Stark County District Library Names New Fiscal Officer

April 3, 2017 (Canton, Ohio) – Stark County District Library is pleased to announce that the board has elected Chris Butler the new Fiscal Officer effective April 1, 2017 to replace the retired fiscal officer Russ Humerickhouse. In this role, Butler will direct financial operations of the library (including budgeting and purchasing activities) and assure compliance with statutes of the State of Ohio, state auditing requirements, and the policies and decisions of the Board of Trustees.

“The Board is pleased to have Chris join the Stark County District Library. We are confident that Chris will continue the Library’s history of effective and progressive financial management,” said Steven Pittman, President of the Board of Trustees.

Butler joins Stark County District Library from Wayne County Public Library where he was the Deputy Fiscal Officer. Among his responsibilities were Accounts Payable, day-to-day accounting, and vendor contracting with respect to the statutes of the State of Ohio and state auditing requirements. Butler is a member of the Ohio Government Finance Officers Association (Ohio GFOA).

Butler currently lives the Wooster area. He attended the University of Akron, graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, majoring in Corporate Financial Management.



One of the 9 largest library systems in Ohio – and the county’s oldest library – Stark County District Library serves the community through 10 locations, six mobile libraries, and a 24/7 digital branch.

A 2009 winner of the prestigious National Medal for library service, the Library serves over 110,000 active cardholders, annually circulating 3.85 million items from its 1.4 million item collection and providing access to an additional 66 million items from lending networks throughout Ohio. Each year the library presents more than 9,000 programs for 170,000 attendees and provides 260,000 computer sessions on the publicly available computers found in each branch.

Today, as it reimagines itself as The Smart Store, where everything is free®, the Library is emerging as a national thought-leader with innovations such as its “no overdue fines” policy, the BikeSmart bike sharing network, and the Start Smart School Partnership.

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