NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING
A public meeting of the West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District will be held virtually via video conferencing on June 15, 2021, following our Board of Directors meeting, which begins at 6:00 PM. Attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Request for Zoom access code ” or by calling 503-238-4775 and leaving a voicemail message at extension 100, no later than 5:00 PM on 6/15/21. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, as approved by the West Multnomah SWCD Budget Committee. A summary of the budget is presented here. This budget is for an annual budget period. This budget was prepared on a basis of accounting that is the same as the preceding year.
Winner of the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
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 2020-2021 budget. We were also awarded this honor for our fiscal year 2019-2020 budget. 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 were 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.
The Budget Committee is composed of the District’s seven-member elected Board of Directors and an equal number of citizen members, who are local registered voters residing within the District’s service territory. Citizen members are appointed by the District’s Board of Directors to serve three-year terms. Terms are staggered to help provide continuity from year to year and to allow new ideas and perspectives to be part of the committee’s deliberations.
Our current citizen members are Rachel Dvorsky, Laura Foster, Genevieve Fu, April Gutierrez, Jan Hamer, Xuan Sibell, and Edward Woods.
The following are the District budget documents for each corresponding fiscal year:
FY 2020-2021: Adopted Budget