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The counties included in the voters guide for the Nov. 5, 2019 elections are: Montgomery, Warren, Miami, Greene, Clark, Champaign, and Butler.

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Washington Twp. Fiscal Officer

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    Gary Smiga

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Experience 36 Years in the Centerville City Schools serving as a teacher, principal, administrator and Superintendent 7 years at the Dayton Foundation serving as the Executive Director of the Montgomery County Ohio College Promise Program and the Dayton-Montgomery County Scholarship Program Serving as the Washington Township Fiscal Officer since April 2018
Education Graduate of Miami University with Bachelors and Masters Degrees Post Graduate work at the University of Dayton
By working closely with our Township Administrator, Staff and the Trustees, we will collectively work to ensure our citizens that Township expenditures are made efficiently and responsibly with the objective of providing a high quality of service at the best price. We value the support that our citizens have given to us and we will do our best to be open and transparent as to how tax dollars are used to make our community a great place to call home.
One of the challenges that the Township faces is to continue to make our community a place where people want to live, raise a family, and retire, and that businesses want to locate. We can do this by working closely with our governmental partners, the schools, library, park district, and the City of Centerville, to make sure the services we jointly provide enables our community to remain attractive to renters, homeowners, and businesses.
I have demonstrated throughout my career that I am competent and committed to the organization I serve and to executing the goals and objectives that stood before me. Through my employment and the opportunity to volunteer in a number of community programs I am also very connected to both the local and area communities. These experiences have prepared me well for my role as the Fiscal Officer of Washington Township.
I have lived in the Centerville/Washington Township community for the last 41 years. My wife and I have raised our 4 children here. We are proud to call this our home. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve and to make Washington Township a great place to live, raise a family, work and play.