Reader's Guide To The Budget Document
The budget document contains the FY2016/FY2017 biennium budget for Greenville County and
describes how the County 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 Summaries, 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
summaries 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 FY2016/FY2017 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.
The Introduction section provides an overview of the organizational and fund structure, an overview
of the budget process and fund types, a discussion of the budgetary and financial management systems
utilized by the County, and the County's financial policies.
The Budget Summaries section contains a comprehensive analysis of revenues and appropriations
for all funds. This section summarizes the overall financial condition of the County's major
Fund Overview Sections
The Fund Overview Sections provide information concerning the different financial funds of
the County: General Fund, Special Revenue Funds, Proprietary Funds, Capital Projects Fund,
and Debt Service Fund. The overview of the General Fund, Special Revenue Funds, and Proprietary
Funds provides budget information by specific department.
The Appendix Section contains statistical information about Greenville County, and a glossary for
the budget document. This section also includes the approved budget ordinances for both years of
Budget Book Cover
About the Cover: The cover was designed by Anna Rodrigue, an employee of the Greenville
County Information Systems Division in web design/development. The image is Raven Cliff Falls, located in Caesars
Head State Park, Greenville County, South Carolina. This is a 420 foot high waterfall.