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Montgomery County Maryland's omb is proud to provide budget information that is transparent, comprehensible, and easily accessible for everyone.

office of
and Budget

Montgomery County Maryland's omb is proud to provide budget information that is transparent, comprehensible, and easily accessible for everyone.

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Operating Budget

This site contains a comprehensive presentation of the County's Operating Budget and Public Services Program, including fiscal year changes, general ledger data, department accomplishments and initiatives, and performance measures...explore our operating budget


Capital Budget

This site contains a comprehensive presentation of the County's Capital Budget and Capital Improvements Program, including capital projects, fiscal year changes, general ledger data...explore our capital budget


About Office of Management and Budget

The Office of Management and Budget is proud to provide budget information that is transparent, comprehensible, and easily accessible for everyone. On this site you will find information about the OMB, current budget information, and general information about the County's budget processes, fiscal policy, and approach to budgeting. We have worked to make this site as informative and user-friendly as possible. The majority of the information contained in the various budgets will be provided here as either HTML web pages or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The PDF format allows us to display the full content of the budget document in its original appearance.

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is to support and enhance the effective, efficient operation of County government, maintain the County's fiscal integrity and financial condition, and preserve the County's AAA bond rating by developing, implementing, and enforcing appropriate budgetary policies and procedures; providing accurate, timely, and objective information and recommendations to the County Executive, County departments, the County Council, and the general public; preparing and administering the operating and capital budgets in compliance with the County Charter, generally accepted accounting principles, and the policy agendas of elected officials; and ensuring that available resources are efficiently allocated and productively used.

Program Description

Budget Preparation and Administration

The Budget Preparation and Administration program covers the annual preparation of the Capital Budget, the six-year Public Services Program and Operating Budget, and the various activities designed to assure compliance with the County Charter and decisions of elected officials. The six-year Capital Improvements Program is prepared during even-numbered calendar years. Fiscal policy and procedures are developed to assure conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and County policies.

Six-year fiscal projections are prepared, including the identification of various Executive fiscal policy proposals and planning allocations. Fiscal planning assumptions and debt capacity analyses are updated, guidance is provided to departments and agencies, and budget recommendations are given to the Executive and Council. In addition, special analyses to monitor expenditures and revenues are conducted periodically during the year. County Executive transfers, Council transfers, and supplemental appropriations are handled as are transactions involving the creation, deletion, and movement of positions in the official position complement.

Related work includes participation in collective bargaining and compensation policy development; fiscal management and policy development; management analyses; measurement initiatives; program evaluations; fiscal impact analyses of legislation and regulations; development and amendment of administrative procedures; development and monitoring of user fees and other revenues; grants coordination; and contract review. The office's leadership, administration, automation, and process management are also included in this program. Staff provide OMB representation on the Contract Review Committee, the Interagency Group on Energy and Utilities Management, the Board of Investment Trustees of the pension system, the Diversity Council, the Telecommunications Transmission Facility Coordinating Group, and the Labor Relations Policy Committee.

OMB Functions

  • Budget Preparation and Administration
  • Performance Analysis and Improvement
  • Provision and Support of Budget Information Systems
  • Provision of Fiscal Information and Advice
  • Policy Development and Implementation

OMB Performance Plan and Measures

You can view a series of OMB performance measures and their associated values on the CountyStat's Performance Dashboard reporting system.


Jennifer Hughes, Director

Jennifer A. Hughes was appointed Director of the Office of Management and Budget on in August, 2011 by County Executive Isiah Leggett. As Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Ms. Hughes is responsible for advising the County Executive and County Council on resource allocation and fiscal planning for the County’s operating budget and six year public services program as well as the capital budget and the six year capital improvements program.

Prior to her appointment, she served in a variety of senior level positions with Montgomery County Government including Acting Director for the Department of Permitting Services, Special Assistant to County Executive Leggett, and appointments with the Montgomery County Council for most of the last twenty years. She was first appointed as a legislative analyst for the County Council in 1985, focusing on education and criminal justice issues, as well as environmental issues. For two years, she served as an aide to Council Member Howard Denis.

Ms. Hughes first moved to the Washington D.C. area to serve as a Presidential Management Intern in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. She earned her B.A. from Wellesley College and her Masters in City and Regional Planning from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She is a member of the Leadership Montgomery Class of 1998.

In addition to serving on the Board of Investment Trustees and the Consolidated Retiree Health Benefits Board, Ms. Hughes also serves on the Board of Advisors for Universities of Shady Grove.

Contact OMB

  • Director: Jennifer Hughes
  • Phone: 240.777.2800
  • Fax: 240.777.2756
  • Address:
    Office of Management and Budget
    101 Monroe Street, 14th Floor
    Rockville, MD 20850
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