Fiscal Officer

The Jerusalem Township Fiscal Officer is an elected position and is a 4 year term. Our current Fiscal Officer is Donald Murray.  Mr. Murray works from his home and has no office hours.  His term will expire 3-31-16.  The Fiscal Officer can be reached by calling 419-836-8921 or by cell at 419-283-7114.

Donald R. Murray

Married to Lois J. (Romstadt) Murray for 42 years, and are parents and grandparents.

We have two married boys, Matthew and James.  Matthew is married to Mechele, and they have two daughters, Meranda and Kaitlin.  James is married to Terri, and they have a daughter and a son, Natalie and Tyler, and all live in our township.

I am the fiscal officer for our township and I am also the fiscal officer for the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District in western Ottawa County.  I attend about 50 hours per year of training from the Ohio Auditor of State, the Treasurer of Ohio, and the Ohio Township Association, along with Ohio Local Government Services, and the Universal Accounting Network (UAN).

I currently serve on the Toledo-Lucas County Board of Health as a member, and chair of the Environmental Issues Committee, and routinely attend the Finance Committee meetings that affect all of the townships in Lucas County.  I serve on the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism Committee for Lucas County, the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) committee, the 911 Advisory Committee for Lucas County, and am a member of the Lucas County Fire Chief’s Association.

I am a trained Storm Spotter with the National Weather Service out of Cleveland, and assist with the training of storm spotters at the yearly training at St. Luke’s Hospital.

I am the Vice-President of A1 Deck Services, a power washing and deck treatment company.

Graduating from Clay Senior High School in 1965, I attended Bowling Green State University, the University of Toledo Community and Technical College, and Owens Technical College.

I have an Associates Degree in Law Enforcement from Owens.

Retired from the Police Department, City of Toledo in 2001 after 32 years having worked in the Uniform Division for 15 years, the Toledo Police Academy as an instructor for 4 years, 4 years assigned to the Chief’s Office as a Detective conducting financial investigations, 4 years as a Detective doing background investigations for applicants for police, fire, and city positions, and the last 5 years as a dispatcher, and floor supervisor for the Toledo 911 system.

Currently, I am a Lieutenant for our Township fire department, a Firefighter/EMT-B, and former Firefighter and Advanced First Aid provider with the City of Oregon from 1969 to 1974.  I have been trained as a First Line Supervisor of First Responders.  I have been a decision maker in the management and operations rooms for the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station drills at the Lucas County Emergency Operations Center in Toledo.

I have attended the Ohio Fire Chief’s Association training sessions many times at Cherry Valley Lodge in Newark Oh, at Kalaharri in Sandusky, Oh, and Fire Chief’s training course at Bowling Green State University.

I have participated in tabletop exercises at Owens, and at the Toledo 911 training center, not only for Fire and EMS, the Board of Health, but also when certifying for the Level 300 and Level 400 courses for FEMA and DHS conducted in Port Clinton, OH.