UNIFIED GOVERNMENT PROPOSED BUDGET

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UNIFIED GOVERNMENT PROPOSED BUDGET

Operating Budgets 2018 Amended 2019 Proposed

Capital Maintenance & Improvement Program

2018-2023

701 North 7th Street, K1ansas City, KS 66101

Operating Budget

Amended 2018 and Proposed 2019

Capital Budget

Five Year Program 2019 - 2023

Photos: Public Art Murals in Kansas City, Kansas

7th Minnesota Avenue 10th Minnesota Avenue

Available online at budget 311 | myWyco | | UG TV

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Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas

The Unified Government Board of Commissioners is comprised of ten Commission members and the Mayor/CEO ? eight members from equally populated districts, two members elected from two north/south districts, and the Mayor elected at-large. Commission members are elected for staggered four-year terms, and must be 18 years of age, US citizens and reside in the respective district for the duration of their term of office.

Honorable David Alvey Mayor / CEO

Honorable Melissa Bynum At-Large District 1

Honorable Tom Burroughs At-Large District 2

Honorable Gayle Townsend District 1

Honorable Brian McKiernan District 2

Honorable Ann BrandauMurguia District 3

Honorable Harold L. Johnson, Jr. District 4

Honorable Mike Kane District 5

Honorable Angela Markley District 6

Honorable James F. Walters District 7

Honorable Dr. Jane Winkler Philbrook District 8

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Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas is proud to have been recognized with an award for Outstanding Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award offered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA)

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The GFOA presented a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas for its annual budget for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2018. To receive this award, a governmental unit must publish a budget document that meets program criteria as a policy document, as an operations guide, as a financial plan, and as a communications device. This award is valid for a period of one year only. This is the 5th consecutive year that the Unified Government has achieved this prestigious award.

better decision making and enhanced accountability.

GFOA established the Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program in 1984 to encourage state and local governments to prepare budgets of the very highest quality reflecting guidelines established by the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting and the GFOA's best practices on budgeting. Documents submitted to the Budget Awards Program are reviewed by selected members of the GFOA professional staff and by outside reviewers with experience in public-sector budgeting. Top-quality documents are essential if citizens with an interest in a government's finances are to be fully informed participants in the budget process. Better budgets contribute to

Outstanding Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition for excellence in state or local government financial reporting. The Certification of Achievement Program was established to encourage municipal governments to publish high quality financial reports and to provide peer recognition and technical guidance for officials preparing these Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR). To be awarded a Certification of Achievement, a government unit must publish an easily-readable and efficiently-organized annual financial report, whose contents conform to program standards. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas for its CAFR for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. This is the 18th consecutive year that the Government has achieved this prestigious award.

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Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas

PREPARED BY Kathleen VonAchen ........................................................................................... Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

BUDGET OFFICE Reginald Lindsey ...................................................................................................................Budget Manager Michael Peterson.................................................................................................. Assistant Budget Manager Judi Her ................................................................................................................................... Budget Analyst Deasiray Bush ......................................................................................................................... Budget Analyst Shanna Martin ....................................................................................................Professional Fiscal Assistant Samuel Her ............................................................................................................................................Intern

FINANCE DEPARTMENT Debbie Jonscher .......................................................................................................................... Deputy CFO Mike Grimm...................................................................................................................... Research Manager Alyse Villarreal........................................................................ .................................................. Debt Coordinator Ron Green............................................................................................................................. Payroll Manager Pam Kahao..........................................................................................................Acting Accounting Manager Happi Vinh ....................................................................................................................Program Technician II

A SPECIAL THANKS TO Renee Ramirez..................................................................................................... Human Resources Director

AND THE ENTIRE UG DEPARTMENT STAFF

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