2020 Budget


The Finance Department is responsible for developing, coordinating, and monitoring all phases of the City’s operating budgets, a total of none (9) operating funds. The primary goal is to provide accurate information and recommendations to the City Manager’s Office and elected officials. 

The City of Columbia understands and values the importance of managing the City’s finances in a fiscally responsible manner, providing for essential needs and maintaining a stable financial footing. The annual operating budget serves as a business plan and provides funding for existing service levels, major investments including capital projects and debt service. Funding for the city's annual strategic plan is a key element to the city's annual budget (see Columbia 2019-2024-2034, the 2019 Strategic Plan here).

City Budget FY 2019-2020 (*Distinguished Budget Presentation Award Received)

City Budget FY 2018-2019

City Budget FY 2017-2018

City Budget FY 2016-2017

City Budget FY 2015-2016

City Budget FY 2014-2015

City Budget FY 2013-2014

*The City of Columbia received the City's first Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officer's Association for the City's FY 2019-2020 budget. The Finance Department plans to continue to pursue the award as the FY 2020-2021 budget is developed and approved.
GFOA Budget Award