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As A Leader...  _______
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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 serving her second term as County Commissioner, currently serving as Chairman of the Southwest PA Commission for Infrastructure and Economic Development; on the Workforce Investment Board, and represents the Commissioners on the Communications Council, Area Agency on Aging, and Parks and Recreation Advisory Boards.  

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, a 33 year member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and is a Paul Harris Fellow and 21-year member of the Rotary Club of Butler, where she is leading the project to create a Cultural District in the City of Butler, promoting tourism, a celebration of arts and culture, and economic development. 

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. 

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.  

  • Recipient of the 2019 Moe Coleman Award for Bi-Partisan Collaboration 

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.  She believes in investing time in her children, nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews who are the future of our country.  

Leslie makes it clear that her role as a wife and mother come first. She and her husband Jim of 35 years know the benefit of a strong manufacturing economy, with Jim’s 28 years at AK Steel  (now Cleveland Cliffs) and prior to that with Pittsburgh Plug and Products in Evans City. He is the former Chief of Meridian Volunteer Fire Company with 48 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 two sons.  

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 33-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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