Budget and Management

Performing Fiscal and Management Analysis

Budget and Management 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, Budget and Management engages with the community year-round to stay informed about what's most important. The Five-Year plan acts 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, Budget and Management has received the Government Finance Officers Association's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 36 consecutive years, which is the highest form of recognition for excellence in local government budgeting.

Provide Budget Feedback

Provide feedback or ask a question regarding the annual budget, budget process, community facilities and infrastructure, or general comment by using the budget feedback form or email Budget and Management.

Stay Involved

Community members are encouraged to stay involved via additional feedback opportunities, including: 

Comment Periods, Hearings and Meetings

  • Board of Supervisors Meeting Public Comment Periods - Each regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors has three public comment periods. View public comment guidelines.
  • District Community Meetings - Proposed budget district community meetings are held annually in March on the county administrator’s proposed budget.
  • Public Hearings - The Chesterfield County code requires public hearings on the county administrator’s proposed budget. Public hearings are also held throughout the year when required pursuant to county code. For information on upcoming public hearings, please contact the clerk to the Board of Supervisors at 804-748-1200.

Committees and Volunteer Opportunities

  • Citizens Budget Advisory Committee - The Citizens Budget Advisory Committee is designed to provide guidance to the Board of Supervisors in evaluation and allocation of resources in accordance with the county’s strategic plan.
  • County Board and Commission Volunteer Opportunities - Chesterfield County is a first choice community in part because of the many community members who volunteer their time and talents to the county. The county receives valuable guidance from citizens who serve on a number of boards and commissions.
  1. Community Meeting Public Comment

    FY2025 Budget Development Community Meetings

    Posted on February 15, 2024

    Chesterfield will hold a series of community budget town hall meetings to gather community feedback on the proposed budget leading up to the annual budget public hearing on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at the Board of Supervisors meeting. Additional Info...
  2. A child and parent look at the floor plan of Chesterfield&#39s new West Area Middle School

    With StratIS, Chesterfield is making more informed, data-driven decisions about school construction

    Posted on January 29, 2024

    Machine learning model analyzes trends and projects changes in student enrollment on a school-by-school basis over a five-year period, giving county and school leaders a better idea where additional capacity will be needed Read on...
  3. Money

    Triple-AAA bond rating will save Chesterfield $20 million on 2022 referendum projects

    Posted on July 14, 2023

    The bond referendum will provide $375 million for school capital projects and $165 million for the county over the next five to seven years. Read on...
  4. River City Sportsplex

    Doubling down on tourism success, Chesterfield seeks to attract more out-of-town visitors

    Posted on June 29, 2023

    New executive director of sports, visitation and entertainment taking strategic approach to marketing Chesterfield's assets, amenities and attractions, with a goal of keeping an even greater share of tourist spending in the county Read on...
  5. Meeting of the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors

    Board of Supervisors approves fiscal year 2024 budget, capital improvement program

    Posted on April 5, 2023

    The budget, which totals $1.94 billion, continues a multiyear process to alleviate acute pay compression and maintain employees’ salaries in a market competitive position. It is also balanced against more than $38 million in comprehensive tax relief. Read on...
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