Deer Park Launches Ohio Checkbook

Posted on: March 27, 2018

Treasurer Josh Mandel Announces Launch of the City of Deer Park Checkbook on

Press Release - Ohio Treasurer's Office

DEER PARK– Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced today the launch of the City of Deer Park’s online checkbook on  In December 2014, Treasurer Mandel launched, which sets a new national standard for government transparency and for the first time in Ohio history puts all state spending information on the internet. recently earned Ohio the number one government transparency ranking in the country for the second year in a row.    

The Ohio Treasurer’s office was joined at today’s announcement by Deer Park Auditor John Applegate and Mayor John Donnellon. 

Deer Park is the eighth city in Hamilton County to post their spending on  Deer Park’s online checkbook includes over 2,200 individual transactions that represent more than $3.3 million of total spending over the past two years.      

“I believe the people of Hamilton County have a right to know how their tax money is being spent, and I applaud local leaders here for partnering with my office to post the finances on,” said Treasurer Mandel.  “By posting local government spending online, we are empowering taxpayers across Ohio to hold public officials accountable.”

“Transparency has become increasingly important to citizens and we are happy to be on the forefront by providing access through,” said Deer Park Auditor John Applegate.