Sedgwick County...working for you


  • Director Chris Chronis

    Chris Chronis
    Chief Financial Officer

    p. 316.660.7591

    525 N. Main, Suite 823
    Wichita, KS 67203
    p. 316.660.7591

Budget Office

525 N. Main #1150
Wichita, KS 67203
Fax: (316) 660-7622
Lindsay Poe Rousseau, director

2016 Recommended Budget

2016 Recommended Budget Cover

On July 20, 2015, Acting County Manager Ron Holt presented the 2016 Recommended Budget to the Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners.  The budget of $412.3 million represents a decrease over the 2015 revised budget of 3.3 percent for all operating funds. Property tax rates are estimated to be 29.359 mills for Sedgwick County and 18.367 mills for Fire District 1. The 2016 budget will be considered by the Board of County Commissioners on August 12 after holding two public budget hearings on July 29 at 9 a.m. and August 6 at 6 p.m.


2015 Adopted Budget

2015 Recommended Budget Cover

Adhering to municipal budget law in the Kansas Statutes (K.S.A.), the Budget Office manages the development and production of Sedgwick County’s adopted budget, implements the operating and capital improvement budget, and provides special analysis of budget and financial issues. The main statutes, collectively called the budget law, are contained in K.S.A. 79-2925 to 79-2937. The annual budget provides the County expenditure authority to levy taxes to finance expenditures. Additionally, the annual budget is utilized by the County Clerk to levy the related taxes (K.S.A. 79-2930).

Essential responsibilities of the Budget Office are assisting the County Manager in the development of his recommended budget, responding to inquiries of elected officials and the public, monitoring spending by departments, analyzing and recommending County programs and initiatives, and ensuring statutes and resolutions are adhered to regarding annual spending.  The Budget Office also prepares the five-year financial plan, develops revenue estimates, produces the Quarterly Financial Report, and assists departments with strategic planning and process improvement initiatives.

2014 Adopted Budget

Budget Staff Contacts

Kamme Carlsten - Senior Budget Analyst
Phone: (316) 660-7142
Areas of Responsibility: Emergency Communications & Management, District Attorney, Regional Forensic Science Center, Human Services Director, COMCARE, CDDO, Aging, Crime Prevention Fund, Health - Project Access, Health, Health - Animal Control, INTRUST Bank Arena, Housing

Lindsay Poe Rousseau - Budget Director
Phone: (316) 660-7141
Areas of Responsibility: Sheriff's Office, Fire District 1,

Carli Sanchez - Budget Analyst
Phone: (316) 660-7146
Areas of Responsibility: Public Safety Director, EMS, MABCD, 18th Judicial District, MAPD, Extension Center, Community Development - Community Programs, Technical Education - WATC/NCAT, Lake Afton Park, Sedgwick County Park, Sedgwick County Zoo, Culture & Recreation - Community Programs, Exploration Place, BOCC, Manager/Communications, Election Commissioner, County Treasurer, County Counselor, County Clerk, Register of Deeds, County Appraiser, Finance - CFO, Finance - Budget, Finance - Accounting, Finance - Purchasing, Finance - Risk Management, Finance - Economic Development, Finance - WSU, Finance - Reserves/Contingencies, DIO - Technology Director, DIO - Technology

Lorien Showalter - Senior Budget Analyst
Phone: (316) 660-7145
Areas of Responsibility: Corrections, Fleet Management, CIP Oversight, Highways - Division Director, Highways, Noxious Weeds, Stream Maintenance & Drainage, Environmental Resources & HHW, Bond & Interest, Human Resources, Human Resources - Health Benefits, Facilities, Facilities - Project Services

Sedgwick County...working for you

Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.