On December 30, 2008 the Commissioners recognized the Archbishop Alter High School Varsity Football Team for winning the Division IV State Football Championship in November, 2008. Present to accept the proclamation were Coach Ed Domsitz and two of the 2009 team captains Cody Byers and John Doncaster.
Commissioners Judy Dodge, Dan Foley, Debbie Lieberman, and Auditor Karl Keith kicked off the local Home 4 the Holidays event and encouraged people to visit the Adopt-a-Thon on December 13th at the Dayton Mall. Home 4 the Holidays is an annual nationwide adoption event sponsored by IAMS. Their goal is to find homes for one million homeless pets this holiday season. Animal Resource Center Director Mark Kumpf, Humane Society Director Brian Weltge, SISCA Interim Director Pat Whitney, and IAMS representative, Khris Parlett were present as well as a number of dogs and kittens who were looking for homes.
Commissioners Debbie Lieberman and Judy Dodge recognized Cheryl Spencer, Job & Family Services – Children Services Division, for being the "Speaking of Women's Health" honoree for 2008
The Commissioners congratulated Mark Kumpf, Director of the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, for receiving the 2008 Outstanding Contribution to Animal Welfare Award from the United Kingdom National Dog Warden Association.
The Commissioners joined the winners of the 2009 Environmental Calendar Contest at a reception prior to the commission meeting where the winners were formally recognized for their accomplishments.
The Commissioners recognized Mary Anne Nelson, from Job and Family Services Children Services Division, for being one of this year's recipients of the Artemis Center's Peacekeeper Awards for her contribution toward keeping victims of domestic violence safe.
The Commissioners recognized the Washington Township Fire Department for earning accreditation through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. Seen here are (L-R) Joe Spitler, Criminal Justice Liaison, Deputy Chief Jim Neidhard, Commissioner Debbie Lieberman, Chief Bill Gaul, Township Administrator Jesse Lightle, and Commissioners Dan Foley and Judy Dodge.
The September 30, 2008 Board of County Commissioners meeting was hosted by the City of Kettering. Seen here are (top row) Commissioners Dan Foley, Judy Dodge, and Debbie Lieberman. (front row) Council Members Bruce Duke, Peggy Lehner, Mayor Don Patterson, and Council Members Keith Thompson, Frank Spolrich, and Tony Klepacz.
The photographs of Ashley Ellington were recently on display in the County Commission offices. Ashley is an alumnus of Stivers School for the Arts, graduating in May 2008. She has been learning to develop, frame, and market her photos through her work skills program which is coordinated between Stivers, The Adult Transition Program and We Care Arts (a non-profit organization that offers opportunities to adults with disabilities). You can contact We Care Arts at 252-3937 to see or purchase Ashley's photos.
Montgomery County Commissioners In Israel for Trade Mission September 18, 2008
Montgomery County Commissioners Deborah Lieberman (far left) and Dan Foley (far right) meet with the Mayor of Haifa and Dayton Mayor Rhine McLin in Israel. The Israel Trade Mission is working to attract aerospace jobs and investments to Montgomery County. Follow the link below for more information in our Pressroom.
After hearing an update on progress being made by the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Task Force, the Montgomery County Commissioners recognized this International FASD Awareness Day by proclaiming September 9, 2008 as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day in Montgomery County. Seen here are Commissioner Dan Foley, Tim Pfeister (Board of MR/DD), Beatrice Harris (Chair of FASD Task Force), Emmett Orr (Chair of FCFC PLSP Outcome Team), and Commissioners Judy Dodge and Debbie Lieberman.
Last week Commissioner Dan Foley, County Administrator Debbie Feldman, and Commissioners Debbie Lieberman and Judy Dodge hosted the annual BCC Employee Recognition event at Madison Lakes Conference Center. This event provides the opportunity for employees to be recognized for time of service, perfect attendance, and other special achievements.
Montgomery County Commissioners were joined by the 2008 4H King and Queen at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Montgomery County Fair which runs from August 27 – September 1. Pictured are Megan Lash, Commissioner Debbie Lieberman, Commissioner Judy Dodge, Stephen McKinniss, and Commissioner Dan Foley.
The Commissioners recognized staff from Montgomery County Community & Economic Development for receipt of the Year 2008 Award of Excellence from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development for Montgomery County's timely and efficient use of HOME Investment Partnership funds for over 5 years (pictured are Commissioner Dan Foley, Tawana Jones, Verna Vance, Matt Dunn, Judy Mott, Commissioner Debbie Lieberman and Commissioner Judy Dodge)
On August 13, 2008 the Commissioners hosted the Awards Program of the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission where Grassroots Initiative Mini-Grants were awarded to East End Community Center to support their Hispanic Student Support Services Program, Central State University to support the Latino Youth Initiative Program, and Casa Amiga at Tecumseh, YMCA in support of a Bilingual Information and Referral Center. Pictured with the commissioners are Representative Arlene Setzer, members of the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission, and the grant recipients.
