(Posted June 18, 2019)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
The city of London is on the hunt for a new treasurer.
Jason Schwaderer, who has held the position since the fall of 2016, is resigning effective June 26. He is moving out of London and, therefore, is unable to continue in the position. His term expires at the end of 2021.
The Madison County Republican Central Committee (RCC) will appoint a replacement to fill the position through the end of this year. After that, anyone who wishes to serve out the remaining two years of the term must run for election this November.
The RCC will hold a special meeting at 7:45 p.m. July 2, following their regular monthly meeting, to make the appointment. The meeting will take place at the Madison County Engineer’s Office, 825 U.S. Rte. 42 NE, London.
Anyone interested in filling the position through the end of this year is asked to submit a letter of interest (resumes optional) prior to the meeting to Nick Adkins, RCC president, at email@example.com. The only requirement to be a candidate is residency in the city of London.
The RCC members who represent London–Adkins, Bonnie Hamilton and Bill Long–will interview the candidates and make their selection at the July 2 meeting.
“We’re sad to see Jason leave and wish him the best. We will look for a replacement who can match his skills,” Adkins said.
Schwaderer was initially appointed to the city treasurer’s position in 2016. He then ran for and won election to a full four-year term in 2017. Prior to his time as treasurer, Schwaderer served on London’s board of zoning appeals, chaired the city properties committee, served a term on city council, and served on the city’s historic review board.
“Jason did a great job when he was on city council and worked his way into the treasurer’s position,” said Mayor Patrick Closser. “He’s been one of the best treasurers the city of London has ever had. He has been very involved. He really took it serious and kept an eye on things. He will be missed.”
In his resignation letter, addressed to Closser, Schwaderer said he is proud of what he has learned and accomplished in his various capacities with the city over the past seven years.
He also stated, “I hate to give up this position, however, I trust that you and the Republican Central Committee will appoint someone to take on this job that takes pride in what they do and puts the citizens of London first, like myself, you, and the rest of the administration and city council.”