20-year treasurer with Twinsburg schools will retire at the end of this school year – Akron Beacon Journal

The Twinsburg school district’s longtime treasurer will retire at the end of this school year.

Martin Aho, who has headed the district’s treasurer’s office since 2002, will retire effective July 31.

“Marty has been a dedicated treasurer and stalwart employee of the district for 20 years,” said Twinsburg City School District Board of Education President Mark Curtis. “Throughout his tenure, he has maintained our finances with the utmost integrity. His leadership has allowed the board to navigate some of the most difficult circumstances and helped the district maintain firm financial footing. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

Aho said that he and his wife “plan to do some traveling” once he retires, and that working with the school district has “been a good journey, and finally Father Time says it’s time to retire.”

“I especially like to take the ‘one-tank trips’ around Ohio and neighboring states,” Aho said “And yes, my wife is busy with the ‘honey-do’ list for me.”

Before joining the Twinsburg City Schools, Aho worked as an auditor with the state and was an assistant treasurer with the Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools. Highlights include receiving the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association. He has also received multiple Ohio Auditor of State Awards with Distinction for excellence in financial reporting, according to information from the Twinsburg schools. Aho helped secure financing for the 2004 capital improvement project that built out the high school addition, turfed the field at Tiger Stadium, and paved and upgraded the bus parking lot. Most recently, Aho helped secure financing for multiple energy conservation projects.

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“Since 2011, I have had the privilege of working alongside Marty Aho,” said Superintendent Kathryn Powers. “He has been a joy to work with and someone with whom I have relied on to provide strategic counsel on matters of school finance. His 

stewardship of the community’s tax dollars has helped our school district provide an outstanding educational experience for our students. We will miss him tremendously but wish him all the best on his retirement.”

The school board “will soon begin the search for qualified candidates with plans for a new treasurer,” Powers said. The new treasurer should be in place to start Aug. 1.

Reporter April Helms can be reached at ahelms@thebeaconjournal.com