About Ryan


Ryan Rushing attended Beavercreek City Schools and graduated from Beavercreek High School. Ryan is a two-time graduate from Wright State University, earning a Bachelors with honors in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Administration. While working towards completion of his undergraduate degree, Ryan was appointed by then Governor John R. Kasich to the Wright State University Board of Trustees and served a two-year term as a Student Trustee. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, Ryan enrolled in the MPA program and worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Applied Policy Research Institute at Wright State conducting public affairs and public policy research for several multi-disciplined government and nonprofit organizations.

While completing his masters, Ryan worked in the Greene County Treasurer's Office in several areas of the office including assisting taxpayers, collecting delinquent real estate taxes, and general office duties.

Currently, Ryan is the Director of Finance for the Village of Carlisle. Ryan's duties as Director of Finance include maintaining management control over the village's multi-million-dollar budget, direct oversight and management of the Utility Office, Income Tax Office, and Finance Office, ensuring all of the municipality's finances are open, transparent, and in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices for governments. Additionally, Ryan prepares the annual budget and oversees all depositories and investments for the municipality. Ryan's experience as Director of Finance makes him uniquely qualified for Beavercreek Township Fiscal Officer.

Ryan understands the importance of giving back to the community that has given him so much.

In addition to Ryan's service as Director of Finance for the Village of Carlisle, Ryan currently serves on Beavercreek City Council and points to his advocacy for fiscal responsibility. During his service on council, the City of Beavercreek has maintained a fund reserve policy in its operating budget and has received the Ohio Auditor of State’s Award with Distinction. This award is only given to less than 5% of the more than 5,900 entities audited.
No stranger to service, Ryan was taught the value of hard work and giving back at a young age from his family. Both of his grandfathers served in the United States Air Force and both of his parents were born on Air Force bases; his mother on Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base (now closed) in Kansas City, Missouri and his father on Turner Air Force Base (now closed) in Albany, Georgia.

Keeping to the family tradition of service and leading by example, Ryan has had the pleasure of furthering his commitment to the community by serving on various organizations and bodies such as:

  • Beavercreek City Council
  • Councilman

  • City of Beavercreek Board of Zoning Appeals
  • City Council appointment; Member & Chairman

  • Wright State University Board of Trustees
  • Gubernatorial appointment by Gov. John Kasich; Member

  • El Puente Educational Center
  • Board of Trustees; Member, Treasurer

  • Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce
  • Member

  • Beavercreek High School Alumni Association
  • President

  • Beavercreek Youth Council
  • Member & Co-President


  • In addition, Ryan has volunteered on countless campaigns for local, state, and national candidates and issues – Ryan is committed to being the change Beavercreek needs.


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    Education


    Not only is Ryan a two-time graduate of Wright State University, but he attends dozens of hours of continuing education courses on a yearly basis. Ryan is certified by the Ohio Treasurer of State's Center for Public Investment Management and by the Ohio Auditor of State for Public Records Management. Ryan is a member in good standing with the Ohio Government Finance Officers’ Association and the Ohio Public Treasurers’ Association.




    Experience


    With an annual appropriation budget of $25 million, it is time for Beavercreek Township to elect a Fiscal Officer that has both a Master's Degree in Public Administration and real-world experience as a Finance Director. In Ryan’s position as Finance Director of Carlisle, he does the job, and more, of a Township Fiscal Officer on a daily basis.




    Investments


    Ryan will implement an investment plan to ensure that all interim funds are fully invested. Ryan believes that government has a responsibility to the taxpayers to stretch every single tax dollar that it receives to its maximum use and highest return on investment.




    Technology


    Ryan will work with and support Township staff and the Board of Trustees on the implementation of new accounting software to use technology to the advantage of the taxpayer. In addition, Ryan will ensure that all financial records are safely and properly maintained and are backed up to audit standards. Ryan believes in utilizing the best practices in both the private and public sector to modernize the Fiscal Office and take it to new heights.




    Transparency

    Ryan will ensure that Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are implemented and followed as is required by law. This includes working with Township staff and the Board of Trustees on properly reporting financial statements. Ryan will publish timely financial reports to the Board and the public.

    In addition, Ryan will keep all Township spending available online on the Ohio Checkbook.




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