The WRCOG Finance Department is responsible for budget management, payroll, purchasing, assets, accounting, debt management, investments, and financial reporting. Above all, the Finance Department values integrity, accountability, and transparency, and is committed to providing the highest quality support services in the most efficient and cost-effective manner to its member jurisdictions.

Financial Documents

The Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) for WRCOG contains financial statements that have been prepared in conformity with the United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) prescribed for governmental entities. The Agency's Annual Fiscal Year Budget consists of funding information for the Agency's various departments. WRCOG’s investment summary reflects the Agency’s investment earnings from the previous quarter. The financial statements show WRCOG’s financial position in the fiscal year through the most recent month.

WRCOG's Strategic Plan

On January 12, 2022, the Executive Committee adopted a new Strategic Plan with specific fiscal-related goals: 1) Maintain sound, responsible fiscal policies; 2) Develop a process to vet fiscal impact(s) and potential risk(s) for all new programs and projects; and 3) Provide detailed financial statements for public review online. As staff begin to work on meeting these goals, they will seek input through WRCOG's Committee structure and the public regarding updates and to ensure these goals are being met.

Salary & Stipends

WRCOG currently supports its member jurisdictions with 30 full-time employees. WRCOG provides stipends to its Executive Committee and Administration & Finance Committee members for regular meeting attendance, and to members who are appointed to represent WRCOG at various other agencies.

Budget Amendments

Under the Fiscal Year 2022/2023 budget resolution, the Executive Director has authority to make some changes to WRCOG’s budget, but certain items will still require committee approval. Below are items approved through Q1 of Fiscal Year 2022/2023 by the Executive Director: