About the Treasurer

About the Treasurer

Nancy Nix, CPA 

Nancy was appointed to the office of Butler County Treasurer in June 2007 and has been re-elected by Butler County voters in 2008, 2012 and 2016. She is currently serving her third four-year term.

Education and Experience

Nancy's education and experience prepared her well for the statutory responsibilities of a County Treasurer. Nancy earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a double major in Accounting and Marketing from Truman State University in Kirksville MO (1992) and acquired her CPA license. She earned her MBA from Miami University in August 2012. Additionally, Nancy is a graduate of the Jo Ann Davidson Leadership Institute, 2003, and a graduate of two Butler County Chamber Leadership programs - Middletown, 2000, and Hamilton, 2006.

Before becoming the Butler County Treasurer, Nancy worked in the private sector as a Private Banking Manager for USBank, a staff accountant for Clark, Schaefer, Hackett & Co, CPAs, and Plant Controller for Corson Packaging of Ohio. Nancy also served as a Middletown City Council Member for four years (2002 through 2005); two of those years included serving as Vice Mayor.

In addition to being the Treasurer, Nancy is currently a board member of the County Treasurer Association of Ohio (CTAO) and will serve as President in 2020. She has been on the CTAO Legislative committee since 2007. Nancy also serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Southwest Ohio District Treasurer’s Association.

In 2012, Nancy was instrumental in instituting the Butler County Land Reutilization Corporation (Land Bank), which has been awarded millions in blight funding, and is the statutory Chairperson of the Land Bank.

Community Service

Community involvement is a high priority for Treasurer Nix, a valuable lesson learned in her youth from her parents’ civic participation. Currently, Nancy is a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused/neglected children of the nonprofit organization Parachute/CASA; a bookkeeper for C3  - Caring Community Collaborative; Treasurer/Secretary of her neighborhood homeowner association; and serves on the Government Relations Task Force for the Chamber of Commerce Serving Middletown, Monroe and Trenton.  Nancy served several  terms on Middletown Civil Service Commission and the Great Miami Valley YMCA Finance Committee.  In 2009, she was chairwoman of the Butler County United Way campaign. Nancy is a very active member of the county Republican party.

Accomplishments as Butler County Treasurer

 Since taking office in June 2007:

  • Nancy has reduced staff in her office through attrition from 26 F/T employees to 15, reduced her annual operating budget to spending levels below year 2004, and has restructured her office to achieve greater efficiency.
  • Nancy has managed and maintained a strong, sound, and successful investment portfolio for Butler County, keeping as much in the market as possible. Nancy oversees a $300 million portfolio in her capacity as Treasurer.
  • Nancy proposed legislation, House Bill 241 - "Payment of County Expenses" and testified before State hearings for this banking legislation. This law modified the old law governing the payment of County expenses by a financial transaction device. It brought the law current with banking and payment technology. The bill was signed into law on July 17, 2008.
  • Nancy has improved delinquent tax collection efforts while at the same time negotiating helpful payment plans for taxpayers with past due tax charges.
  • Under Nancy's direction, a County-wide merchant service has been implemented providing lower credit card convenience fees for users, and the opportunity for County departments to offer credit card payments.
  • Promoted outreach programs of the State Treasurer including Seniors & Money, Rebuilding Your Credit, and Borrower Outreach Day.
  • During the financial crisis, Nancy was one of the office holders arguing against increasing the sales tax to solve budget shortfalls. Nancy worked with the County Administrator, Commissioners, and other office holders to drastically reduce county debt since 2009.
  • The Butler County Treasurer’s office and the Butler County Land Reutilization Corporation, of which Nancy is Chairperson, receive clean audits from the state every year.
  • Treasurer Nix is frequently asked to speak at professional and civic organizations in Butler County, including Hamilton, Middletown, and Fairfield Rotary Clubs; Middletown, Lindenwald and Oxford Kiwanis Clubs; Princeton Manufactured Homes Association; and Investment Property Owner’s Association. She has presented to State of Ohio House and Senate Committees, and to the City Councils of Fairfield, Middletown, and Hamilton.