MyTown NEO: Twinsburg Township financial data on OhioCheckbook.com
December 27, 2017
TWINSBURG TOWNSHIP — The township has launched its financial information on the Ohio treasurer’s OhioCheckbook.com website.
The state launched the program in late 2014 and the township recently passed a resolution to join other public entities in the program.
The township is the fifth in Summit County to publish financial data on OhioCheckbook.com. Users can review expenditures from 2013 to 2016, along with the ability to search and sort data by keyword, category and vendor.
Updates, including 2017 financial data, will be coming soon, along with real-time updates beginning in 2018.
Fiscal Officer Tania Johnson and the township’s staff have worked with the state treasurer’s office over the last several months to ensure township financial data is correctly displayed.
“I am most grateful and excited for the opportunity to share this stat financial tool with our township residents,” said Johnson. “It’s my hope that residents find this valuable resource to be most beneficial and useful in accessing the financial portfolio of their tax dollars.”
The website is run by the state treasurer’s office, with township data uploaded periodically each year.
OhioCheckbook.com was launched Dec. 2, 2014, marking the first time in Ohio history that citizens could see every expenditure in state government.
Since its launch, the site has received overwhelming support from newspapers and groups statewide, and as of May 17, 2016, saw more than 539,000 total searches.
OhioCheckbook.com displays more than $517 billion in spending over the past eight years, including more than 142 million transactions.
On April 7, 2015, Treasurer Josh Mandel sent a letter to 18,062 local government and school officials representing 3,962 local governments calling on them to place their data on OhioCheckbook.com and extending an invitation to partner with his office at no cost.
These local government entities include cities, counties, townships, school and library districts and other special districts.