Meet the Visioning Committee

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The Vision Worthington Committee consists of 13 Worthington residents who were appointed to the Worthington City Council to lead a comprehensive community-wide visioning process. This committee is tasked with steering the citizen-led visioning process, engaging and listening to community members, and developing a well-grounded articulation of the community's aspirations for the future of Worthington.


The Vision Worthington Committee consists of 13 Worthington residents who were appointed to the Worthington City Council to lead a comprehensive community-wide visioning process. This committee is tasked with steering the citizen-led visioning process, engaging and listening to community members, and developing a well-grounded articulation of the community's aspirations for the future of Worthington.


Public input process has concluded

  • Committee Member Don Mottley

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    J. Donald ("Don") Mottley has been a Worthington resident since 2012. Don and his wife Marianne live in the VIlle Charmante condo complex. Don lived in the Dayton area for over 50 years, where he served for 20 years as an elected official (first a school board member, then a State Representative) and 6 years as a full-time appointed official for Montgomery County. Since moving to Worthington, Don has completed Leadership Worthington, Worthington Citizens Academy, and Worthington Citizens Police Academy. He is a board member of Leadership Worthington, a former Board member of the Worthington Resource Pantry, and a member of Dublin-Worthington Rotary. Don is Of Counsel with the Taft Stettinius & Hollister law firm, where he practices in the areas of state and local taxation and public agency law. Don also founded the firm's government relations affiliate, Focused Capitol Solutions LLC. Before becoming an attorney, Don served as a financial manager with NCR Corporation and as the top aide to two countywide elected officials in Montgomery County.

  • Committee Member Beth Sommer

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    Beth Sommer is a Vice President and Business Development Officer for the Business Banking Division of Huntington Bank. During her lengthy tenure at Huntington, Beth has served in various capacities throughout the bank, including retail manager for Huntington in Worthington from 1987 to 1996. Beth currently serves on the Board of the Friends Foundation of the Worthington Libraries, is a current member and past Trustee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce and a 2001 graduate of Leadership Worthington. Beth has previously served as Chairman of the City’s Charter Review Commission, President and Trustee of the Worthington Libraries Board, and Co-Chair of a Levy Campaign for Worthington Libraries. She is also a long-time member of DRAC - Downtown Residents Association of Columbus. Beth and her husband, Steve, have lived in Worthington for 27 years. They have two grown children, both graduates of Thomas Worthington High School and Miami University; both are living and working in Columbus.

  • Committee Member Graham Wood

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    Graham Wood is a Program Administrator for the Ohio Department of Education, managing projects for the Office of Career-Technical Education. A 2015 Teach For America Corps Member in Southwest Ohio, Graham taught both a Kindergarten and 5th Grade Math in Northwest Dayton, Ohio. Born and raised in Sylvania, Ohio and a 2015 graduate of The Ohio State University, Graham is a lifelong Ohioan with a passion for bringing his vision of true educational access to all Ohioans, and eventually all Americans. Graham moved to Old Worthington with his wife, Katie, in 2017 and is excited to raise a family as a part of a community he is proud to call his home.