The Northwest District of the County Auditors’ Association of Ohio (CAAO) recently installed officers for 2022 at their annual Winter Conference. Those installed were Ottawa County Auditor Jennifer Widmer as President, Van Wert County Auditor Phillip Baxter as Vice President and Wood County Auditor Matthew Oestreich as Secretary/Treasurer.
The district works closely with the CAAO Columbus office to monitor legislative proposals that impact local taxpayers and to offer initiatives that assist County Auditors in carrying out their duties. During 2022 the district anticipates much activity with continuing changes in a variety of state and local tax issues and other legislative initiatives that assist County Auditors in carrying out their duties.
The CAAO includes all 88 Ohio County Auditors. It was established to promote and protect the interests of the taxpayers of Ohio and to improve the administration of county government.