Montgomery County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman was elected President of the County Commissioners’ Association of Ohio (CCAO) for 2022. She was elected by her peers during the CCAO Annual Conference on Dec. 9.
In her role as CCAO president, Lieberman will lead the association’s efforts to enhance the state-county partnership and achieve CCAO policy objectives. Those objectives include additional state support for county jail enhancements, protecting county revenue streams and relieving some of the unfunded state mandates on the 88 Ohio counties.
“I’m honored to have been chosen to help guide CCAO’s leadership as we work to build stronger counties for a stronger Ohio,” Lieberman said. “Counties are the state’s partner in delivering critical services such as justice and public safety, infrastructure, child and senior citizen protective services, election administration and more. Now more than ever, that partnership is crucial to improving the quality of life for the people we serve.”
This is Lieberman’s second term as CCAO President. She also served as President in 2012 and was 1st Vice President in 2021. She has been a board member since 2007. Additionally, she serves on the association’s Metropolitan and Regional Affairs Committee as well as the Joint Committee on Administration of Elections.
“Commissioner Lieberman has been an integral part of CCAO’s leadership for many years, and I am excited to continue our work together as she takes on this new role,” said CCAO Executive Director Cheryl Subler. “Her knowledge, experience and leadership will be pivotal as CCAO continues to strengthen the vital state-county partnership.
Lieberman has been a Montgomery County Commissioner since 2005. Some of her focus areas as County Commissioner include reducing the infant mortality rate and the racial disparity in infant deaths, ensuring affordable and quality child care and early learning, expanding broadband access, enhancing economic and workforce development programs, and promoting better criminal justice outcomes.
Commissioner Lieberman is a graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law. Her husband Dennis is a litigator and defense attorney. She has two sons, David and D.J.