Montgomery County Treasurer
Russ Joseph is honored to serve the community as the Montgomery County Treasurer. He has served as Treasurer since January of 2019. A lifelong Daytonian, Russ is a graduate of Carroll High School and the University of Dayton.
With 18 years of leadership experience in local government, Russ is well prepared to lead the treasurer’s office into the future. In fact, Russ began his career as the Director of Special Projects in 2001 for former Montgomery County Treasurer Hugh Quill.
As Treasurer, Russ will protect our tax dollars, harness the latest technology to improve customer service, and champion the Montgomery County Land Bank as an excellent tool to help our local communities turn delinquent properties back to productive use.
Russ is Chair of the county’s Investment Advisory Committee which is responsible for the county’s $500 Million portfolio and has increased investment income for Montgomery County by over 50% from previous years. Russ also serves on the Board of Directors for the Montgomery County Land Bank and is a member of the Montgomery County Budget Commission.
Prior to becoming Treasurer, Russ served as the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts from 2017 to 2018 where he oversaw an 8-million-dollar budget and over 100 employees. One of his top priorities as Clerk was expanding the office’s utilization of technology, garnering national attention for developing a revolutionary Artificial Intelligence chatbot, making his office more efficient and removing barriers to the access of justice.
Russ has dedicated his life to community and public service. He and his wife Katie serve on the Associate Board for the Dayton Art Institute and are past Associate Board members of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Russ is the former Board President for the House of Bread, and former Trustee of the Oregon Historic District, where his family resides.