Meet Auditor Federer

  • 7 years served and Clark County resident for 35 years


Mr. Federer was elected Clark County Auditor in November of 2010.  The former bank president of 34 years brings to the position an extensive background in proven executive and business management experience.  Mr. Federer managed over 300 associates while consistently performing at high levels.

Accomplishments as Your County Auditor

  • Successfully implemented multiple technology enhancements such as: “Direct Deposit “ for county payroll for all County employees saving time and money, initiated a new and efficient county-wide financial system, developed a Mobile App allowing taxpayers to easily research properties from any location, instituted a more efficient dog tag technology, partnered with the City of Springfield, Law Enforcement and Fire Departments in the improved use of GIS technology
  • Reduced Auditor’s Office budget resulting in the return of significant monies to the general fund
  • Easily accessible to the taxpayer
  • Utilizes social media and press releases to keep taxpayers informed of new legislation, savings options and important filing deadlines
  • Developed improvements to ensure “Fair and Accurate” real estate values resulting in fewer property value disputes than ever before
  • Conducted a successful triennial review of all Clark County residential and agricultural properties
  • Serves on the Executive and Legislative Committee of the County Auditors’ Association of Ohio
  • In 2016, was elected President (out of 22 County Auditors in Southwest Ohio), of the Southwest District of the County Auditors’ Association of Ohio
  • Meets regularly with state and local elected officials to monitor and suggest legislative proposals which impact local taxpayers and to encourage policies which positively impact county government
  • Received the “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting” from Government Financial Officers Association for four consecutive years

 Community Involvement

Active in the community, John has been an outstanding, community oriented citizen of Springfield and Clark County since becoming a local resident.  He has been a board member and/or board chair of Junior Achievement, Boy Scouts, Springfield Museum of Art, United Way, St. John’s Center, Clark State Foundation, The Mercy Foundation, Mental Health Foundation and many other non-profit organizations to improve the quality of life in our community. John is also active in Springfield Rotary Club, St. Teresa Church and The Ohio State University Alumni Association.  He has had many opportunities to move from this community, but instead has, by choice, remained a leader in Clark County to serve and assist in the development for the greater good of our area and region.