PROGRESS AND PLANS
What Brad's Accomplished, and His Vision For What's Next
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.
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.
WHAT'S NEXT - BRAD'S VISION FOR THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE
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.
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.
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.