Budget & Performance Management

We maintain the City’s budget, performance measurement database, and internal audit using analytic techniques, data, and evidence to manage operations and help make decisions. We oversee strategic planning and performance management strategies as well as responsible for engagement strategies and open data reporting efforts.


On May 30, 2023, the City Manager’s proposed budget for FY 2023-2024 will be presented to Mayor Allen Joines, Mayor Pro Tempore Adams, and the City Council. The proposed budget totals $605.7 million, with $440.9 million for operations, $51.5 million for debt service, and $105.8 million for capital improvements. Compared to FY 2022-23, the total proposed budget decreased by 3.5% due to a decrease in capital expenditures.

The proposed FY 2023-24 budget is balanced with a tax rate of 66.10 cents per $100 of assessed value, which is a 2.5 cent increase from the current rate of 63.60 cents. The tax rate increase is allocated to the general fund to cover non-police personnel and operating increases (1.5 cents) and police pay plan changes (1.0 cent).

The City Council’s Finance Committee will hold a public hearing on June 1 at 6pm. The City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote on the budget on June 20 at 6pm. The budget would take effect July 1, 2023. 

  1. proposed budget fy 2023-24
  1. Adopted Budget FY 2022-23
  1. Previous Annual Budgets
  1. submit comments on proposed budget

Performance Management & Analytics

Through effective City-wide planning and performance management strategies, we seek to use data to help manage operations, and project performance and enhance community engagement to identify areas for improvement. This includes working with departments on reporting workload, efficiency, and effectiveness measures for all City programs. includes the City’s Internal Audit Division. 

Performance Indicators Report

Selected performance measures and other information are reported each quarter in Performance Indicators Report (City Performance Indicator Reports). 

Current Projects

Our Analytics Unit is currently working with City Link and Information Systems to begin analyzing call center data to assess patterns and trends in customer needs.

Internal Audit

An autonomous assurance and consulting service designed to improve the City of Winston Salem’s operations by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.


  1. Scott Tesh

    Budget & Performance Management, Director

  1. Meridith Martin

    Budget & Performance Management Deputy Director

  1. Sarah Coffey

    Budget Manager

  1. Mike Koivisto

    Capital Budget Manager

  1. Rene Williams

    Budget & Evaluation Analyst

  1. Janice Hillanbrand

    Senior Budget & Evaluation Analyst

  1. Jean Libunao

    Budget Evaluation Analyst

  1. Francesca Adams

    Internal Auditor

  1. Paul Sherman

    Internal Auditor

  1. Heather Smith

    Internal Audit Administrator

  1. Hope Ann Walsh

    Performance Analyst