The process includes internal staff preparation, direction from the CEO and Board of Directors, weekly meetings with the Finance Committee from August to October and input from the Delegates at four budget presentations throughout the preparation process. During the budget process, each HRCA department presents their proposed budget to the Finance Committee and is responsible for explaining variances to budget throughout the year. Following each department’s presentation, the respective draft budget(s) and presentation(s) are added to the HRCA budget website for public review. The Finance Committee, which is comprised of finance professionals with varying backgrounds, recommended the budget to the Board of Directors in October. The proposed budget is also presented to the Delegates in October, with a one-month comment period prior to the Delegates approval of the proposed budget in November. The Board of Directors adopt the final budget at their November meeting. Upon approval, the final budget is posted on this page.