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 June 20, 2023, the Mayor and City Council adopted the FY 2023-24 budget totaling $607.8 million, with $442.8 million budgeted for operations, $105.9 million for capital, and $51.5 million for debt service.

The FY 2023-24 budget is balanced with a property tax rate of 66.1 cents per $100 of assessed property value, which is a 2.5 cent increase from the current rate. 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 FY 2023-24 adopted budget is available at the link below.

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 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. 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

  1. Brandon Melchiore

    Business Analyst