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Linda Lehman - Finance Director

City of Rockford
Finance Director
Linda Lehman

CVT Revenue Sharing Links and Reports

Debt Service 2020-21 - Projected Budget Report Fiscal Year 2020 - Performance Dashboard 2020 - Citizen's Guide Financial Dashboard

About Government Finance

Governmental finance can be broken down into three primary functions:

  • Budgeting
  • Auditing
  • Financial Record Keepings


The City’s annual budget preparation begins in January of each year and ends in May with the adoption of the budget.  The City’s fiscal year begins July 1 and ends on June 30.  Careful budgeting allows the City to provide the services the citizen’s require, while living within our resources. 

 2021-2022 Budget2020-2021 Budget2019-2020 Budget | 2018-2019 Budget | 2017-2018 Budget | 2016-2017 Budget 


Annually, after the completion of the fiscal year, the City’s independent auditors complete a review of City finances and operations.  The goal of the audit is to receive a “clean audit opinion”.  We are happy to report the City has always received a clean opinion.

2020 Audit | 2019 Audit | 2018 Audit | 2017 Audit2016 Audit | 2015 Audit | 2014 Audit 


Financial Record Keeping/Investments

This area encompasses many functions:

  • Accounts payable
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Insurance plan administration
  • Investing of funds
  • Payroll
  • Pension administration

The Finance Department works diligently to provide the lowest cost products and services while protecting the funds entrusted to us.

2020 Retirement System Summary Annual Report

2019 Retirement System Summary Annual Report

2017 Retirement System Summary Annual Report

Public Act 202 of 2017 Pension Report

2016 Retirement System Summary Annual Report

Other Responsibilities

The City of Rockford provides all financial, accounting and record keeping for the North Kent Sewer Authority and the Rockford Area Community Endowment.

North Kent Sewer Authority

About the Department

The goal of the Finance Department is to provide the highest level of service, at the lowest possible cost while protecting and managing the financial activities for the City of Rockford.  Our staff performs the following key functions:

  • Primary contact for residents and visitors
  • Assessing and tax administration
  • Accounts payable and payroll services
  • Water and sewer billing administration
  • Information technology
  • Budgeting, financial reporting and analysis, and annual audit completion.
  • Investing, pension administration, and insurance services.

The Finance Department is located off the main lobby of City Hall.

Contact City Finance Director Linda Lehman directly at 616-951-7525