Notice of Budget Committee Meeting – April 19, 2022

graphic with B-U-D-G-E-T written in blocks

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, Multnomah County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023, will be held via video conferencing. The meeting will take place on April 19, 2022 at 6:00 PM. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comments from the public on the budget. This is a public meeting where deliberation by the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may virtually attend the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.

A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after 4/15/22 on our website here. Interested participants may request a video conference access ID by emailing info@wmswcd.org with the subject line “Request for Conference ID” or by calling 503-238-4775 and leaving a voicemail message at extension 100 no later than 5:00 PM on 4/19/22. To request a copy of the budget, submit written testimony, or sign up to provide verbal testimony at the virtual meeting, please contact us at info@wmswcd.org no later than 4/15/21.


Winner of the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 2021-2022 budget

image of award certificate

We are pleased to announce that the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has again awarded our District the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, this time for our fiscal year 2021-2022 budget. This is the third consecutive year that we have been awarded this honor. The award represents a significant achievement by the District. It reflects the commitment of our Board of Directors and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, we are required to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as: a policy document; a financial plan; an operations guide; and a communications device.

Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award. There are over 1,600 participants in the Budget Awards Program. The most recent Budget Award recipients, along with their corresponding budget documents, are posted quarterly on GFOA’s website. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.