Five Montgomery City Council members were sworn into office for new terms at the ceremony and organizational meeting held December 1 at Montgomery City Hall.
Council Members Lee Ann Bissmeyer (2nd term), Chris Dobrozsi (4th term), and Ken Suer (6th term) were re-elected on November 2. Council Member Ron Messer was elected to his first term. Mr. Messer was appointed to City Council in March 2021 after the passing of long-time Council Member Gerri Harbison. Council Member Sasha Naiman was elected and sworn in to her first term.
Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus swore in the five Council Members requiring them to “uphold the constitution and laws of the United States and Ohio, the charter and laws of the City of Montgomery, and fairly and faithfully perform the duties of their office.”
The seven-seated Montgomery City Council Members then elected Craig Margolis to serve as Mayor and Lee Ann Bissmeyer as Vice Mayor.
Mayor Margolis has served on City Council since 2011 and as Vice Mayor since 2019. Mayor Margolis said, “I am honored my City Council peers elected me to serve as Mayor of the City of Montgomery. I am proud to call this wonderful community home. I plan to continue serving the residents of the City of Montgomery to make sure it stays a special place to live, raise a family, and work.”
Vice Mayor Bissmeyer has served on City Council since 2017. Vice Mayor Bissmeyer thanked residents for electing her to another term. “I also thank my fellow City Council Members for their vote of confidence. I look forward to serving as the Vice Mayor and in working with my fellow City Council Members, City Staff, and the community to realize our vision for Montgomery.”
Photo: From left to right: Council Member Ron Messer, Vice Mayor Lee Ann Bissmeyer, Council Members Sasha Naiman, Chris Dobrozsi, and Ken Seur. Council Members were sworn in by Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus.