Financial Administration of the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council
The Grand Valley Metro Council operates on fiscal year that runs from October 1 through September 30.
Each year beginning in April, GVMC management prepares a detailed budget for the upcoming year that details anticipated revenues and budgeted expenditures for all GVMC operations, including multi-modal transportation planning (the GVMC Metropolitan Planning Organization or MPO), Planning and Strategic Initiatives, General Administration and the Regional Geographic Information System (REGIS) Agency. The ten-member GVMC Finance Committee, chaired by the GVMC Treasurer, works with executive management to review and finalize the various components of the Metro Council budget and reports their recommendations to the ten-member GVMC Executive Committee each July and the 46-member GVMC Board of Directors in August of each year for a preliminary review. Following extensive review by the GVMC Board and posting for public review, the GVMC Board conducts a formal public hearing each year at the September GVMC Board meeting and then votes on the budget as proposed.
Throughout the fiscal year, executive management carefully monitors revenues and expenditures to ensure that the organization is operating within the authorized budget. From time to time throughout the fiscal year executive management, working with the Finance and Executive Committees, recommends budget amendments for Board approval to assure that revenues and expenditures remain in balance.
In October of each year, GVMC contracts with an independent, outside auditing firm to analyze GVMC's financial performance for the past fiscal year, to assure that the budget has been followed and that appropriate controls are in place to protect the assets of the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council.
To view the GVMC 2017/18 GVMC Budget click here.
To view the GVMC 2015/16 Financial Audit click here.
To view the GVMC 2015/16 Financial Statement click here.
To view the GVMC 2016/17 GVMC Budget click here.
To view the GVMC 2014/15 Financial Audit click here.
To view the GVMC 2014/15 Financial Statement click here.
To view the approved 2015/2016 GVMC Budget click here.
To view the GVMC 2013/14 Financial Audit click here.
To view the GVMC 2013/14 Financial Statement click here.
To view the approved 2014/2015 GVMC Budget click here.
To view and print the entire GVMC FY 2013-2014 budget, with narratives, please click this link
To view and print the proposed GVMC FY 2012-2013 budget, please click this link
To view and print the entire GVMC FY 2011-2012 budget, with narratives, please click this link
Grand Valley Metropolitan Council
678 Front St NW, Suite 200 • Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
Phone: (616) 77-METRO (776-3876)• Fax: (616) 774-9292