A budget is a reflection of a community's values and priorities. As a community member, you play an important role in this process. Chair Jessica Vega Pederson presents her proposal for the county's Fiscal Year 2025 budget to the Multnomah County Board Commissioners on April 25, 2024. This begins a process of review by the Board that culminates in the passage of a balanced budget in June. 

The Chair eagerly invites input from the public during all preliminary stages of the budget process.

Centering and embedding equity in the annual budget process continues to be a priority of the Chair and community consultation and engagement is key to the achievement of this aim. We invite you to provide input through our community budget survey, and by joining any of the three public hearings on May 8th (Hybrid - Virtual and Multnomah Building), May 15th (East Portland), and May 29th (Virtual). The public may submit comments during these meetings, in person or online.

Additionally, a dedicated email address has been created for community members and other stakeholders to submit comments or questions: ChairBudget@multco.us.

More information and additional opportunities for the community to participate in the annual budget process will be posted on this website, so check back regularly.

A recording of the February 3, 2024 Chair's Town Hall event can be viewed below. The slide deck for this event can be located here. Thank you for everyone who joined us!