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    Laith Alfaqih Senior Strategic Management Consultant

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    Lee Ann Bissmeyer

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    Chris Dobrozsi

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    Lynda Roesch Attorney

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    Ken Suer

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Campaign Phone (513) 442-2790
Twitter @laith_alfaqih
Education Ph.D. - Civil Engineering; M.S. - Management Information Systems; M.S. - Environmental Engineering; B.S. - Civil Engineering; and High School - Terra Sancta College
Occupation Professional Engineer in Ohio; Senior Strategic Management Consultant; and Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Cincinnati
Experience Experienced in strategic asset management, reliability, front-end planning, risk management, decision making, business case evaluations, root cause analysis, sustainability, lifecycle costing.
Member of City Council, Chair of Law and Safety Committee and City Manager search subcommittee. Prior to joining council I was the chair of Environmental Advisory Commission. I completed Montgomery Citizens' Leadership Academy.
1. Sustain the quality of life, diversity, and services (residential, schools, parks, businesses) that makes Montgomery a premier community to live in and be part of, while maintaining the small town feel, with the goal to be one of the top US Cities; 2. Attract and retain businesses that contribute to the city's economy and its long term stability (development projects); and 3. Improve on infrastructure and utilize technology to provide services based on stakeholders' needs.
Campaign Phone (513) 310-7703
Education B.S., International Business Regents College, Albany, NY. Executive Leadership Course Professional Certificate-University of Arkansas
Occupation Stay-at-home-Mom. Previous: Licensed Financial Advisor, UBS PaineWebber- Securities Licenses:Series 7, 63, 65, 66. Life, Health and Variable Annuity licenses in Ohio and Florida. Instructor and HR Executive, US Department of Defense
Experience President of The Winds Neighborhood Association (08-11), Co-chair of the All Saints festival (11), Vice President of the Scorpions Lacrosse Club (12-15), Community Toys for Tots organizer (14-15), Member of the All Saints PTO, Member of Moeller Moms.
Political Philosophy Elected officials are workers for the citizens and responsible to the citizens. We need to budget and spend your tax money as carefully as if we were spending our personal hard earned money. My sole job is to hear and represent your interests to make Montgomery the best city in which to live.
18 year resident of Montgomery where my husband & I are raising 4 boys. I am active in my neighborhood assn, charitable causes & the schools that my boys attend. I will use my experience in Finance, Govt, and as a Mom for the betterment of the City.
1. Gateway Redevelopment Project, as this is such an important opportunity for our City to bring in the right mix of restaurants, offices, housing & entertainment for residents while keeping the look and feel that we love & expect from Montgomery. Fiscal Responsibility-using taxpayer's money in the best & most efficient way possible. 2. Government transparency. 3. Hiring of a new City manager. One who shares our vision to merge small town feel with innovations and best practices in all areas.
Campaign Phone (513) 607-1845
Education University of Cincinnati B.S., Architectural Engineering Technology 1989; A.A.S., Civil Construction Engineering Technology 1989; CCIM Institute Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) 2003; City of Montgomery Citizen Leadership Academy 2008
Occupation Commercial Real Estate Development
Experience •Mayor -City of Montgomery 2015-2017 •City Council -City of Montgomery 2009-2017 •Montgomery Citizens Leadership Academy 2008 •City of Montgomery Landmarks Commission 2001-2009
With an in-depth knowledge of the community & 8 years of Council experience, I have the knowledge, respect of staff and understanding of City operations to work with Council members and Staff to ensure the City continues to be a premier community.
1. Continued fiscal responsibility to maintain the City’s strong financial position; 2. Economic Development focused on the Gateway Redevelopment Area and Vintage Club North; 3. Citizen Engagement coupled with transparent government
Education J.D., University of Toledo College of Law (1979) M.S., Biology, University of Michigan (1976) B.S., Biology, University of Notre Dame (1975)
Occupation Intellectual Property Attorney, Partner at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Experience Montgomery City Council, Parks & Recreation Committee; Public Works Committee; Government Affairs Committee; Arts Commission, Public Art Committee; Board of Directors, Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony; Board of Directors, Montgomery Chamber of Commerce
Political Philosophy Local government is best suited to determine use of tax dollars. City Council should be stewards of the finances of Montgomery. Council decisions should be informed by and reflect the best interests of the City. The issues that are important to the City include 1. Gateway Development; 2. Maintain Financial Health; 3. Maintain the Signature Aspects.
33 year resident; practicing attorney 38 years; Member Arts Commission; City Council 2000-Present; Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors; Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; past representative OKI Board.
Gateway Development–By far the most important project for the City of Montgomery is the development at the intersection of Ronald Reagan Highway & Montgomery Road; Financial Health–The City is in good financial condition, and the challenge will be to maintain its financial health as we go forward; Maintain the Signature Aspects–Montgomery has a distinct look and feel which is due in no small part to the mixture of residence and businesses. Control of signage and visual clutter defines the City.
Campaign Phone (513) 477-2886
Education Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education
Occupation Retired Educator
Experience Member of City Council 2001 to present Mayor of Montgomery 2011-2013 Vice mayor 2005-2011 Former Member of Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals
Political Philosophy "Excellent cities don't just happen. It takes a number of dedicated individuals working together to get things done."
Member of City Council 2001 to present Mayor of Montgomery 2011-2013 Vice mayor 2005- 2001 Served five years on the Planning Commission and two on the Board of Zoning Appeals Twenty-eight year resident of the City

Successful completion of the Gateway Redevelopment Area and other major projects.

Make sure that City services are financially sustainable, efficient, and of the right quality.

Hire a highly qualified new City Manager who is the right "fit" for the City. logo


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