.
Debbie served on the Randolph Township planning Commission and was then elected to the first City of Clayton Council and re-elected in 2001.
Debbie was elected to the Montgomery County Commission in 2004 and is currently in her third term.
Debbie co-chairs with Judge Walter Rice, the Montgomery County Reentry Policy Board. Debbie is a member of the Dayton Regional STEM Collaborative board, focused on enhancing regional STEM education assets. Debbie serves on the Dayton Development Coalition’s Regional Leaders Forum and is on the Downtown Dayton Partnership Board.
Debbie was recognized as a “Woman of Influence” by the Dayton Area YWCA in 2008. She received the “Champion for Children” award from Voices for Ohio’s Children and received the “Liberty Bell” award from the Dayton Bar Association for her work in Reentry. She was named one of the 2012 “Ten Top Women” by the Dayton Daily News. Debbie is one of the leading champions for improving early childhood learning outcomes in Montgomery County, serving on the executive committee of Learn to Earn Dayton. Debbie is also helping to lead discussions on the future funding of arts and culture in the Dayton Region on the Culture Connects 20/20 Committee.
The Dayton Business Journal named Debbie one of the “25 Most Influential People of the Decade. They also named her one of the “Top 12 Most Influential People of 2012” and as the “Top 25 Twitter Dayton-centric Accounts to Follow”. She was named the DBJ Regional Leader of the Year in 2014.
Debbie is on the executive board of the County Commissioner’s Association of Ohio (CCAO) and is past president of the Board of Directors.
Debbie was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Ohio Local Government Innovation Fund Council, the Ohio Housing Trust Fund Committee and she is on the Supreme Court Task Force on the Future Funding of Ohio Courts.
Debbie was selected to be on the Human Services and Education Steering Committee and serves on the leadership team of the National Association of Counties.
Debbie has a rich family life with husband Dennis, a criminal defense attorney. Debbie and Dennis have two sons, David and D.J. Both attend Miami University and are active on campus.