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ABOUT THE AUDITOR_MIKE KOVACK

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 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 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.