Distinguished Service Award

Commissioned in 2006, this Annual Award recognizes recognizes a county board employee, board member, volunteer, or community member for their outstanding service and commitment to their local County Board of DD. Individuals are nominated by local county boards, who are asked to provide a one-page overview of why the candidate is a worthy recipient. The award is presented at the Annual Convention in December.

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2021 Award Winner

Nate Kamban
Tuscarawas DD

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Steve Baker, Board President, Miami DD (Riverside)



Caribeth Legats, Board Member, Muskingum County Board of DD 

Teresa Liston, Magistrate, Cambridge Municipal Court

Dave Dohnal, Board Member, Summit County Board of DD



Jesse Marlow, Board Member, Knox County Board of DD 

Liz Prather, Superintendent, Richland County Board of DD

Richard Novak, Former Board President, Cuyahoga County Board of DD



Scott Amen, Superintendent (Retired), Adams County Board of DD 

Lisa Edris, Former Board President, Sandusky County Board of DD

Diane Roman-Fusco, Board Member, Cuyahoga County Board of DD



Kay Ervin, Board President, Jackson County Board of DD 

Casey Claxon, Board President, Knox County Board of DD

London Mitchell, Public Information Manager, Lucas County Board of DD



Roger Calendine, Board Member, Morgan County Board of DD 

Teresa Bemiller, County Commissioner and former DD board member, Knox County 

Kathy McMahon-Klosterman, Board President, Butler County Board of DD



Liz Doss, Board Member, Brown County Board of DD

Steve Oster, Superintendent, Knox and Coshocton County Boards of DD

Dean Fadel, Board Member, Franklin County Board of DD



Roger "Gabby" Smith, Board Member, Pike County Board of DD

Robert "Bob" Milliken, Board Member, Stark County Board of DD

Caribeth Legats, Board Member, Muskingum County Board of DD



Michael Bartee, Board Member, Clark County Board of DD

Bryan Chandler, Board Member, Noble County Board of DD

Janet Stauffer, Volunteer, Ross County Board of DD



Bill Ginter, Board Member, Summit County Board of DD 

Bill Heidlebaugh, Board Member, Hancock County Board of DD 

DeEtte Zimmerman, Board Member, Huron County Board of DD 



Joyce Cramer, Board Member, Crawford County Board of DD 

Steve Streng, Board Member, Union County Board of DD 

Sam Greenwood, Board Member, Clark County Board of DD 



Dennis Butler
, Board Member, Highland County Board of DD

Paul Shaeffer, Board Member, Preble County Board of DD

Bonnie Sisley, Board Member, Portage County Board of DD



Gwynne Freytag, Auglaize County Board of DD

Robert Bertram, Jefferson County Board of DD

Grace Jacklitz, Lake County Board of DD



Jon Myers, Henry County Board of DD

Hal Heiner, Miami County Board of DD

Peggy Reising, Warren County Board of DD