Photo Archive

Montgomery County Photo Archive


June 9, 2015 - Rachel Bankowitz, Dayton Planning and Community Development, presented Landmark Plaques to Montgomery County Commissioners Dan Foley and Debbie Lieberman.  The plaques designate Memorial Hall and the Old Courthouse as landmarks with historical significance in the City of Dayton.

The Landmark Plaque Program calls attention to those buildings individually designated by the city of Dayton as historic landmarks.


Bike Miami Valley

May 5, 2015 - Montgomery County Commissioners Judy Dodge, Debbie Lieberman and Dan Foley join in the official launch of Link: Dayton Bike Share on Courthouse Square!  Information on annual memberships, day passes, station locations and more can be found at


March 6, 2015 - Montgomery County Commissioners Dan Foley, Judy Dodge and Debbie Lieberman congratulate Jim Bowers, the recipient of the 15th Annual Brother Raymond L. Fitz Award.

Bowers was recognized for his dedication, integrity, and passion as a volunteer for Juvenile Courts’ CASA Program. A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer is appointed by a judge to be a voice for children in court.

January 13, 2015 - Dayton Public Schools' Delvin Terry and Roy Hollis received the Community Partner Award from Montgomery County Job and Family Services. Terry and Hollis were recognized at the Board of County Commissioners meeting for their outstanding support of Children Services' Education Unit.
Members of the unit shared specific stories of how Terry and Hollis assisted them in furthering the education of foster youth in our county. Pictured left to right are (front row) A'senah Taylor, Chris Mulcahy, Lisa Howze, Roy Hollis, Judy Noxsel, Kevin Lavoie and Delvin Terry; (back row) Montgomery County Commissioners Dan Foley, Debbie Lieberman and Judy Dodge.

Toys for Tots
October 28, 2014 - The Montgomery County Commissioners received a visit from the United States Marine Corps Reserve "Toys For Tots" Campaign! Learn how you can become involved in this amazing effort to help families in our community:

Award Photo
October 21, 2014 - The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is honoring Montgomery County for the 31st consecutive year with the “GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.”

On Tuesday, October 21, the Board of County Commissioners recognized the Montgomery County Office of Management & Budget for this outstanding accomplishment. Fewer than six counties nationally have received this level of consecutive awards.

Project Hire
September 24, 2014 - The Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners acknowledged September as Workforce Development month by honoring Ronda Reynolds and Mark Dunkman with Brainerd Industries, Usha Taneja with Veolia Environmental Services and Montgomery Co...unty Career Advisor Simone Stone for their efforts in launching Project Hire. An on the job training program that reimburses employers for training expenses for newly hired employees. Project Hire helps employers hire more qualified and trainable employees. More information can be found at

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July 8, 2014 - The Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners recognized two individuals and one group whose recent efforts resulted in donations of over $68,000 to the Animal Resource Center’s Tiny Tim Fund.  In early June, the “Bark Park Angels” held a bake sale that raised over $7,000 for the ARC.  Also in June, 15 year old Lindsey McCartney held a yard/garage sale and raised over $750.  In early July, the ARC received a donation of $60,654.71 from the trust of Merrill Strange of Northridge. Mr. Strange passed away in October of last year.  These donations go directly into the ARC’s Tiny Tim Fund that provides for medical and related care for un-owned animals which need additional medical treatment beyond what we are able to provide as part of our regular budget.
(Photo L to R: ARC Director Mark Kumpf, Commissioner Judy Dodge, Bark Park Bake Sale Coordinator Tanya North, Commissioner Debbie Lieberman, Lindsey McCartney, Assistant County Administrator Amy Wiedeman, Commission President Dan Foley)

July 2, 2014 - Agape for Youth has received our Community Partner Award for outstanding support of our Children Services Division. Celebrating its 25th year of service to Montgomery County, Agape offers foster care placements, an adoption program, mental services, case management, education and reunification services.
This was the third Community Partner Award given by Montgomery County Department of Job and Family Services. Past winners were Clothes that Work and The Life Enrichment Center.
JFS employees Lesley Keown and Lori Byrd nominated Agape. Founder and Executive Director Stephen Geib received the award on behalf of Agape at Tuesday's Board of County Commissioners Meeting.
Pictured left to right are Commissioner Dan Foley, Rodger Stauffer, Ann Morrissey, Lori Byrd, Stephen Geib, Lesley Keown, Kevin Lavoie, Commissioner Judy Dodge, Commissioner Debbie Lieberman and Sandie Geib.

Culture Works Check
June 10, 2014 - Montgomery County employees are very proud that they raised over $14,000 for the arts all across the region! The "big check" was presented to Culture Works at the Montgomery County Commission meeting. Thank you to the steering committee for their hard work and to all of the employees for their participation in the 2014 Workplace Giving Campaign!

