For a third consecutive year, the Village of Wind Point is a recipient of the Governmental Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2018 Budget document. The award reflects the Village’s commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting and organizational transparency.

In order to receive the budget award, the Village had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as: 1) a policy document, 2) a financial plan, 3) an operations guide and 4) a communications device. The GFOA has not published a full list of this year’s winners, but in 2017, a total of 22 municipalities in Wisconsin received the award and Wind Point was the lone recipient in Racine County.

2019 Budget Process
The Personnel, Finance and Insurance Committee met on August 1 to kickoff the 2019 Budget process. The Committee reviewed 2018 year-to-date figures and will discuss a timeline for completing the 2019 Budget. The process culminates with a public hearing, typically held at the November Village Board meeting (which will be on November 8 this year). Look for updates on the budget process in future editions of the Village E-News. All Committee and Village Board meetings are open to the public.