We support the Mayor, City Council, and Departments by creating each biennial budget and by guiding day-to-day decision making. The Strategic Plan shows how City resources can direct us towards achieving the community's most-important goals. The adopted budget allocates funds to pay for high-priority services, programs, and projects. Each month, our detailed reports track how revenues and expenses compare to the adopted budget.
We focus on achieving fiscal sustainability through:
- Priority-based budgeting and strategic thinking
- Regular analysis of financial performance
- Assessment of City services
- Achieving adopted financial policies(PDF, 1MB)
Our team provides professional support to the City Council Finance Committee to advance the City’s financial well-being. This work ensures that Lynnwood remains accessible, responsive and accountable.
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has granted its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to the City of Lynnwood consecutively since 2017. GFOA presents this award to governments whose budget documents meet the GFOA's criteria as an effective policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communication device. This award signifies that Lynnwood is meeting the highest principles of government budgeting.