Lori Dossett, executive assistant to the Montgomery County Commissioners, was recognized as the Outstanding Supportive Executive Assistant of the Year by the Indiana County Commissioners at its annual conference held this week in Indianapolis.
The award recognizes an executive assistant to a board of county commissioners who has demonstrated outstanding teamwork, leadership and management in working for the county commissioners as well as providing outstanding service to the public.
“Lori is a great ambassador for the county and its values,” said John Frey, county commission president. “We are grateful for her service.”
“Lori is a valuable asset for the county,” commissioner Jim Fulwider said. “She has had a positive impact on the county and in the lives of many of our residents ever since she was hired as executive assistant in January of 2001.”
“Lori has demonstrated excellence in her work,” said commissioner Dan Guard. “We are happy that she has been recognized by the Indiana County Commissioners for her outstanding service to our county.”
Her husband Phil, her two daughters, Hannah Cochran and Brittany Corey, and son-in-law Rod Corey, surprised her by attending the award presentation.
“I want to thank my commissioners for nominating me for this award,” Dossett said. “I was unaware of all of the behind the scenes planning to make it a wonderful surprise when my name was announced. It was even more special when I saw my family there to share the moment with me. I could not have been any prouder.”
In addition to her duties in the commissioners’ office, Dossett helps with the planning for the annual event for the Police Officers Memorial and coordinates the annual tox away day. She also provides administrative support for other boards and commissions.
Dossett also helped establish the Regional Sewer District, the Solid Waste District and the Comprehensive Plan. She was part of the county coordination team for the construction of the government center and jail.