Clark County Joins OhioCheckbook.com
PHOTO: (From top left clockwise) Clark County Commissioner Melanie Flax Wilt, Commissioner Lowell McGlothin, Commissioner Richard Lohnes, Ohio Treasurer of State Regional Liaison Marcie Longenecker, and Clark County Auditor John Federer.
COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced that Clark County has joined OhioCheckbook.com.
“I’m happy to announce Clark County as the newest partner on OhioCheckbook.com,” said Treasurer Sprague. “Through this commitment to transparency, residents can see exactly where their hard-earned tax dollars are going. This openness builds trust and strong communities.”
Clark County’s online checkbook includes over 622,000 individual transactions that represent nearly $1 billion in spending in from January 2016 through June 2019.
“Since taking office in 2011, we have worked diligently to provide state of the art communications and technology to the Clark County constituents,” said John Federer, Clark County Auditor. “By supporting the Ohio Checkbook, we will continue the mission to bring up to date information to all that wish to see it. I am proud to have Clark County join this initiative and look forward to finding solutions to effectively communicate with all of our citizens.”
Launched in 2014, OhioCheckbook.com became the first resource aiming to make all state spending information available online. There are currently more than 1,100 local government entities on the Ohio Checkbook, with more than 45 joining since January.
Since its launch, OhioCheckbook.com has garnered the interest of those hoping to learn more about how Ohio’s tax dollars are spent. As of August 2019, there have been more than 1.2 million searches on the site, and the Treasurer’s office continues working with local governments and constituents to leverage the site’s capabilities.
You can learn more about Clark County by visiting their page on the Ohio Checkbook. To view another local government website, visit the Local Government option on OhioCheckbook.com.
Robert Sprague became Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State on January 14, 2019, bringing to the office his extensive experience working on financial matters in both the public and private sectors. Under Treasurer Sprague’s direction, the office manages the state’s $20 billion investment and $10 billion debt portfolios, collects and deposits all state revenues, and oversees custodial assets.