Is the Board of Commissioners fiscally conservative?

Yes. In 2023, the Board of Commissioners adopted a budget for FY2024 with the smallest increase in five years, at 3.59%.

Previous boards had increases over 10%.

The County is in excellent financial health, with over $200 million in assets.

The County's fiscal services team is filled with excellent people. They manage the day-to-day of budgeting, budget review, requests for contracts, etc.

Board members analyze contracts and grants carefully to make sure they are in the best interests of the people of Ottawa County.

Ottawa County had a clean audit for FY2023, with no budgetary overages.