Welcome to the 2018 PAFR
Whether you're visiting us as a resident, business representative, partner, employee or other Ramsey County stakeholder, thank you for taking time to learn more about Ramsey County. We're pleased to present our 2018 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR).
The PAFR format has been developed by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) as a complement to the more extensive and specialized Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (PDF). The PAFR’s purpose is to be "...readily accessible and easily understandable to the general public and other interested parties without a background in public finance."
We're excited to present Ramsey County’s PAFR again in this award-winning digital-first format at ramseycounty.us/PAFR. Providing our PAFR in a digital-first format is in line with our ongoing commitment to modernize and improve our services by meeting residents where they're at. You can learn more about our work in this area in this year's feature article on the county's modernization efforts to better serve residents and stakeholders.
Each year, nearly half of the 1.4 million users of our website access the site by a mobile device or tablet. The digital report format allows you to easily access and navigate this information on any type of device, translate the information using free online tools such as Google Translate or Bing Translator, utilize audio-assistive technologies, and follow linked text to learn more about our programs, services and news. In addition to the annual snapshot provided at ramseycounty.us/PAFR, real-time operating and capital budget and expenditure data and reports are available to anyone, anytime at Open Ramsey County.
We look forward to hearing your feedback about our 2018 report so we can continue to make the content easier to access and understand for residents and other stakeholders.
We also appreciate your help sharing our PAFR with others – we created printed materials which you can find at our libraries and other office locations or download and print your own for display wherever you work and play in Ramsey County.
Thanks again for your interest –
Ryan O'Connor, County Manager Lee Mehrkens, Chief Financial Officer