Mike Kovack

Medina County Auditor


Professional History:

  • First assumed the office of Medina County Auditor on January 15, 1993.
  • Re-elected to his seventh term in 2014.
  • Served as president of the Northeast Ohio Auditors’ Association twice.
  • Served as president of the statewide County Auditors’ Association of Ohio (CAAO).
  • Served as a Wadsworth City Councilman from 1990-91.

Military History:

  • An active U.W. Naval Officer from 1984-1989.
  • Served three decorated tours of duty in the Persian Gulf aboard destroyers and minesweepers.
  • Navy Reserve Officer from 1989-1993.
  • Recalled to the Naval Reserve following the terrorist attack of 9/11/2001.
  • Mobilized four times between 2003 and 2008, including two overseas ground tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • Was awarded numerous decorations including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
  • Lifetime member of Wadsworth VFW Post #1089.

Education History:

  • Received Master’s Degree in Public Administration magna cum laude from the University of Akron in 1992. Named a Presidential Scholar by President George H.W. Bush.
  • Graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1982 and 1983 with degrees in business administration, biology and secondary education.
  • Wadsworth High School alumnus.

Awards:

  • Kovack and his staff have received numerous local, state and national awards.
  • Recognized for “Excellence in Accounting” by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) each year he has been in office.
  • In 1998, he was the first Medina County Auditor to receive the “Outstanding Auditor Award” from the County Auditors’ Association of Ohio.

Community Participation:

  • Presently serves on the Medina City Schools Foundation.
  • Serves on the Family-A-Fair Committee.
  • Serves on the Community Design Committee.
  • He and his office founded the Medina County Pet Adopt-A-Thon, which has found homes for nearly 1,000 abandoned pets over its 17-year history.

Personal:

  • Three children, Michael, Madison and Lauren.
  • Two grandchildren.
  • Resides in the City of Medina.

Mike Kovack, Medina County Auditor











 

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