How to Watch Hamilton County Commission President Alicia Reece's first State of the County Address

Reece will make her first State of the County address as the first woman and African American to win city, state and county races in Hamilton County.

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click to enlarge Reece was elected to the Hamilton County Commission in November 2020 to fill the seat previously held by the late Todd Portune. - Photo: Provided by Alecia Reece
Photo: Provided by Alecia Reece
Reece was elected to the Hamilton County Commission in November 2020 to fill the seat previously held by the late Todd Portune.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect a date change for the State of the County address.

With the new year came a new president of the Hamilton County Commission: Alicia Reece, a Democrat who was sworn in on Jan. 5.

Reece is the first woman and African American to win city, state and county races in Hamilton County. She’s served as the Cincinnati vice mayor, state representative and as a Cincinnati City Council member.

Now, Reece is set to give her first State of the County address as the commission's president on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine.

Reece was elected to the Hamilton County Commission in November 2020 to fill the seat previously held by the late Todd Portune.

“My journey to get here, I had to come through a pandemic we had never seen before. The primary was shut down. We had to vote by mail and many people didn’t know how to do that. We had to find a dropbox that many people didn’t know existed,” Reece told a packed room of supporters when she took her oath on Jan. 5.

The commissioner's office said in a news release that, during the address, Reece will announce "bold action to confront the communities’ biggest challenges, including equity, health, affordable housing and opportunities for everyone to participate in our local economy."

The State of the County address is free and open to the public with registration. The address is also expected to be streamed live on the Hamilton County Government Facebook page.


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