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Budget Office

525 N. Main #1150
Wichita, KS 67203
Tel: (316) 660-7141
Fax: (316) 660-7622
Lindsay Rousseau, director

2014 Adopted Budget

2013 Adopted Budget Cover

Adhering to municipal budget law in the Kansas Statutes (K.S.A.), the Budget Office manages the development and production of Sedgwick County’s adopted budget, implements the operating and capital improvement budget, and provides special analysis of budget and financial issues. The main statutes, collectively called the budget law, are contained in K.S.A. 79-2925 to 79-2937. The annual budget provides the County expenditure authority to levy taxes to finance expenditures. Additionally, the annual budget is utilized by the County Clerk to levy the related taxes (K.S.A. 79-2930).

Essential responsibilities of the Budget Office are assisting the County Manager in the development of his recommended budget, responding to inquiries of elected officials and the public, monitoring spending by departments, analyzing and recommending County programs and initiatives, and ensuring statutes and resolutions are adhered to regarding annual spending.  The Budget Office also prepares the five-year financial plan, develops revenue estimates, produces the Quarterly Financial Report, and assists departments with strategic planning and process improvement initiatives.

Budget Staff Contacts

Kamme Carlsten - Budget Analyst
Phone: (316) 660-9389
Areas of Responsibility: Human Services

Kyle Carr - Management Analyst
Phone: (316) 660-7143
Areas of Responsibility: Corrections, District Attorney, District Court, Emergency Communications, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Facilities - Fleet, Fire Department, Public Safety Director, Regional Forensic Science Center

Emily Graf - Assistant to the County Manager
Phone: 316-660-9386
Areas of Responsibility:   Appraiser's Office, Lake Afton Park, Sedgwick County Park

Brandon McGuire - Management Analyst
Phone: (316) 660-7146
Areas of Responsibility: CIP Oversight, Public Works, Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (MABCD), Metropolitan Area Planning Department (MAPD), Extension Center, INTRUST Bank Arena

Lindsay Rousseau - Budget Director
Phone: (316) 660-7141
Areas of Responsibility: Sheriff's Office

Lorien Showalter - Management Analyst
Phone: (316) 660-7154
Areas of Responsibility: BOCC, Clerk's Office, Community Development - Community Programs, Culture and Recreation - Community Programs, County Counselor, DIO Technology, Division of Finance, Election Commissioner, Exploration Place, Facilities, Facilities - Project Services, Housing, Human Resources, Manager/Communications Office, Register of Deeds Office, Treasurer's Office, WATC/NCAT, WSU