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Gary Smiga is New Fiscal Officer

Posted on Apr 14, 2018

Retired Centerville City Schools Superintendent Gary Smiga has been selected to fill the unexpired term of Tom Zobrist who retires April 1 as Washington Township fiscal officer.

The appointment was approved unanimously by Washington Township Trustees at their Monday, March 19, meeting. Smiga will serve through April 1, 2020 when an elected successor will take office. As fiscal officer, he will be responsible for overseeing and safeguarding funds, working with trustees, and overseeing the maintenance of township records.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with Gary’s appointment. He brings extensive administrative experience to this post, both with schools and nonprofits, and is a very dedicated community volunteer,” said Trustee President Scott Paulson.

Smiga has spent the last seven years directing nonprofits for the Dayton Foundation,

including seven years as director of the Montgomery County Ohio College Promise Program and two years as executive director for College Promise and the Dayton-Montgomery County Scholarship Program. Prior to that, he served Centerville schools for 36 years, including four years as superintendent.

With the position of fiscal officer, he is continuing a life-long career focused on community service. “I’ve found our community to be a great place to live and raise a family,” said Smiga, who has resided 40 years in Centerville/Washington Township. “The township is a desirable place of residence for people of all ages. By serving as fiscal officer, I hope to contribute to maintaining that and to serving the needs of our community. I look forward to helping maintain the high level of trust that citizens have in Washington Township.”

A 32-year member of Centerville Noon Optimist Club, Smiga is in his eighth year as treasurer and previously completed a term as president. His other volunteer experience includes BOGG Ministries and the Life Enrichment Center. He and his wife Pam have four grown children and five grandchildren.

Zobrist has served as fiscal officer since 2004. During his tenure, the township has earned high marks from the Auditor of State who has consistently issued unqualified opinions recognizing the township’s financial statements and accounting practices.

 

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