August 2, 2011
Ann Mort has pulled petitions for the unexpired term of two years to represent Ward 1 on Middletown City Council.
Mort has lived in Middletown since moving here in 1970 with her family, husband Richard and two children Tony and Tracy. The she and her husband live on Riverview Avenue in Ward 1.
Mort said, “I am eager to continue my 40 year service to this community by filling this unexpired term on City Council using my experience as a business owner and community volunteer. I am willing to work along with other Council members and the citizens of Middletown to make our city an even better place to live.
It is an exciting time in Middletown with Sun Coke, Cincinnati State, the downtown arts groups and the medical complex all helping change our community from heavy industry to a mixed business community. Middletown is known for its active sports programs, long-standing festivals and cultural events which help draw people to Middletown to spend their cash in our restaurants, retail stores and gas stations. Our location just off I-75 offers quick access to or from major metropolitan areas to the north and south. Middletown is poised for growth, we just need to keep working hard, reach out and grab it.
Our family chose Middletown as a good place to raise a family and I want to help make it equally as good for families who follow. ”
Mort’s background includes a Library Technical degree from Miami University Middletown, 15 years with the Middletown Public Library, leaving as Extension Department Head. In that capacity she worked with the library branches, bookmobiles, shut-in service, building programs and maintenance.
For the next 25 years, Mort owned Administrative Business Services, a public relations firm, from which she recently retired. Mort has published several books on travel and other subjects and, for ten years, edited and co-published the Good News/In Town magazine featuring positive news in Middletown.
In addition to business activities, Mort served 4 years on the Middletown/Monroe Board of Education, including 2 years as president, and 3 years as director of the Middletown Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mort has also helped many groups with public relations and currently handles publicity for Light Up Middletown and the MidUSA Ohio Challenge hot air balloon festival.
Serving as treasurer for the Mort campaign is Fred DeBiasi, president of American Savings Bank.