2016-2019 Budget Planning Web Site

News and Updates on the Washtenaw County Budget

I have been in public service for 40 years, 33 of which have been with Washtenaw County.  I have been involved in the County's budget planning process since the beginning of my tenure at Washtenaw County, and am proud to be leading the development of Washtenaw County's third four-year budget.  The new normal of our economy has forced Washtenaw County to re-think how we conduct business.  Reduced property tax revenues, changes in State funding levels and increased demands on services caused significant and painful decisions to be made in our 2010/2011, 2012/2013, and our 2014-2017 budgets.  Through honest communication and hard work with our partnering departments and elected officials, we were able to reduce expenses while maintaining serviceability levels.

Although our past budget struggles have been challenging, the County has responded well and is financially sustainable as reflected in the approval of our second balanced quadrennial 2015-2018 budget, an upgrade to a AAA bond rating, a General Fund unreserved fund balance amount above the Board of Commissioners adopted policy, low debt ratio, and a year-end surplus for fiscal year 2014.  We must ensure we continue to build upon this solid foundation as we move forward to maintain our fiscal stability.

As we shift our focus on Community Impacts and Investments it's important to me to build a budget that allows us to provide the best services, the right services, and in the most cost effective manner possible.  This budget is critical to ensuring we make the best decisions for our community in this great time of need. We can be successful, but only if we work together.  I hope these budget web pages are informative and help you better understand our financial situation.  If you need additional information, can't find what you're looking for or have suggestions, please contact Administration's Lisa Moutinho at 222-6731.

Thank you for staying informed and for your continued commitment to serving the citizens of this great community.

Sincerely,

Verna's Signature

 

 

 

Verna J. McDaniel, Washtenaw County Administrator

 

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News from the Administrator - July 2015
News from the Administrator - June 2015
News from the Administrator - May 2015
News from the Administrator - April 2015
News from the Administrator - March 2015
News from the Administrator - February 2015
News from the Administrator - January 2015
News from the Administrator - December 2014
News from the Administrator - November 2014
News from the Administrator- October 2014
News from the Administrator - September 2014
News from the Administrator - August 2014
News from the Administrator - July 2014
News from the Administrator - June 2014
News from the Administrator - May 2014
News from the Administrator - April 2014
News from the Administrator - March 2014
News from the Administrator - January 2014
News from the Administrator - December 2013
News from the Administrator - November 2013
News from the Administrator - August 2013
News from the Administrator - July 2013
News from the Administrator - June 2013
News from the Administrator - Spring 2013 Financial Update
News from the Administrator - March 2013
News from the Administrator-February 2013
News from the Administrator-December 2012
News from the Administrator - November 2012
News from the Administrator - October 2012
News from the Administrator - September 2012
News from the Administrator - February 2012
News from the Administrtor - November 2011
News from the Administrator - October 2011
News From The Administrator - July/ August 2011
News From The Administrator - June 2011
News From The Administrator - May 2011
News From The Administrator - April 2011
News From The Administrator - March 2011
News From The Administrator - February 2011
News From The Administrator - January 2011
News From The Administrator - December 2010
News From The Administrator - November 2010
News From The Administrator - October 2010
News From The Administrator - September 2010
News from the Administrator - August 2010
News from the Administrator - July 2010
News from the Administrator - June 2010
 
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