Medina County Auditor
Mike Kovack first
assumed the office of Medina County Auditor on January 15, 1993.
He was re-elected to his sixth term in office in 2010. A Wadsworth
High School alumnus, he graduated with honors from Bowling Green State
University in 1982 and 1983 with degrees in business administration, biology and
secondary education. An active United States Naval Officer from
1984-1989, Kovack served three decorated tours of duty in the Persian
Gulf aboard destroyers and minesweepers. A reserve officer from
1989-1993, Kovack was recalled to the Naval Reserve following 9/11.
He was mobilized four times between 2003 and 2008, including two
overseas ground tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He was awarded numerous decorations including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
He is a lifetime member of Wadsworth VFW Post #1089.
Kovack served as a Wadsworth City Councilman from 1990-91 and received
his Master's Degree in Public Administration magna cum laude from the
University of Akron in 1992 and was named a Presidential Scholar by
President George Bush. Kovack and his staff have received numerous
local, state and national awards and have been 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.
Kovack has served as president of the Northeast Ohio Auditors'
Association twice and has also served as president of the statewide County
Auditors' Association of Ohio (CAAO).
Kovack has three children, Michael, Madison and Lauren, two grandchildren, and resides in
the City of Medina. He is active in many community activities, including currently
serving on the boards of the Medina County Red Cross, Children's Center of Medina County,
the Medina City Schools Foundation and Family-A-Fair. He and his office founded the
Medina County Regional Pet Adoptathon, which has found homes for nearly 1,000 abandonded
pets over its 16 year history.