The USGBC Southwest Ohio is proud to present the 2017 Green Advocate Award to the Montgomery County Commission; Debbie Lieberman, Judy Dodge and Dan Foley.
We wish to recognize the Commission for their leadership in the formation of and especially for their ongoing support of the Dayton Regional Green (DRG) Initiative! Such support is critical to maintain initial gains and to build momentum for greater community impact.
These items speak volumes to the inclusive nature and community-wide impact the Commission created with establishing the DRG:
- Regional: The Commission made certain the DRG is Regionally based – affecting not only Montgomery County, Ohio, but also its 17 surrounding counties.
- Community: The DRG is built on community-based People, Profit, Planet principles: Major public and private organizations lead the 12 Sustainability Action Teams of the DRG. Five Rivers MetroParks focuses on Social Equity and Livability (People), Dayton Regional Green 3 focuses on Economic and Energy Impact (Profit) and Partners for the Environment focuses on Natural Resources (Planet).
We understand the Vision of the DRG is for the Dayton Region to be the most vibrant economy and healthy environment in the Midwest to Live, Work, and Play, and the DRG Mission’s is for it to be a leadership collaborative committed to enhancing the quality of life and environmental assets of the region by promoting social responsibility, growing our economy, and protecting a healthy environment. With the DRG, the Montgomery County Commission has formed an organization that will continue well into the future in making significant impact to the overall sustainability (Quality of Life) of the SW Ohio Region.