Tom and Helen UW
May 13, 2014 - The Montgomery County Commissioners proudly recognized Helen Jones-Kelley, Executive Director of the ADAMHS Board for Montgomery County Ohio, and Tom Kelley, Director of the Office of Family and Children First and Assistant County Administrator, as Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year by the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area.
Court Recognition
April 29, 2014 - The Dayton Municipal Court was created in 1913 by the Ohio State Legislature and began its judicial operation in 1914, serving the citizens in the boundaries of the City of Dayton, Ohio.  On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, Montgomery County Commissioners Judy Dodge, Debbie Lieberman and Dan Foley recognized Clerk of Court Mark Owens and the Honorable John Pickrel, Presiding Judge.

March 19, 2014 - Montgomery County Commissioners Debbie Lieberman and Judy Dodge recognized the Hoopla Challenge Award Recipients during the NCAA First Four Games at University of Dayton Arena.

Ridge Avenue Bridge
February 14, 2014 – Montgomery County Engineer Paul Gruner joined representatives from the Ohio Department of Transportation, the City of Dayton and the County Engineers Association of Ohio for a groundbreaking ceremony this mo...rning to kick off the replacement of the Ridge Avenue Bridge over the Stillwater River.

Winston  Dog
January 24, 2014 - Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith, along with County Commissioners Judy Dodge and Debbie Lieberman, honored Winston, the County’s #1 dog. The presentation recognizes a special dog in Montgomery County and reinforces the importance of licensing your dog. The #1 Montgomery County Dog Tag was granted following an auction at last year’s “Red Dog Auction” sponsored by the SICSA.

Auditor United Way
January 7, 2014 -With Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith serving as the county’s United Way Chair, the 2013 United Way campaign proved to be one of county’s most successful years ever.  Auditor Keith presented donation checks of over $125,000 and $10,00...0 from the county’s 2013 campaign to the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area during the County Commission Meeting on January 7th.  Accepting the donation checks on behalf of United Way was Dayton-area President & CEO Tom Maultsby and Manager of Community Initiatives Tracy Sibbing.

The 2013 campaign began with a Kickoff in September that featured music, food, raffles, book sales, and games. Proceeds from the Kickoff raised $10,000 for United Way, which was a 25% increase from the previous year.  According to Keith, Montgomery County employees personally donated more than $125,000 to United Way over the course of the campaign. Donations from county employees increased 26% in 2013.


December 3, 2013 - Montgomery County Job and Family Services presented its Community Partner Award to Life Enrichment Center at Tuesday's Board of County Commissioners Meeting. Pictured are (Front Row, left to right) Commissioner Debbie Lieberman, Life Enrichment Center Volunteer Ellen Shelley, JFS Communications Coordinator Kevin Lavoie, Commissioner Judy Dodge; (Back Row) Life Enrichment Center Founder Jeff Sorrell, Commissioner Dan Foley and JFS Awards and Recognition Committee Member Laura Moore.

December 3, 2013 - Montgomery County Commissioners Dan Foley and Debbie Lieberman, Dr. Mark Gerhardstein from the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services, County Commissioner Judy Dodge recognize Latisha Martin and Donald Rice who are advocates for House Bill 265 which would remove the word "handicapped" from Ohio law and replace it with phrases like "persons with disabilities" or accessible.

Calendar Contest Winners
November 12, 2013 - Montgomery County Commissioners Judy Dodge, Dan Foley and Debbie Lieberman recognized
the winners of the 2014 Environmental Calendar Contest.

Workforce Development Recognition
September 24, 2013 - Montgomery County Commissioners Judy Dodge, Dan Foley and Debbie Lieberman recognized four businesses and individuals who have contributed to Montgomery County's Workforce Development in 2013. They received plaques in a brief presentation.
Workforce Development strives to increase employment and earning potential by linking people to careers and employers. By providing access to resume development, job search help, placement assistance, career counseling and training, they are empowered to build a stronger economic future for themselves and the Dayton region. At the Job Center, we are all about employment!  Visit

June 18, 2013 - Montgomery County employees presented a check for over $7,300 to CultureWorks as part of the Workplace Giving Campaign for the Arts.  Pictured in the front row:  Emily Bradford (Commissioner Dodge's Office), Brenda Wills (MCDJFS), Anne Bissacco (MCDJFS), Dorine Ragsdale (County Administrator's Office), Martine Meridith Collier (CultureWorks), Michael London (MCDJFS-Children's Services);  back row:  County Commissioners Debbie Lieberman and Dan Foley, County Administrator Joe Tuss and County Commissioner Judy Dodge.

Affordable Care Act Task Force
February 12, 2013 - The Montgomery County Commissioners have named three co-chairs of a soon-to-be established Affordable Care Act Task Force. The co-chairs pictured from left are: Brian Bucklew, President of the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association; Jim Gross, County Health Commissioner; and Helen Jones-Kelley, Director of the County's Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services. The Affordable Care Act goes into effect on January 1, 2014. Task force members will take a close look at how to best implement provisions in the act and its impact on the human service safety net.

