Cincinnati Eastside Rotary welcomed Ohio Treasurer, Robert Sprague, to a virtual meeting on Wednesday, June 23. Sprague currently serves as Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State. As Treasurer, he oversees the state’s investment and debt portfolios, domestic & international custody portfolios, and annual cash movements and deposits.
As Ohio Treasurer, Sprague successfully launched the ResultsOHIO initiative, which established an infrastructure within the Treasurer’s office to evaluate and support pay-for-success programs aimed at combatting the social and public health challenges facing Ohio.
Treasurer Sprague reaffirmed his office’s commitment to empowering individuals living with disabilities through the use of specialized savings and investment accounts. The STABLE Account program is seeing unprecedented growth under Sprague’s leadership, with participation more than doubling from January 2019 through December 2020. The Treasurer’s office is also partnering with multiple public and private sector employers to provide eligible employees with direct deposit options for contributing to a STABLE account. Through expanded outreach and engagement efforts, STABLE Account has maintained its status as the nation’s premiere ABLE program.
In 2020, Sprague ushered in the next generation of the Ohio Checkbook. In partnership with the DeWine-Husted Administration, OhioCheckbook.gov was launched, creating a one-stop resource for taxpayers to learn more about spending at the state and local levels of government. The website merged the functions and data previously hosted through OhioCheckbook.com and the Ohio Interactive Budget website. This effort resulted in a more effective and streamlined platform that eliminates duplication and bolsters transparency.