Lindsay Poe Rousseau
Interim Chief Financial Officer
525 N. Main, Suite 823
Wichita, KS 67203
Sedgwick County serves a population of about 500,000 with
approximately 2,800 employees. The county spends approximately $330 million
annually to provide a full range of public services, and at any give time has an
investment portfolio in excess of $250 million that has been collected but not
Sedgwick County is committed to prudent use of taxpayers’
money. Fulfilling this commitment is the responsibility primarily of the Finance
Division. The employees of the Finance Division are accountable for all aspects
of the County’s financial management with the exception of property tax
administration, which is done through the collaborative efforts of the county
appraiser, county clerk, and county treasurer. To fulfill its responsibilities,
the Finance Division has a staff of 34 public servants organized in four
management.. Five additional public servants provide transactional support to
county operating departments.
financial plan is prepared by the Finance Division as a tool for the County
Commission and management. It enables decision makers to evaluate potential
capital projects and operating budget initiatives in the context of the County’s
ability to pay for them and with recognition of potential future impacts on
taxes and fund balances. This long-term planning ensures informed financial
decisions. View the most recent
Financial Forecast to learn more.
Sedgwick County issues bonds to
finance projects like roads, bridges, and public buildings. Sedgwick County
typically issues bonds at least once each year. A debt management policy
prescribes when and how the County may borrow money through issuance of bonds
and temporary notes, and sets limits on the amount of debt the County may issue.
Sedgwick County Debt Policy to learn more.
Sedgwick County's sound financial
management has been recognized by the three major municipal bond rating
services. Good bond ratings are important because they can reduce the interest
rate the County pays on future bond issues, saving taxpayers a considerable
amount of money.
Fitch Ratings has given Sedgwick County its highest rating,
Standard & Poor's also has assigned it's highest rating of
Moody's Investor Service has given a rating of Aaa, the
highest rating given.
The information contained in this website
is current as of the date of each report that is available through this site,
which dates may be different for each available report. Nothing contained in
this website or any report available through this site is, or should be
construed as, a representation by Sedgwick County, Kansas that the financial
information, operating data, or other information included in these reports
constitutes all of the information that may be material to a decision to invest
in, hold or dispose of any of the securities issued by or on behalf of Sedgwick
County, Kansas. The availability of any report, financial information or
operating data of the County through this site does not create any obligation on
the part of Sedgwick County, Kansas, by implication or otherwise, to update any
of the financial information or operating data included in this website or any
report available through this website.
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