The Commissioners congratulated the Montgomery County Dept. of Job and Family Services (JFS) for receiving the national Big Ten Food Stamp Payment Accuracy Award. Shown here are County Administrator Debbie Feldman, Commissioner Debbie Lieberman, Jo Lovelace (JFS), Commissioner Judy Dodge, Deborah Downing (JFS), and Commissioner Dan Foley.
The Commissioners congratulated the Montgomery County Solid Waste District (SWD) and Boonshoft Museum of Discovery for receiving a 2008 NACo Achievement Award for their partnership on the program entitled T.R.A.S.H. (Taking Responsible Action at School and Home). Pictured are Commissioner Dan Foley, Dan Graeter (SWD), Commissioner Debbie Lieberman, Mark Meister (Boonshoft), Commissioner Judy Dodge, Jennifer Mattingly (SWD), Beth Loew (Boonshoft), and Susan Gastineau (Boonshoft)
The July 29, 2008 Board of County Commissioners meeting was hosted by the City of Huber Heights. Seen here are Emily Haney, Assistant to the City Manager, Police Chief James Borland, Councilman James Ellis, Councilwoman Judy Blankenship, Commissioner Judy Dodge, Commissioner Debbie Lieberman, and Interim City Manager Dave Studebaker
Commissioners congratulated the Montgomery County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities on the 20th anniversary of their Emergency Shelter. Pictured left to right: Commissioner Dan Foley, Kamarr Gage, MRDD Administrator of Service and Supports, William Green, Assistant Superintendent for Program Services, Commissioner Judy Dodge, and Commissioner Debbie Lieberman
The Commissioners congratulated the Sanitary Engineering Department for receiving the George W. Burke Award (Eastern Regional Water Reclamation Facility) and the OWEA Collection Systems Award (to Bill Horst). Pictured left to right: Greg Merrill, Sanitary Engineering Director, Bill Horst, Commissioner Judy Dodge, Kenney Linebaugh (Eastern Regional) and Dave Brewer, Commissioner Debbie Lieberman and Commissioner Dan Foley
Commissioner Debbie Lieberman and Judge Walter Rice are seen here with Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones and Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Correction Director Terry Collins. Congresswoman Tubbs and Director Collins were featured speakers at the Community-Wide Ex-Offender Reentry Task Force on July 7, 2008.
Montgomery County Commissioners Dan Foley, Judy Dodge, and Debbie Lieberman recognized the Northmont Winter Guard for finishing out their 2008 season in April as gold medalists at the WGI Color Guard World Championships in the Scholastic Open Class. Accepting the proclamation was Brittany Blosser (Junior), and Leah Wheeler (Senior and Co-Captain).
Montgomery County Administrator Debbie Feldman, Commissioner Debbie Lieberman, Commissioner Judy Dodge, U. S. Ambassador Tony Hall and Commissioner Dan Foley. During his visit to Dayton, Ambassador Hall met with the commissioners on May 22, 2008 to talk about some of his activities related to hunger relief and international human rights.
May 11-17, 2008 is National Transportation Week. Shown here are Commissioner Dan Foley, Walter Krygowski, Deputy Director Dayton International Airport, Rex Dicky, Deputy Director ODOT District 7, County Engineer Joe Litvin, and Commissioner Judy Dodge.
The April 22, 2008 Board of County Commissioners meeting was hosted by the City of Trotwood. Seen here are Commissioner Dan Foley, Councilwomen Bettye Gales and Barbara Staggs, Commissioner Judy Dodge, Councilman Rap Hankins, Commissioner Debbie Lieberman, Mayor Darreyl Davis, and Trotwood City Manager Michael Lucking.
Commissioner Dan Foley, Clerk of Courts Greg Brush, Commissioner Judy Dodge, Ohio Treasurer of State Richard Cordray, Recorder Willis Blackshear, Commissioner Debbie Lieberman and Montgomery County Treasurer Carolyn Rice pictured held a briefing and workshop on April 22, 2008 to announce the expansion of Empowering and Strengthening Ohio's People (ESOP). This program will focus on helping homeowners avoid foreclosure on their homes. For more information contact County Corp at (937) 531-7032.
Commissioners accepted an "Award of Excellence" from the International Concrete Repair Institute which was awarded to Montgomery County Department of Public Works in recognition of the Montgomery County underground garage restoration for excellence in longevity of repairs.