Hon. Ruth Damsker

Ruth Damsker has been active in public service, community and charitable work for 35 years.  Ruth was elected Montgomery County Commissioner in 1999, and served through 2007.  Previously, for 12 years, Ruth served as Cheltenham Township's Finance Officer and Township Controller.

Ruth has served as President of the Elkins Park Rotary, the Cheltenham Division of the American Cancer Society, and the United Parent Group - Cheltenham School District.  She was Vice-President of the Eastern Montgomery County Jewish Community Relations Council and served on the Board of the PA Region of the American Jewish Congress and currently serves on the Board of Nashirah – The Jewish Chorale of Philadelphia.

For her dedication and leadership, Ruth has been honored by the American Cancer Society, the American Jewish Congress, and received the Person of the Year Award from Philadelphia B’nai Brith in 2007. From 1968 to 1971, Ruth served in Europe with the United States Army Community Social Services Program as a volunteer counselor for dependant families.

Ruth earned a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Temple University in 1967.

Ruth is a life-long resident of Montgomery County.