Oakley Businesswoman and Community Leader Appointed to Library Board of Trustees

Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Marketing, Downtown Main Library

An Oakley resident and businesswoman is joining the Library's seven-member, all-volunteer Board of Trustees.

The Hamilton County Commissioners appointed Colleen Reynolds as a Library Trustee on October 11, 2022. Reynolds is serving a seven-year term ending in October 2029. She serves on the Development, Operations, and Technology committees.

"As a lover of reading and relationship building, I can think of no better way to give back to my community than to give my time to books, those who seek to learn from them, and those we have yet to reach. It’s a tremendous honor to serve in this position, and I look forward to helping celebrate and advance the Library’s mission throughout my term and beyond," says Reynolds.

CHPL’s 105th Library Trustee

Reynolds is Partner at DSD Advisors, LLC, the government relations consulting affiliate of the firm that partners with public, private, and nonprofit clients to achieve their public policy goals at the local, state, and federal levels. She is responsible for advocacy and communications strategy development and execution on behalf of all DSD clients.

Before joining DSD Advisors, she served as director of communications & community affairs for a Cincinnati City Council member. Her experience includes shaping and guiding the city’s $1.4 billion annual budget, managing constituent services and internal stakeholder relationships, directing both internal and external communications, and advising on legislative policy and issue management. She also created, executed, and oversaw office initiatives that received national recognition.

Reynolds holds an Honors B.A. from the Philosophy, Politics, and the Public Program from Xavier University, where she served as student body president. She also holds a B.A. in Theology with minors in History and Peace Studies. She is active in the community, serving as president of the Oakley Community Council Board of Trustees. She is also an elected Precinct Executive serving on the Hamilton County Democratic Executive Committee. She resides in Oakley.

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