Wood County Auditor Matthew Oestreich has filed petitions to retain that office. Oestreich has served as Wood County Auditor since October 2017, previously serving as Assistant Chief Deputy Auditor. He brings 17 years of public sector experience to the Office of Auditor; while serving as Weights and Measures Inspector in 2006, Oestreich was the recipient of the Frank P. Gallo award, which recognizes excellence in the area of weights and measures.
As Auditor, Oestreich was recently presented with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, an award the office has received for 16 consecutive years.
“Public service is my passion,” said Auditor Oestreich. “Seventeen years ago, I came to the Wood County Auditor’s Office. Over the course of those years, I learned from one of the best, Mike Sibbersen. It is the greatest honor of my professional life to serve the people of Wood County as their Auditor.”
Auditor Oestreich is Wood County’s chief fiscal officer and appraiser; he is the sealer of weights and measures; and serves as the secretary of the Budget Commission, Board of Revision, and Data Processing Board. He is a member of the Wood County Republican Party Executive Committee. Active in the community, Oestreich is a member (and past director) of the Bowling Green Kiwanis Club and serves as the Kiwanis liaison to the Eastwood Key Club. Oestreich is a coach for Upward Youth Sports, a member of the Wood County Historical Society, and a Friend of the Wood County Parks.
A lifelong resident of Wood County, Auditor Oestreich is a graduate of Elmwood High School and holds an Associate’s Degree in Agricultural Business from Owens Community College. He farms in Montgomery Township where he resides with his wife, Leslie, and their three children.