January 29, 2013 - Montgomery County Commissioners Judy Dodge, Dan Foley and Debbie Lieberman honored County Auditor Karl Keith for being named Ohio’s "Outstanding County Auditor" for 2012 by the County Auditor’s Association of Ohio.

November 30, 2012 - Montgomery County Commissioners Judy Dodge, Dan Foley and Debbie Lieberman joined County Auditor Karl Keith and Monty the Mascot to kick off the 2013 Dog License Campaign in the lobby of the County Administration Building.  Dog owners can purchase their license from December 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013.  Licenses are available online at, at Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith’s Office, the Animal Resource Center and numerous outposts. Call 937-225-4314 for more information.

October 30, 2012 - Congratulations to Montgomery County Environmental Services for receiving the Ohio GIS Best Practices Award from the Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program, or OGRIP. The Department has successfully applied GIS technologies to improve service to both internal and external customers, and to maintain efficient and responsive operations. The Environmental Services staff was recognized on Tuesday, October 30th by the Montgomery County Commissioners.

Workforce Photo
September 20, 2012 - County Commission President Judy Dodge, Commissioners Debbie Lieberman and Dan Foley, along with professionals from the county's Economic Development Dept. and Workforce Development Division met with Trotwood city leaders before heading out on the largest ever Business First! outreach. The group visited 28 businesses to link them with resources to help them stay and grow in Trotwood. For more information on how the Job Center can help your business, call 225-JOBS or go to

Commission NACo Awards
September 18, 2012 - The Montgomery County Commissioners recognized the County’s Community & Economic Development Department for receiving two national awards.

The “ThinkTwice Montgomery County” program received a “2012 Achievement Award” and the “2012 Best of Category” Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The NACo “Best of Category" program was initiated to highlight the most outstanding county model programs submitted to the awards competition.

“ThinkTwice” is a buy local campaign launched by Montgomery County in partnership with COX Media Group – Ohio and Comtactics. The program’s goal is to increase consumer loyalty to local businesses.

 St  Mary Development
August 22, 2012 - Montgomery County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman joined Congressman Mike Turner and Sr. Rose Wildenhaus from St. Mary Development Corporation for the August 22nd ground breaking of Roosevelt Homes in Dayton! Located just north of West Third Street, Roosevelt Homes will consist of 43 single-family lease-to-purchase homes, providing low-income individuals and families the chance to purchase their own homes. It’s another step in Dayton’s neighborhood revitalization, where St. Mary Development and its partners come together to turn areas of blight into places of pride; downturn into growth; despair into hope. St. Mary Development has built more than 150 single-family homes throughout the Dayton area. These are beautiful homes that feature up to four bedrooms, two full baths, walk-in closets, washer/dryer connections, central air conditioning, and two-car garages. Roosevelt Homes is the newest development in this revitalization plan, but it isn’t the last.

HUD Award
July 31, 2012 - The Montgomery County Commissioners accepted a HUD Award of Excellence. This award was given by Housing and Urban Development for the work our Community Development team has done in Huber Heights. Partnering with County Corp and Greater Dayton Premier Management, our efforts have transformed neighborhoods. Thanks to Kiya Patrick and our Community Development team for making this happen.

Litter Free Day
July 7, 2012 - Montgomery County Commissioners Dan Foley, Judy Dodge and Debbie Lieberman joined Lucky the Lady Bug to throw out the first pitch at the Dayton Dragons game on July 7th (Litter Free Day)!

April 10, 2012 - The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center introduced its new mascot to the County Commissioners. "Monty" was paid for through donations received in honor of Kenneth G. Meyer who passed away in 2010. Kenneth's daughter is Dr. Kelly Meyer, the veterinarian for the ARC. Monty will continue the ARC's mission to educate the public on the importance of adoption and animal care.

MCOFuture Forum
February 16, 2012 - A fantastic turnout for the first MCOFuture Forum at Sinclair Community College!  Visit




Peace Day Celebration - Sunday, September 20
Montgomery County Commission President Debbie Lieberman will speak at the second annual Veteran's Celebration of Peace Dayton on Sunday, September 20th.  Read More...
WilmerHale Dogs of Fall Adoption Fest - Saturday, September 19, 2015
Come, stay, adopt on September 19th at the annual "WilmerHale Dogs of Fall Adoption Fest!"  Read More...
Montgomery County United Way Campaign Kick Off - Wednesday, September 16
The 2015 Montgomery County United Way Campaign Kick-Off event is Wednesday, September 16th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Read More...
Animal Resource Center Offering Adoption Specials
Montgomery County's Animal Resource Center is officially full of furry friends!

From now through September 13th, 2015, the Animal Resource Center will be running special adoption prices on select animals.  Read More...
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