Council Member Lee Ann Bissmeye

By Council Member Lee Ann Bissmeyer

“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” -Vern McLellan

City Council and City staff are looking forward to 2019 as a time to bring hard work, dedication, and love for the City to fruition and make a reality of some exciting new projects for the community.

Here’s a recap of our busy 2018:

  • The groundbreaking of phase VII of the Vintage Club.
  • The beginning of the transition from a part-time to a full-time fire department.
  • The hiring of a new city manager, Brian Riblet.
  • Implementation of Montgomery Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
  • The graduation of the eleventh class of the Montgomery Citizens’ Leadership Academy (MCLA).
  • The completion of the renovation to the public works building and the refresh of the City Council chambers.
  • The picture-perfect weather and success we had for the Bastille Day and Harvest Moon celebrations.
  • Sold-out Live at the Uni performances and a packed lawn for the July 3 Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Concert.
  • The securing of an additional $600,000 in grant money from Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Council of Governments for the roundabout project.
  • Twin Lakes completed a major expansion on their main campus with new apartments, community center, and retail building.
  • The generous donations by the Thomas family for the Thomas Comprehensive Care Center at Bethesda North Hospital as well as a new ambulance for the City of Montgomery.
  • The Lucke Development to construct townhomes along Montgomery Road.
  • The influx of new dining establishments to enhance our City experience.

We are excited that 2019 will be just as productive! Here’s a look at what we can look forward to this year:

  • The addition of a K9 officer to our police ranks thanks to a grant from the Haverkamp Foundation.
  • The commencement of the twelfth MCLA class this month, total graduates of the program will exceed 300 highly engaged citizens.
  • Construction of a sidewalk on the north side of Kennedy Lane between Montgomery Road and Shadetree Drive within the existing right-of-way, a shared partnership with Sycamore Township.
  • The results and implementation of the City’s branding and imaging campaign.
  • The completion of condominiums included in phase VII of the Vintage Club.
  • Additional restaurants calling Montgomery their home.
  • The outstanding line up of performers for the Live at the Uni series and new cultural offerings.
  • Last but not least, the groundbreaking at the Gateway Redevelopment Area!

We are so grateful for the countless amount of volunteer hours our residents have given to make the Montgomery we call home such a wonderful place.  More than 400 volunteers contributed 3,400 hours of service in 2018.

Please contact any of us if you have an idea to better the City or if you have a concern you’d like us to help with.  Residents may connect with us through the website.

We intend to bring our all to ensure 2019 is successful!