Dan Foley is currently the President of the Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners and has served as Montgomery County Commissioner since January of 2007. From 2000 to 2006 he held the position of Montgomery County Clerk of Courts serving as the elected record keeper for the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. Foley has also held the position of Assistant Treasurer for taxpayer service in the office of Montgomery County Treasurer and is a former Staff Assistant to United States Representative Tony P. Hall.
Dan Foley has taken a leadership role in establishing a multi-county comprehensive criminal justice information system designed to improve mission critical data support for all levels of the justice system. The system he helped create has saved taxpayer dollars by allowing the county to better manage its jail population and lower costs.
He has been a strong advocate for regional collaborations including the consolidation of services and the promotion of new models of revenue sharing to promote regional economic development. He has also been a strong advocate for improving the quality of life by spearheading efforts to improve the river corridor, the bikeway system, and amateur sporting events. Commissioner Foley serves on the following boards and committees: Ohio Commission on Local Reform and Collaboration, County Commission Association of Ohio’s Fiscal, Economic & Infrastructure Committee, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton Chamber of Commerce, Dayton Foundation Neighborhood Schools Committee, South Metro Regional Chamber of Commerce Board, State Emergency Response Commission, and the Dayton Dialogue on Race Relations.
He is a native of Dayton having graduated from Chaminade-Julienne High School in 1983. He holds a BA in political science from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Arts in Humanities from Wright State University. He and his wife Kathleen have two daughters, Margaret and Ellen. The Foley's reside in Harrison Township.