City of Pickerington Joins OhioCheckbook.gov
COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced that the City of Pickerington (Fairfield County) has joined OhioCheckbook.gov.
“We’re excited to welcome the City of Pickerington as our newest Ohio Checkbook partner,” said Treasurer Sprague. “OhioCheckbook.gov provides taxpayers an inside look at how their dollars are spent. When residents have access to spending information, they take greater interest in the important decisions that have a lasting impact on their communities.”
The City of Pickerington is the 12th government entity in Fairfield County to join OhioCheckbook.gov. The city's online checkbook includes more than 24,360 individual transactions that represent over $62.1 million spending from January 1, 2019 through July 31, 2020.
“We’re proud of all the financial decisions we make in Pickerington and this is another opportunity for people to be able to see and share in those decisions,” said Mayor Lee Gray. “Thanks to the Ohio Treasurer’s office for offering this resource as a way of promoting transparency in government, and for allowing the City of Pickerington to utilize it.”
OhioCheckbook.gov was launched in June 2020. The new transparency website combined OhioCheckbook.com (previously administered by the Treasurer’s office) and Ohio’s Interactive Budget (previously operated by the Office of Budget and Management) to create a single, one-stop resource for taxpayers to learn more about spending at the state and local levels of government.
By streamlining website administration, eliminating duplication, and reducing overall operating costs, OhioCheckbook.gov will keep government transparency at taxpayers’ fingertips for years to come
You can learn more about the City of Pickerington by visiting their page on the Ohio Checkbook. To access another local government website, visit the Local Government & Schools page on OhioCheckbook.gov.
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 $29 billion investment and $11 billion debt portfolios, collects and deposits all state revenues, and oversees custodial assets.