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As an Accomplished Professional...  _______
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Leslie Osche is a visionary servant leader who believes in personal and shared accountability. Her mission is to ensure that Butler County is the BEST PLACE to live, work, raise a family and age with dignity.

She is a 1982 graduate of Butler High School and a 1986 graduate of Duquesne University with a B.S. in Journalism and English Honors.  She was a Girl Scout, and was active in scouting through college. 

In her varied executive leadership roles with local agencies like United Way of Butler County, Butler County Chamber of Commerce, St. Barnabas, and Lifesteps, she’s worked all across the County and beyond with thousands of volunteers, businesses, education, government, churches and community organizations, to understand and respond to the needs and concerns of seniors, families, children and local business and has a proven record for protecting the donors’ and taxpayers’ dollar and investments in community services. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Butler.

Grounded in personal faith, family, and community, she brings transparency, fiscal accountability, long-term vision, professional communication skills and dignity to County government.

Awards...  _______  

  • 1999 Distinguished Service Award for Butler County presented by Rotary Club of Butler.

  • 2002 International Athena Award presented by National City Bank and the Butler County Chamber of Commerce.

  • 2007 Women of Legacy Award presented by the Butler Health System Foundation.

  • 2010 Soroptimist Woman of Distinction Award presented by Soroptimist of Butler County.

  • 2018 Graduate of the County Commissioner's Association of PA Academy of Excellence.

  • 2019 Recipient of the Woman of Excellence Award, presented by Women United of the United Way of Southwestern PA Butler Office.  

As a Wife and a Mother...____________

Leslie Osche is the daughter of a proud World War II veteran who retired from the Army Reserve and the Veterans Administration Hospital. Her mother taught her the importance of good grammar and communication along with untiring commitment to family. Although they are now deceased, their sacrifices are not lost as evidenced in her work ethic and determination to use her education to improve the greater community.

Leslie makes it clear that her role as a wife and mother come first. She and her husband Jim of 27 years know the benefit of a strong manufacturing economy, with Jim’s 28 years at AK Steel and prior to that with Pittsburgh Plug and Products in Evans City. He is the former Chief of Meridian Volunteer Fire Company with 40 years of service in what is now Butler Township Fire District 3. She supported him by joining the Ladies’ Auxiliary, leading fundraising and family activities and responding to fires to provide relief for firemen.

They are the proud parents of Joshua Osche, a PA State Trooper; and Nathan Osche,

filmmaker and owner of 482 Productions, LLC.  

They value their community of friends that works together to build and remodel each other’s homes and rallies around families in crisis. They are 30-year members of Trinity Lutheran Church, invested in the church family through church council, capital campaigns, music, and children’s activities. They’ve endured many challenges together including the loss of a child and caring for aging and ill parents until their passing.

As a mother, Leslie Osche was an advocate for children's varied educational needs,  working tirelessly with schools to integrate the learning styles of children on the Autism spectrum. She was a PTO leader, raising thousands of dollars to construct a playground for her children’s school, Children’s Hour leader, Sunday school teacher, and Cub Scout Den leader.

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