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For Immediate Release
July 15, 2020
Kate Flavin


County’s 2021 Recommended Budget Focuses on COVID-19 Pandemic

(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Today County Manager Tom Stolz presented the 2021 Recommended Budget to the Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners.  It is a balanced budget with no tax rate increase. This Budget focuses on the County’s response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes:

  • 1 full-time equivalent Epidemiologist position at the Health Department;
  • 2 full-time equivalent positions for Integrated Care Team 1 (ICT-1); and
  • Various additions to the Sheriff’s Office for medical services, judicial services, and other needs.

The 2021 Recommended Budget totals $438,259,900 for Sedgwick County Government and $19,368,910 for Sedgwick County Fire District 1. Together, the full Budget totals $457,628,810.

Residents will be able to offer feedback on the Recommended Budget through an online public forum at, now through 5 p.m. on August 11. There are two public hearings planned (9 a.m. July 22 and 6 p.m. August 10).

Budget adoption is scheduled for the Board of County Commissioners regular meeting at 9 a.m. on August 12.