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Meet the Treasurer

Laura Metzger is serving as treasurer of Van Wert County after her appointment in January of 2020 to fulfill the unexpired term of Treasurer Nathan Vandenbroek. Treasurer Metzger is the 27th Treasurer for Van Wert County.

The major responsibility of the County Treasurer is the collection of various taxes. The County Treasurer receives all the monies collected by other County departments and prepares a daily financial statement which needs to be balanced daily with the County Auditor. In addition the Treasurer manages the County’s investment portfolio.

By Law the Treasurer serves on numerous Boards including: Investment Advisory Board; Board of Revision; Data Processing Board; Micrographics Board; Investment Advisory Board; and the County Budget Commission. Treasurer Vandenbroek has been active in numerous service organizations: Member of Van Wert Farm Bureau, Treasurer of the Van Wert Peony Festival, Treasurer of the National Tunis Sheep Registry Inc., a member of the County Treasurers Association of Ohio and the National Association of County Treasurers & Finance Officers.