Ohio Valley Goodwill Marketing Manager, Sharon Hannon, was pleased to be in attendance for the 2017 Installation Ceremony of the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners held at the newly restored Memorial Hall on Monday, January 9th. The Installation Ceremony reflected the new officers of the Board of County Commissioners including newly elected Vice President Denise Driehaus and President Todd Portune. Sworn in by newly elected Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval, the new officers join with Commissioner Chris Monzel in working to address the priorities facing Hamilton County in 2017.
During his remarks, Hamilton County Board of Commissioners President, Todd Portune noted the following as priorities for the upcoming year: 1. Dealing with the Metropolitan Sewer District 2. Addressing the County Budget, 3. Regional transportation 4. Economic development and job creation including a county department of inclusion and focus on disability employment and 5. Health priorities including infant mortality, oral care, drug addiction and related concerns. As a representative for an agency that provides employment and training opportunities for adults with disabilities as well as our nation’s veterans, Sharon Hannon, Marketing Manager, was pleased to hear the newly elected President’s priorities. “For more than 100 years, Ohio Valley Goodwill has been helping people with disabilities to get jobs in the Hamilton County community and we are very pleased that the Hamilton County Commissioners have determined that employment and inclusion are priorities for the coming year,” said Hannon.
In attendance at the ceremony were a host of Hamilton County officials including Superintendent Alice Pavey, Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services (HCDDS). Ohio Valley Goodwill has been a long-time partner with HCDDS in assisting individuals with developmental disabilities to receive training, obtain employment and achieve personal success.
Ohio Valley Goodwill congratulates newly elected Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners officers, President Todd Portune and Vice President Denise Driehaus, on their new leadership roles with the Hamilton County Commissioners and wishes them well as they address their identified priorities in the New Year.