What is the status of the District’s budget for next year? Here is the District’s first budget update about the budget for the new fiscal year.
New fiscal year
July 1, 2017 marks the beginning of the new fiscal year. Fiscal year 2017-2018 starts on July 1 and ends at June 30, 2018.
Budget Committee changes
At their regular meeting on February 21, the Board of Directors declared two Budget Committee positions vacant. One of the two positions has been filled. For the other position, we are waiting for confirmation that the person is a registered voter in Clackamas County before making that appointment. Both positions have been filled.
Budget CommitteeThe Budget Committee consists of all seven Board directors plus an equal number of citizen-electors from the community with serve. This table shows the citizen-electors on the Budget Committee. (Updated March 6, 2017)
|Name||Term ends||Background pertinent to Budget Committee work|
|Dave Albrecht||2018||Military, business, legal background, and active treasurer of the Clackamas River Basin Council.|
|John Borden||2018||Previous experience with natural resources agencies at the state level.|
|Jessica Collins||2019||College student (environmental sciences, Oregon State University).|
|Steve Fedje||2020||Retired NRCS conservationist familiar with federal Farm Bill programs.|
|Terry Muilenburg||2019||Christmas tree grower.|
|Rennie Squier||2018||Farm operator, also on the Farm Service Agency County Committee.|
|Jim Toops||2020||Associate director for the District, and a District cooperator.|
Budget calendar adopted
Also at the Board’s February 21 meeting, the budget calendar for fiscal year 2017-2018 was adopted. The two Budget Committee meetings are scheduled for April 4 and April 25.
Presentation of the proposed budget and budget message by Budget Officer Tom Salzer are scheduled for the first Budget Committee meeting. At the second meeting, revisions requested by the Budget Committee will be presented, public comments will be received, and the Committee will act on the proposed budget.
In the past year, Clackamas SWCD has implemented a program management structure with four people each managing different parts of the organization. For fiscal year 2017-2018, development of the budget starts with projections of spending needed to maintain programs and advance the District’s goals. The Budget Officer will work with each program manager, and with administrative staff, to craft the proposed budget.
Budget development is in full swing during March. In April, the Budget Committee will review the proposed budget, make any needed modifications, and approve the budget. In May, the Board of Directors will hold a public hearing and then take action on adopting the budget for fiscal year 2017-2018.
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