Martha Harris Dorsey, who served as a Clermont County Commissioner from 1986 to 2002, passed away on Nov. 22 at the age of 88.

Mrs. Dorsey was the first woman to hold the position of commissioner in Clermont County. She first ran for office in 1986 to fill a vacant seat, and was then elected to four terms beginning in 1988.

Ed Humphrey, President of the Board of County Commissioners, said, "Clermont County is indebted to Martha Dorsey. She loved Clermont County, and we will miss her."

“Martha always put people above politics,” said Bob Proud, who retired in 2016 as county commissioner and served many years with Mrs. Dorsey.