(Dublin, Ohio) — The City of Dublin is pleased to announce the selection of Deb Papesh as the 2023 Grand Leprechaun. Former City of Dublin Grand Leprechauns, Mayor Jane Fox, and City Manager Megan O’Callaghan, selected Papesh in recognition of her generosity and continuous efforts supporting numerous Dublin-based organizations and schools over the years. In this role, Papesh will lead the City of Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 11.
Papesh moved to Dublin in 1995 with her husband Brian and has been very involved in the community ever since. They have two daughters; Dr. Ashley Papesh, Place of Legacy Family Dental, and Katie Papesh, 4th grade Hopewell Elementary teacher. Both are graduates of Dublin Scioto High School. Deb and Brian are also proud grandparents of 4-year-old Jaxon and 18-month-old Mason.
Papesh is committed to supporting Dublin City Schools and ensuring food security in our community. Currently, her efforts are focused on supporting the Dublin Food Pantry’s Capital Campaign and starting the endowment process for the Dublin Education Foundation. Deb was inducted into the DCS Hall of Fame with the “Outstanding Service Award” in 2020 and was the Dublin Women’s Philanthropic Club Gala Honoree in 2022.