FY2021 Budget Development

Key Dates for the FY21 Budget Process

Building Chesterfield's Blueprint

Solid Fundamentals

Planning is essential to the success of Chesterfield. It's important to keep a pulse on what we need to be paying attention to and what's on the horizon as we best prepare Chesterfield for the future.

Making Connections

We’re making progress on key initiatives that were identified by our residents through the Blueprint Chesterfield process. Learn more about what is being done in these focus areas.

Starting a Conversation

Let’s talk! Share your ideas, provide feedback and input, tell us why you’re here – reach out to us anytime.

Explore the Budget

The FY2020 budget remains focused on fundamentals - investing over 75% of available resources in public safety, education, and infrastructure. By keeping core principals at the forefront of investment decisions, this plan makes great strides on the following fronts:
K-12 Education

K-12 Education

Includes a 3% raise for teachers, staffing resources to accommodate an additional 520 students, the opening of Old Hundred Elementary School, significant movement on the remaining six referendum projects, continued progress in funding major facility maintenance needs, and additional resources for pupil transportation.
Safe and Secure Community

Safe and Secure Community

Enhanced recruitment and retention initiatives, improved staffing levels amongt all public safety agencies, the opening of Magnolia Green Fire Station, new mobile broadband technology for first responders, and higher starting salaries for Sheriff’s deputies.
Investing in the Workforce

Investing in the Workforce

Up to a 3% merit for qualifying employees, career development plan implementation for significant portions of the workforce, additional funding for training and tuition reimbursement, and implementation of a five-year computer replacement cycle for all staff.
Care and Maintenance of Infrastructure

Care and Maintenance of Infrastructure

Capital funding for major maintenance that meets the 2.5% of replacement value funding target two years ahead of schedule, continued transition of the vehicle registration fee to accommodate transportation projects, additional maintenance workers in Buildings and Grounds and Parks, and a capital projects manager to ensure timely implementation of planned capital projects.
Fiscal Stewardship

Fiscal Stewardship

Compliance with all financial policies and ratios, decreased reliance of one-time resources, conservative management of contracted costs and service agreements, five-year planning projections, and ongoing monitoring of key economic indicators.

Tools and Resources

Key Financial Indicators

Interested in comprehensive financial, economic, and demographic datasets? Then this quarterly report is for you; tracking overall performance and how the metrics inform the future economic, financial, and budgetary outlook for the County.

Line Item Details

Do you love to sort through the details? Every single dollar is accounted for in the full line item detail listing.

Understanding My Tax Dollar

Out of every $1, $0.76 is invested in core services - education, public safety, and capital infrastructure. Learn more about your investment among other programs and services areas.

The Budget Team

The ten member Budget Team is responsible for developing and aiding in financial oversight for the annual budget and capital improvement program to ensure good fiscal stewardship of the County's resources.

Through the Blueprint Chesterfield initiative, the department engages with the community year-round to stay informed about what's most important. Budget and Management also uses the Five-Year plan as a framework for prioritizing current and future resource needs and works closely with staff from other departments, the Citizens’ Budget Advisory Committee, and the Board of Supervisors all the way through annual budget adoption in April.

In addition to maintaining the County Triple-AAA bond rating, the department has received the Government Finance Officer's Association's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 34 consecutive years, which is the highest form of recognition for excellence in local government budgeting.