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Fissel to run for city treasurer post



Three-term Bellefontaine City Councilman-at-Large Mark Fissel announced Monday he will seek the city treasurer’s position.

Mr. Fissel is a graduate of Bellefontaine High School and Miami University of Ohio.

He has spent most of his six years on council serving on the Finance Committee, recently as its chairman.  

“While it will be difficult to leave policy discussions surrounding Bellefontaine’s future, I feel that we have come a long way considering the downturn of 2008,” he said in a release. “Recently, I worked with the City Administration and the Bellefontaine City School Board to develop four economic districts within city limits that will allow for more infrastructure improvements as property values rise.  

“I intend to take a fresh look at the way we do business at the treasurer’s office,” he continued. “For example, recently I called a meeting to discuss Star Ohio Plus which is administered by State Treasurer Josh Mandel. This is a program we can participate in which doubles our yield compared to current money market rates. The best part, it’s safe, liquid and still FDIC insured.”  

His past involvement in the community includes serving on the boards of directors for the Logan County Area Chamber of Commerce and Hilliker YMCA. As well, he currently serves as a board member on the Community Improvement Corporation and the Downtown Bellefontaine Partnership.

He is an investment adviser for Beacon Hill Investment Advisory, a firm he co-founded nearly five years ago.  

He and his wife, Stephanie, have three boys, Max, Harrison and Jack.

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