Commissioners Dodge and Lieberman Honored With "Top 25 Women to Watch" Awards

Montgomery County Commissioners Judy Dodge and Debbie Lieberman have each received “Top 25 Women to Watch” awards for 2016 by Women in Business Networking (WIBN).
These awards recognize women in the Miami Valley who:
  • Are exceptional in their roles and respected in their fields
  • Are causing more than just a ripple in the public arena and in their communities
  • “Light a spark” or make an impression of some sort
Judy and Debbie

“It is an honor to receive this award and I look forward to building upon our tremendous success in providing career opportunities to our youth, securing funding to train our residents for jobs now and in the future and ending hunger in our communities,” said Commission President Dodge.  “I will continue to work tirelessly to keep our region competitive and make a difference for our residents.”

Commissioner Dodge has served in a variety of capacities since she began her career in public service. Beginning with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office serving as the County’s Recorder, and being elected to the County Commission in 2006, Commissioner Dodge has made it her job to improve the quality of life for citizens of Montgomery County. She has served as a mentor for the Montgomery County Ohio College Promise program, established and co-chairs the Montgomery County Food Policy Coalition and led the way for the opening of The Market at Wright Stop Plaza in downtown Dayton.

According to WIBN, each woman stands out in some special way – because of her leadership, her community service, her professional achievements – or all three.

“This honor reinforces my commitment to investing in people by championing efforts to improve our early childhood outcomes, building partnerships that lead to new jobs for our citizens and elevating our quality of life through arts and culture,” said Commissioner Lieberman.  “I am proud to lead efforts that have lasting, positive effects on our citizens and businesses.”
Commissioner Lieberman serves on the Dayton Art Institute Board, co-chairs the Culture Connects 20/20 Plan and serves on the boards of United Way, the Land Bank and Downtown Dayton Partnership.

Regionally, Commissioner Lieberman is the chief elected official for the Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board and the Area 7, a 42 county regional workforce body, and Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act Board. Governor John Kasich appointed Commissioner Lieberman to the Ohio Local Government Innovation Fund Council and she serves on the Ohio Housing Trust Fund Committee and the Supreme Court Task Force on the Future Funding of Ohio Courts. In recognition of her significant leadership, the Dayton Business Journal named Commissioner Lieberman its 2014 Regional Leader of the Year.

By honoring the Top 25 Women to Watch each year, Women in Business Networking hopes to inspire them – and other women like them – to take their professional and personal lives to yet another level.