Commissioner Rice to serve on Leadership Ohio cohort

Class of 2021 is second largest in program history

Rice Primary resized for websiteMontgomery County Commissioner Carolyn Rice has been selected to serve on Ohio’s longest-running leadership group – Leadership Ohio.

Her experience and dedication to bettering Montgomery County and our entire state makes her a great representative of the local area as a Leadership Ohio Fellow.

“I am extremely proud to have been selected to serve on this cohort,” said Commissioner Rice. “In close collaboration with other leaders from organizations across Ohio, I look forward to striving for our collective goal: enhancing our communities in order to best serve our residents.”

Before serving in her current capacity, Commissioner Rice served as Montgomery County Treasurer from 2007 to 2018. As Commissioner, her strategic focus includes ensuring the healthful development of children from birth to age three, solutions for the area homeless population, youth internships and work-based learning, drug abuse and addiction prevention, criminal justice, and community resiliency. Additionally, she is a strong supporter of literacy and strives to help children gain access to books through the Governor’s Imagination Library, which mails free books to children up to age five.

“It comes as no surprise that Carolyn was selected to serve in this year’s cohort,” said Montgomery County Commission President Judy Dodge. “The work she continues to do every day in our community is absolutely critical. I am proud to have her represent Montgomery County in Leadership Ohio.”

Leadership Ohio’s class of 2021 is the second largest class in the program’s history. It is comprised of accomplished professionals from the private sector, government, and non-profit arenas. To learn more about the program, visit its site:

There are other representatives within the community who are also on the Leadership Ohio board. The representatives include Mary McDonald, the Mayor of the City of Trotwood; Dr. Carmela Daniels from the Department of Veteran Affairs; Shelley Dickstein, Dayton City Manager; Dion Green, the Founder and CEO of Flourishing Under Distress Given Encouragement;  and Mackensie Wittmer, the Executive Director of National Aviation Heritage Alliance.

“I feel our community is very well represented by a great group of local leaders,” said Commissioner Rice. “I’m excited to think about all that we can accomplish together.”