Reader's Guide To The Budget Document
Greenville County's budget document describes how the County of Greenville's government plans to
meet the community's needs. This document is not only an assembly of information required for making
policy and resource decisions; it is also a resource for citizens in learning more about the
operation of their county government.
The County of Greenville's budget document is divided into the following major sections:
Budget Message, Introduction, Budget Highlights, Fund Overview, and Appendix. These sections
contain information useful to the administration of the County and are cross-referenced throughout
the program document. Financial data, for example is presented in two sections: (1) the budget
highlights section presents actual revenues and expenditures, as well as projected future year
revenues and expenditures; and (2) the fund overviews present the budgets by department to
demonstrate the connection between resources, programs, and services.
This section contains the County Administrator's budget message which outlines key features of
the FY2010/FY2011 biennium budget and a discussion of past and future challenges in budgeting.
The message also discusses underlying administrative practices that support the County's budget goals.
This section also includes the approved budget ordinances for both years of the biennium.
The Introduction section contains a profile of the Greenville community, a discussion of the
organizational structure of the County, an organizational chart of the County, an overview of the
budget process and fund types, and a summary of Council priorities.
The Budget Highlights section contains a comprehensive analysis of revenues and appropriations
for all funds. This section summarizes the overall financial condition of the County’s major funds.
Fund Overview Sections
The Fund Overview Sections provide information concerning the different financial funds of
the County: General Fund, Special Revenue Funds, Debt Service Fund, Capital Projects Fund,
Internal Service Fund, and Enterprise Fund. The overview of the General Fund provides budget
information by specific department. The Capital Projects Fund section includes information on
the County's multi-year Capital Improvement Plan.
The Appendix Section contains a complete set of the budget, financial, and investment policies
that guide the financial practices of the County. The section also contains a glossary and
an index for the budget document.
Budget Book Cover
About the Cover: The cover was designed by Anna Henderson, an employee of the
Greenville County Information Systems Division in web design/development. The background picture of
the cover features Falls Park in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. Other pictures include
(beginning top left, moving counterclockwise):
- A night picture of downtown Greenville (photo courtesy of Anna Henderson and Susie Wells)
- Reedy River Falls with surrounding buildings (photo courtesy of Michael Tran)
- Campbell Covered Bridge in northern Greenville County
- Reedy River in downtown Greenville (photo courtesy of Michael Tran)
- Lake Conestee Nature Park in southern Greenville County (photo courtesy of The Conestee Foundation)
- Poinsett Park Playground in the municipality of Travelers Rest
Greenville County Government
Connected to our citizens by the desire to maintain sound fiscal
practices which translate into a wonderful place to live, work and play.