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 Budget and Financial Management



Todd A. Bragg, Director

449 S. Meridian Street, 3rd Floor, Portage County Administration. Bldg.
Ravenna, Ohio 44266 
Phone: 330-298-3034 Fax: 330-297-3680 *Toll Free 1-800-772-3799
*For calls in Portage County from a number not local to the 296 / 297 exchange.
 Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

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 Department of Budget and Financial Management
The Department of Budget and Financial Management is a support organization to the Portage County government. Major objectives include:
  • Provide the Board of County Commissioners with objective financial and budgetary analytic support to enhance their decision-making abilities.
  • Provide the citizens of Portage County documentation on the past, present and future expenditure of their tax dollars.
  • Enhance the government's ability to demonstrate accountability to the citizens of the County.
  • Develop and recommend fiscal and budgetary policies for consideration by the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Work with County departments and agencies to assist them in defining true fiscal needs and to develop multiple implementation strategies for consideration by the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Develop five year financial forecasts of County revenues and expenditures by department and major expenditure category.
  • Develop analytic computer models to test "what-if" scenarios.
  • Develop compensation projection models by department and by position.
  • Work closely with grant fund managers to ensure that they have been budgeted and are appropriated sufficiently to operate throughout the year.
  • Prepare the fiscal County tax budget and the appropriations budget on an annual basis for all County departments.
  • Provide network systems administration and support for the Office of the Commissioners.
  • Improve departmental efficiency by effectively managing information and technology.
  • Develop and maintain computerized tracking and reporting tools.
  • Provide end-user technical support.


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