Commissioners Adopt FY2018 Budget​

The Board of Commissioners voted Monday, June 19, to adopt the $1.26 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which runs from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018. The adopted budget is a $63.3 million increase over the county's FY2017 budget and will help address the increasing demands placed on county services as the population continues to grow on average by 67 people each day.

The adopted budget includes $13.4 million in increased funding to support our workforce and government services, and make sure Wake County can keep our great employees and attract highly qualified new ones. 

This increased funding includes:

  • $5.6 million for an average three-percent performance pay increase for eligible employees;
  • $4.5 million for rising employee health insurance costs;
  • $1.9 million for services to keep government operating efficiently; and
  • $1.4 million for IT and infrastructure tools.

Learn more about the budget at

To see a list of departmental expansions included in the budget, see page 47 of the
FY2018 Recommended Budget.