Director: Brian Nelsen
Phone: (330) 643-8065
Fax: (330) 643-8107


175 S. Main Street
Akron, Ohio 44308


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More than a billion dollars passes through Summit County Government. The Summit County Department of Finance and Budget ensures those funds are properly allocated. Each year the department issues budget allocations to every department, office and division of Summit County Government.

The Summit County Department of Finance and Budget continues to be recognized as one of the best in the country, receiving the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 12 years in a row. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has honored the Department for achieving “proficient” ratings in four categories, with 14 mandatory criteria each.

The Summit County Department of Finance and Budget provides Summit County Council with timely updates on county finances. These reports include an overview of revenue and spending, projections of tax receipts and analysis of economic and financial trends effecting Summit County.

The Department of Finance and Budget oversees two divisions:

  • Purchasing-All requisitions are sent to Purchasing and inspected for proper documentation. Also, Purchasing is responsible for assuring that three quotes are obtained for orders exceeding $5000 and the division reviews documents that go before the Board of Control. Purchasing also makes sure proper bidding protocols and procedures are followed.  Click for addtion bidder information.

  • Office Services-Maintains outgoing and interoffice mail services. Office Services provides digital transfer and copying services, some printing services and microfilming.


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