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Kenton Co. Clerk Recognized as "Woman Making a Difference"

Kenton County Clerk Gabrielle Summe was recognized at Notre Dame Academy as a Woman Making a Difference.

The Women Making a Difference award program, now in its thirteenth year, recognizes Notre Dame alumnae who have made significant contributions to their careers, families, and communities.

Summe is a 1984 graduate of Notre Dame.

She was first elected as Kenton County Clerk in 2010, becoming the first woman to hold that position. Since assuming office she has focused on preserving the county's history by digitizing its records. Summe is a member of the Legislative Committee for the Kentucky Clerk's Association and was appointed to the Secretary of State's Task Force on Elections.

Summe is running unopposed in the 2014 election.

Additionally, Summe is a board member of the Diocesan Catholic Children's Home and Welcome House Outreach. She is involved with Kids Voting and often speaks at local schools and community groups about elections and has volunteered for the Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) program. 

In 2013, Gabrielle received the Chase College of Law Exceptional Service Award. She is currently the Convention Chair for the Kentucky Bar Association Convention being held in Covington in June. She is a past member of the KBA’s CLE Committee and has previously served as the Chair of the Women’s Lawyers Section of the NKBA. 

She was a contributing author for the Northern Kentucky Encyclopedia and is past Secretary for Legacy, a premier organization for young professionals. She is a 2005 recipient of the Volunteer Leadership Award from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and is 2005 graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky. 

Gabrielle is a 2004 recipient of the Business Courier’s 40 under 40 award; Member of the Kenton County Governance Study Group; Board Member for Split Rock Conservation Park; past Co-Chair of the Redwood Express for the Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center; and was campaign manager for several local candidates.

Source: news release

Photo: Gabrielle Summe