The budget is the culmination of work and decision-making by the Board of Commissioners and staff, which included three formal Board Budget Workshops and several updates. At the workshops, the Board reviewed and approved a full range of policy statements and financial assumptions that would guide staff in preparing the budget. The budget achieves those statements and assumptions and serves as the District’s comprehensive financial and revenue plan.
Taken as a whole, the Waukegan Park District’s financial position is solid. For the several consecutive years, the Waukegan Park District has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award and the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States & Canada, reflecting our commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting and financial transparency.