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The Budget Management Department serves Commissioners Court in carrying out its vision for Harris County government. Our mission is to assist the Court in safeguarding the County’s fiscal health, achieving strategic objectives, promoting transparent, accountable government and serving the residents of Harris County.

The Budget Management Department has seven primary areas of responsibility:

Agenda
Promoting public participation, effective debate and informed decision making through management of the Commissioners Court agenda.
Budget
Encouraging efficient resource allocation through development of County budgets that are aligned with the priorities of the community and of elected officials.
Finance
Raising funds for capital projects and managing the County’s investments. Acting as a trusted and fiscally responsible steward of taxpayer dollars.
Human Resources
Recruiting, retaining and empowering an effective, healthy workforce that reflects the diverse communities served by Harris County.
Management
Implementing the strategic priorities of Harris County by coordinating financial resources and department activities. Communicating to the public and to Commissioners Court relevant, non partisan and accurate budget, financial and performance data.
Performance
Enhancing government’s effectiveness through financial and data analysis. Delivering applications, dashboards, maps, and technical support to assist Commissioners Court, departments and agencies in achieving their goals.
Risk Management
Ensuring the safety of the Harris County workforce in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Coordinating local, state and federal financial resources to respond effectively to natural and public health disasters.
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