Medina County Auditor
Michael E. 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 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. Since that time, he has been mobilized four times,
including two overseas tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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 and this year was sworn in as president of the County Auditors'
Association of Ohio (CAAO).
Kovack has three children, Michael, Madison and Lauren, and
resides in the City of Medina. He is
active in many community activities, and established the Medina County Regional
Pet Adoptathon, which has hosted the adoption of hundreds of pets through the