The Board of County Commissioners of Rogers County has launched a new interactive online budget tool. Accessible from the Rogers County website, this new platform enables County leaders to efficiently share information about its budget and funding sources.
“As part of our plan to be more transparent, enhance efficiency, and increase community engagement, Rogers County is proud to share this new digital budget book. It will allow citizens to see precisely how funds are generated and allocated, perhaps giving them a better understanding of how the County’s Annual Budget impacts and affects the programs and services that are most important to them,” said Rogers County Commissioner, Dan DeLozier. “In addition, our digital budget book offers clarity of the vision and direction of Rogers County in relation to these finances.”
The electronic budget book turns financial data into compelling infographics and charts, allowing stakeholders and residents to visualize and easily interpret important fiscal metrics. It provides a user-friendly way to search for budget-line items, fund summaries, funding sources, departmental budgets, capital improvement projects and debts. The information will be updated annually in accordance with fiscal year budgeting process, which runs from July to June.
“I appreciate the Commissioners’ support for this project. In addition to providing current information, the online budget provides historical data for the past 5 years,” said Jason Carini, Rogers County Treasurer. “It also allows each department an opportunity to talk about their goals, accomplishments and yearly trends.”
Users may also search at the district level for planned projects and improvements for roads and bridges throughout Rogers County. Earlier this year, the City of Claremore launched an online budget book utilizing the same platform. The new city and county budget tools provide citizens throughout the area access to comprehensive financial data.