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Finance

Budget Office

525 N. Main #1150
Wichita, KS 67203
Tel: (316) 660-7141
Fax: (316) 660-7622
Lindsay Rousseau, director

2015 Recommended Budget

2015 Recommended Budget CoverOn July 16th the County Manager released the 2015 recommended budget of $421.5 million representing an increase over the 2014 revised budget of 1.4 percent for all operating funds. Property tax rates are estimated to be 29.337 mills for Sedgwick County and 18.348 mills for Fire District 1, consistent with the rates included in the 2014 adopted budget. The 2015 budget will be considered by the Board of County Commissioners on August 13 after holding three public budget hearings at 9 a.m. on July 23, August 6 and August 13.

2015 BOCC Departmental Budget Hearings

In May 2014 departments presented their budget submissions to the Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners. Click hear to view each hearing.

2014 Adopted Budget

2013 Adopted 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.

Budget Staff Contacts

Kamme Carlsten - Budget Analyst
Phone: (316) 660-9389
Email: Kamme.Carlsten@sedgwick.gov   
Areas of Responsibility: Human Services Director, COMCARE, CDDO, Aging, Crime Prevention Fund, Health (including Animal Control), Extension Center, INTRUST Bank Arena, County Manager’s Office/Communications, Election Commissioner

Kyle Carr - Management Analyst
Phone: (316) 660-7143
Email: Kyle.Carr@sedgwick.gov
Areas of Responsibility: Fleet Management, MABCD, MAPD, Exploration Place, Sedgwick County Zoo, Culture & Rec. Community Programs, Public Safety Director, Emergency Communications, Emergency Management, Fire District 1, Regional Forensic Science Center, District Attorney, 18th Judicial District, and Corrections

Lindsay Rousseau - Budget Director
Phone: (316) 660-7141
Email: lindsay.poerousseau@sedgwick.gov  
Areas of Responsibility: Sheriff's Office

Lorien Showalter - Management Analyst
Phone: (316) 660-7154
Email: Lorien.Showalter@sedgwick.gov    
Areas of Responsibility: CIP Oversight, Highways, Noxious Weeds, Stream Maintenance & Drainage, Environmental Resources, Household Hazardous Waste, Housing, Community Development Community Programs, Technical Education (WATC/NCAT), Lake Afton Park, Sedgwick County Park, BOCC, County Treasurer, County Counselor, County Clerk, Register of Deeds, County Appraiser, Finance, Bond & Interest, HR, Information Services, and Facilities