Russ Joseph is a lifelong Daytonian, committed to serving the community. A graduate of Carroll High School and the University of Dayton, Russ was honored to serve as the Montgomery County Treasurer from 2019 – 2021 and previously as the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts from 2017 – 2018.
As Treasurer, Russ worked to improve customer service and ensure that the office served the people of Montgomery County as effectively as possible. He protected our tax dollars, harnessed the latest technology to improve service, and championed the Montgomery County Land Bank as an excellent tool to help our local communities turn delinquent properties back to productive use.
Russ led the two most successful property tax collection efforts in nearly 20 years. As the Chief Investment Officer for the county and chair of the Investment Advisory Committee, Russ increased the county’s investment income by 37% and grew the total portfolio to over $600 million.
As a Board Member of the Montgomery County Land Bank, he sponsored a $6 million program to combat vacant and abandoned properties in our neighborhoods. As a member of the Montgomery County Budget Commission, Russ directed funding to our local communities to provide critical services to residents.
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.
Please consider contributing to these Dayton organizations that impact the basic needs of our community, as well as the educational and cultural growth of our residents.
House of Bread, Dayton’s community kitchen
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Dayton’s Children’s Museum
Dayton Art Institute, The Premier visual arts destination in the region