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Hamilton County Treasurer

Salary: $80,807 Term: 4 yearsResponsibilities: To collect taxes in the county and its subdivisions, disburse expenditures, and invest the county's funds.

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    Jill Schiller
    (Dem)

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    Charlie Winburn
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

Has the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted any changes you recommend in running the Treasurer’s office? (500 character limit)

What improvements would you implement in the office of the Treasurer? (500 character limit)

How will you make information more available to the public? (500 character limit)

Twitter @jillschill
Occupation Non-Profit Consultant
Education J.D., Temple University, 2003 B.A., Ursinus College, 1998 B.A., Central High School of Philadelphia, 1994
Experience Attorney, Obama's White House Office of Management & Budget staff, non-profit executive, small business owner.
Political Philosophy I'm a proud Democrat who believes in the power of people to help each other. I believe in making government more effective, more efficient, and more responsive to the needs of the community.
Endorsements Hamilton County Democratic Party, IBEW Local 12, Laborers Union 65, Building Trades Council, Ohio Students for Gun Legislation, Equality PAC, CFT, AFL-CIO, AFSCME, The Matriots
Affliations Cincinnatus Association; Duke Energy Children's Museum Advisory Board.
The pandemic underscores the need to make tax collection as easy as possible for taxpayers, be it through the advertising of the TOPS installment program or more electronic payment methods. It’s vital that we reach out to individual homeowners having trouble with payments due to the economic side of the crisis to ensure we give them every opportunity to find a payment plan that works. Equally important, those property owners who can pay but choose not to must be made to pay.
First, improve the level of customer service. We will ensure someone answers the phone when you call and provides you with polite, efficient service. The office staff must reflect the community it serves and we will hire with an eye toward diversity of race and gender. As above, make it easier to pay taxes through easier online payment methods and greater use of the installment program. Engage with the community and schools through educational programs on savings, finances, and investing.
First, make sure the website is updated regularly to provide current information. Add informational mailers to tax bills to ensure all property owners receive important updates. Publish regularly in the local press to make sure Treasurer's Office news is known. Hold community meetings to answer questions and get to know taxpayers, while making sure they know of all services available to them through the office.
Twitter @CharlieWinburn
Occupation Consultant & Executive Pastor
Education Harvard Business School- Authentic Leadership Development University of Cincinnati- Masters of Education
Experience - 30 years of budget and finance experience. -Has worked for state & local government -15 years of Public service as an elected official for the City of Cincinnati. Chairman of the Budget & Finance Committee.
Political Philosophy We must treat everyone with dignity and civility.
Endorsements *Hamilton County Republican Party *Fraternal Order of Police Queen City Lodge 69 *Greater Cincinnati Area Local American Postal Workers Union *Cincinnati Right to Life PAC
The COVID-19 has created a major crisis in our nation and must be taken seriously by all Americans. I will do all I can to continue the COVID-19 Pandemic measures that Robert Goering, our current County Treasurer, is presently executing such as effective social distancing, wearing masks, and assigning staff, when appropriate, to work remotely from home.
Establish a County Treasurer economic development round table made up of property owners, realtors and business leaders to study the feasibility of job creation, entrepreneurship, and expansion of our tax base as it relates to the following: • Establishment of a residential and commercial link deposit with financial institutions to expand our tax base • Investment in specific and sound mega-projects using general debt obligation bonds • Collaboration w/ Port Authority on infra-structure projects
One thing I would do to make information more available to the public is conduct a social media campaign and virtual on-line town hall meetings three (3) times a year with the citizens of Hamilton County to help them understand the mission of the County Treasurers office. Additionally, I will create a 24 hour costumer service hotline to get back with citizens the next day to expedite their concerns.