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Candidate Spotlight October 2021

October 4, 2021

Chris Dobrozsi

Mayor Chris Dobrozsi (mayoral term ending December 2021) moved to Montgomery in 1998 with his wife, Michelle and family. Chris has served on the Landmark Commission for nine years and is a 2008 graduate of the Montgomery Citizens’ Leadership Academy. Chris has more than 20 years’ experience in office, commercial and industrial real estate development. He has served in numerous volunteer roles including Sycamore Schools Planning Commission, Youth Baseball, Soccer and Lacrosse Coach.

 

Lee Ann Bissmeyer

Lee Ann Bissmeyer and her husband, Dan, have been residents of Montgomery for almost 20 years. They live in The Winds neighborhood where they are raising their four boys. Ms. Bissmeyer is a native of Cincinnati and holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business. Her professional experience includes work with the Defense Department in Japan followed by time as an investment advisor with UBS and Fifth Third Securities before staying home with her children. Ms. Bissmeyer has been active in her neighborhood association as well as at All Saints School and Moeller High School. She organizes a yearly Toys For Tots collection and volunteers time for her sons’ lacrosse teams as well as gives time at several local charities. She was first elected to City Council in 2017. 

 

Ken Suer

Ken Suer and his family have been Montgomery residents since 1989. Mr. Suer has been involved with Montgomery City government since 1992 serving on the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and then City Council since 2001. He has also served as Mayor and Vice Mayor. He has a M. Ed. from Xavier University and a BS. Ed. from University of Cincinnati and spent over 30 years in the field of education holding positions in instruction, counseling and administration. He was appointed and served as Mayor from December 7, 2011 through December 4, 2013.

 

Ron Messer

Ron and his family have resided in Montgomery for 35 years.  He served in the U.S. Army for four years and is retired from Procter & Gamble. He holds a Master’s in Business from Georgia State University. He has attended MCLA in 2018, became a CERT member in 2013, and most recently served on the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Ron enjoys spending time with his wife and family, including his nine grandchildren, volunteering, and watching baseball. Ron is also passionate about fitness. He is an ACE certified personal trainer and works part time at Twin Lakes as an individual and group exercise leader.

 

Sasha Naiman

Sasha Naiman is deeply rooted in the Montgomery community - from her childhood playing in yards of other Sycamore students to buying her first home here with her husband, to welcoming a daughter at Bethesda North.  She is a graduate from the Montgomery Citizens Leadership Academy, an active member of the Montgomery Diversity and Inclusion COmmittee, and a lereader in public-interest law firm that servces vulnerable children and familes.  With a B.A. from Boston Univerasity and J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, Sasha has extensive professional experience working with city governments, business planning, and public policy.  She has also served on Boards and Committees for multiple nonprofit and civic organizations. 

 

Steve Uckotter

Steve is a 21-year resident of Montgomery who is a current member of the Board of Zoning Appeals (5 years), past member of the Environmental Advisory Commission (3 years) and a regular volunteer at city events.

He has a finance degree from the University of Cincinnati and is an insurance, risk management and surety professional with 40 years of experience.   He creates and maintains programs and services to deliver value and solve problems for his diverse group of clients, ranging from nationally known entities to families.

His past community service has included President of the Sycamore Flying Fish and advisory board member for the Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati and Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America. 

Steve’s business experience, as well as his active listening and problem-solving skills, will bring a new perspective to keep Montgomery one of the best small towns in the region.   His goals are to maintain high-quality services, provide strong budget oversight, guide smart development, safeguard property owner rights, and preserve our small-town feel.

 

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