Adams County Budgets
Adams County Budgets
The Adams County Board of Commissioners each year is responsible for approving an annual budget that outlines projected revenue and expenditures in the coming year.
Adams County will provide services which are responsive to the health, safety, and general welfare of County residents. The county government is dedicated to providing these services through the effective use of the County’s resources in a caring and honest manner. We strive to provide a healthy and safe community to enhance the quality of life for our citizens.
The Board of Commissioners consists of three members and constitutes the chief governing body of the County. The Commissioners, together with their directors, manages the County organization with the mission of providing quality government service in an efficient cost-effective manner. The Commissioners are elected every four years and are responsible for setting policy for the fiscal management, and the administration of County affairs. The Commissioners serve on the Salary, Prison, Retirement, York-Adams Joinder for MHIDD and Election Boards as well as sitting as the Board of Assessment Appeals. They appoint members to participate on various boards and commissions affiliated with the county.
We invite any residents to contact the Board or any Commissioner with your ideas, thoughts or concerns. It is an honor for us to serve the residents of beautiful Adams County and thank you for that privilege!
Adams County’s fund balance level, structurally balanced budgets, and four-year financial forecasts are all crucial to sustaining the County’s fiscal health. The County endeavors to maintain its strong credit rating from Moody’s of an Aa2. There are challenges with decreased funding from the State and Federal government for mandated services and a lack of any notable increases in other areas of revenue. At the same time the need for services throughout the County continues to grow. The general county budget is stretched to meet these needs and mandated services. The County continues to work to improve our operational efficiency with modernization programs while we continue to pay down our debt within our budgeting process. The Commissioner’s office will continue to promote the collaborative approach with all departments and Elected Officials in order to provide services which are responsive to the health, safety and general welfare needs of the citizens of Adams County. The County government is dedicated to providing these services through the efficient and effective use of the County's available resources in an honest, open, and caring manner.
To: The Citizens of Adams County:
The Adams County budget for 2023 maintains critical services, continues sensitivity to the taxpayer, and protects the quality of life that we value in Adams County. This budget is a continuation of the financially sound practices Adams County government has established and embraced. The proposed budget helps to promote a strong, diversified economy by focusing on essential programs and services to maintain and improve our community’s overall quality of life. The 2023 budget is a comprehensive plan that is reflective of the goals and objectives set forth by the Commissioners. This document not only serves as a policy guide for fiscal year 2023, but it also provides the framework for sound decision-making for the County’s future.