PROGRESS AND PLANS

What Brad's Accomplished, and His Vision For What's Next

 
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WHAT BRAD'S ACCOMPLISHED AS COUNTY TREASURER

  • Modernizing Public Service. 

    • Made more and lower-cost options available for property tax payment than ever before, including credit/debit card payment, online bill payment, and e-billing.

    • First-ever countywide elected official in Portage County to establish an office presence on social media.

    • Updated office website with more than 60 pages of easy-to-use information on payment options, office processes, and tips on financial wellness.

  • Improving Financial Lives. 

    • Created the Portage Co. Financial Wellness Fair, a first-of-its-kind event aimed at connecting residents to financial resources recognized by the Treasurer of State with a Compass Award.

    • Partnered with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to bring targeted information to students, seniors, and veterans.

    • Developed Home Improvement Program to help residents maintain their properties - and our communities - for less.

  • Certified Leader.

    • Earned recognition as a Certified Government Financial Manager from the Association of Government Accountants - one of fewer than 200 individuals with that certification in the State of Ohio. 

    • Named Young Alumni Achievement Award recipient by The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs.

    • Elected Treasurer of the County Treasurers Association of Ohio and Vice President of the Northeast Ohio Treasurers Association by his peers.

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WHAT'S NEXT - BRAD'S VISION FOR THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE

  • Stewardship. 

    • Continue the office's tradition of excellent accounting performance and customer service.

    • Partner with local subdivisions to standardize best practices.

    • Collaborate with County finance officers to improve collections, right-size cash flow, and provide accurate data to decision makers.

  • Innovation. 

    • Emphasize consumer protection and partner with area agencies to keep residents in their homes.

    • Review appraisal processes for fairness and equity.

    • Examine County contracts for cost savings and service improvement.

  • Transparency. 

    • Develop citizen-centric reporting to compliment existing Auditor reports.

    • Review and revise office processes to make them clear and keep them accountable.

    • Livestream meetings of the Board of Revision, Budget Commission and Data Processing Board.

    • Revamp web-based services to ensure data is up to date and accurate.

    • Implement in-person and social media-based community outreach program to deliver services directly to taxpayers.