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Deborah Born was elected to Perrysburg City Council in 2017. Ms. Born has been a resident of the City of Perrysburg since 1975 and is a 1980 graduate of Perrysburg High School. She attended Bowling Green State University from which she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications in 1984.

Ms. Born is the Chairwoman of the Recreation Committee. Ms. Born sits on the Safety Committee and Finance and Economic Development Committee and served on the Service Committee.  She was also appointed by City Council to Chair the Firefighters Dependent Fund.

Ms. Born is an Art Dealer and small business person.  She served on the City's Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and participated in the Perrysburg Fire Division Strategic Plans for 2016-2019 and 2020-2023.  She currently serves on the Bowling Green State University Leadership Arts Council, the Leadership Council of BGSU, and the Toledo Zoo's organizing committees for two major donor fundraisers.  Ms. Born is involved with The Cocoon and sits on the Development Committee, as well as being involved with Safe Communities of Wood County.  

Deborah Born, Perrysburg City Council


  • Resident of Perrysburg City since 1975

  • Perrysburg High School Class of 1980

  • Bowling Green State University, Class of 1984 (B.A Communication)

  • Small Businessperson (Art Dealer)

  • Art Professionals Worldwide 2015 – Present


Present and Community Service

  • BGSU Greater Toledo Alumni Recognition Award 1994

  • Board Member Dance Image Northwest 1994-1996

  • YWCA of Greater Toledo Board of Trustees 1997-2000

  • YWCA Marketer of the Year 1997

  • Milestones of Women (YWCA) Public Relations Chair 1994-2002

  • BGSU “Scholarship 2000” Committee (Fund raising for Scholarships for incoming students)

  • BGSU “Springboard” 2001-2003 (mentoring incoming Freshman)

  • Perrysburg Area Arts Council Vice-President 1999-2001

  • City of Perrysburg Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee 1999-2003

  • Board Member, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Toledo 2003-2009

  • ProMedica Continuing Caring Services Foundation Board 2003-2009

  • Recognition Award from ProMedica for service in founding the Ebeid Hospice freestanding unit at Flower Hospital 2009

  • Visiting Nurses Foundation Board 2003-2009

  • Organized fund raisers for Kidney foundation of Northwest Ohio

  • Toledo Zoo “Feast with the Beasts” and “Once Upon a Vine” Organizing Committee since 2012

  • Toledo Symphony League Life Member

  • Toledo Symphony League Board Member and Vice President of Administration 2015-2017 – received gold medallions 2013, 2014, 2017

  • Perrysburg Fire Division Strategic Plan 2016-2019, 2020-2023

  • BGSU University Arts Leadership Council – 3 year term 2017-2020 - Appointed by Dr. Mary Allen Mazey, BGSU President, reappointed – 3 year term 2020-2024

  • Leadership Council of BGSU

  • Development Committee, Ambassador for The Cocoon Domestic Violence Shelter 2018-present

  • Safe Communities of Wood County - advocate and participant

  • League of Women Voters, Perrysburg (member)

  • Perrysburg Area Chamber of Commerce (member)


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