2008 Photo Archive

Alter football

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.  

Cheryl Spencer

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

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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. 

Environ Calendar

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.

Wash Twp Accreditation

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.

Kettering    Best

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.

Ashley   BCC

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 Meet With Officials in Israel

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.


FASD Task Force

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.

BCC Emp Rec

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.

Fair King   Queen

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.

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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)

Latino Awards

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.

Top Ten Award

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)

Huber Heights

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

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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 

Eastern Regional

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

Tubbs Jones   Collins

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).

BCC   Deb F   Tony

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.

Transportation Week

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.

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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.


Longevity Award

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.


ARC Appreciation

 Montgomery County Commissioners declared April 13 – 19, 2008 as Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week and presented the Animal Care and Control Officers working at the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center with Certificates of Appreciation.   

BCC and Alice Ledford

Montgomery County Commissioners Judy Dodge, Debbie Lieberman and Dan Foley are seen here with Alice Ledford who was recognized as being an outstanding volunteer with Montgomery County's Stillwater Center at their employee recognition luncheon on Thursday, April 10, 2008.

CGW kids

April 6 – 12, 2008 is National County Government Week and this year's theme is "Protecting Our Children". April is also Child Abuse Prevention Month.   Members of the Dayton Public Schools Superintendents Student Senate and members of the Ohio Youth Advisory Board (OHIO YAB) attended the April 8th commission meeting to get a firsthand look at county government in action.   The youth spent time talking with the Commissioners and County Administrator after the meeting and signing the "Wish" and "Give Thanks" boards. 


Ohio's LGT Material Technology LLC hosted a breakfast meeting for a visiting delegation of Chinese businessmen from Qingdao TKS Sealing Industry Co. on March 28, 2008 to discuss a joint venture focusing on the research and application of "shape memory materials".  Montgomery County Commissioners, City of Dayton Mayor and representatives from Dayton Development Coalition and the Dayton Chamber of Commerce also attended to offer the region's support for this venture.


MRDD Month

Montgomery County Commissioners declared March 2008 as Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. 

EMT recognition

Montgomery County Commissioners recognized Washington Township EMT's/paramedics and Deputy Sheriff as "Montgomery County Heros" for their quick actions responding to a "911" call  which saved the life of six year old Carly Riling.

John Paul   BCC

In cooperation with Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Green Initiative, RAPCA is sponsoring a lawnmower exchange program for area residents.  The program invites residents to drop off gasoline-powered lawnmowers and receive a $150 coupon toward the purchase of a new Neuton battery-powered cordless electric lawnmower on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at the Montgomery County South Transfer Station.  For more information and to pre-register, please visit www.mcswd.org.  Commissioner Dan Foley, John Paul (RAPCA), and Commissioners Judy Dodge and Debbie Lieberman are seen here with the mower. 

Commissioners   Judge Rice

The Community-Wide Ex-Offender Reentry Task Force held its first meeting Friday, February 29, 2008.   The task force has been charged with developing a comprehensive plan for successfully rehabilitating and reintegrating ex-offenders within Montgomery County.  Commissioners Dan Foley and Judy Dodge are seen here with co-chairs of the task force U.S. District Judge Walter Rice and Commissioner Debbie Lieberman.


February 27, 2008 the Commissioners and Family & Children First leaders announced that 12 Montgomery County early childhood programs were chosen as Focus Sites for the State of Ohio's Step Up to Quality program. The rating system was created to promote high-quality early care and education. Mini University Montgomery County was recognized as one of only two programs in Montgomery County receiving star ratings from the Step Up to Quality program.  Pictured are Commissioner Dan Foley, Jenni Roer, Commissioner Judy Dodge, Commissioner Debbie Lieberman, and Chris Olinsky.


February 26, 2008 the Commissioners recognized the Montgomery County Mentoring Collaborative's 2008 Outstanding Mentor Award Recipients.  


HBA  Award

February 26, 2008 the Home Builders Association of Dayton presented Montgomery County with the HBA 2008 Industry Partner Award.  Pictured (L-R) are Charlie Schaffer (Sanitary), Debbie Feldman (County Administrator), Commissioner Debbie Lieberman, Joe Tuss (CED), Maury Wyckoff (CED), Jenny Diorio (HBA President), Walt Hibner (HBA Past President), Commissioner Dan Foley, and Greg Merrill (Sanitary)

 BCC   Keith best

Commissioners Dan Foley, Debbie Lieberman, and Judy Dodge are seen here with Keith Harrison, Executive Director of Camp Fire USA Greater Dayton Area Council.  Mr. Harrison was named the 2008 Recipient of the Brother Raymond L. Fitz, S.M., Ph.D. Award at a luncheon held in his honor on February 15, 2008.   The award is presented annually to someone who exemplifies Brother Fitz's dedication to the cause of nurturing and protecting children and families.

CSB teddy bear

The local chapter of the National Council of Negro Woman donated teddy bears galore to Children Services on Valentine's Day.  This is the sixth year the group has given teddy bears to abused and neglected children who come to the Children Services for visitation with their parents.  Pictured is County Commission President Judy Dodge, Council Chapter President Priscilla Jones and Commissioner Debbie Lieberman.

Go Red best

The Commissioners "Go Red for Women" to support the American Heart Association's campaign to bring awareness to women and those who love them about their risk of heart disease, which is now their No. 1 killer.   Throughout February, local organizations will be raising money to support the cause of heart research and education.

Group with TK

At a reception January 14, 2008 Montgomery County Commissioners Judy Dodge, Debbie Lieberman, Dan Foley, and Tom Kelley, Director of the Office of Family and Children First, recognized Franz J. Hoge for his exemplary leadership, outstanding accomplishments, and service to Montgomery County during his tenure as chair of the Human Services Levy Council from 2000 – 2007. 

Arts award

In an awards ceremony January 10, 2008, the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District announced their 2008 awards which go to arts and cultural organizations and individual artists.  Montgomery County Commissioners Judy Dodge, Debbie Lieberman, and Dan Foley are seen here with Anne Hubler who was recognized for special achievement and Homer Hacker who received a lifetime achievement award.  

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Montgomery County Commissioners Judy Dodge and Debbie Lieberman and Auditor Karl Keith, presented the Number One Dog Tag to Cloud, a 5 year old Great Pyrenees.  Cloud is owned by Kim Vogel, a Montgomery County Job and Family Services Department employee who offered the top bid of $1,000 for the number one tag at this fall's SICSA auction.  Montgomery County dog owners were reminded that the deadline for purchasing 2008 dog tags is January 31st.  

Chief Toxicologist Appointed to National Committee
Matthew Juhascik, Ph.D., Director of Toxicology with the Montgomery County Coroner's Office, has been appointed as a member of Chemistry/Instrumental Analysis Scientific Area Committee's (SAC's) Toxicology Subcommittee by The National Institute of Standards and Technology.  Read More...
Montgomery County ADAMHS Receives System of Excellence Certification
Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) has received the highest level of recognition possible due to the diligent work of its staff and volunteers.  Read More...
Assistant County Administrator Receives Leadership/Diversity Award
Assistant Montgomery County Administrator Amy Wiedeman has been recognized as one of the 2014 Most Powerful and Influential Women of Ohio by the Ohio Diversity and Leadership Council.  Read More...
Nominations Sought for 2015 Brother Ray Award
The Montgomery County Family and Children First Council is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for the 2015 Brother Raymond L. Fitz, S.M. Award.  Read More...
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