Conference Budget


2021 Conference Budget

The Great Plains Annual Conference approved a 2021 budget via written ballot this fall. Download the budget here. 

The conference conducted listening sessions via Zoom on five evenings in September to provide a venue for people to learn about the budget process and to ask questions.

The Connecting Council approved a recommendation for approving the budget as proposed originally, but with a 2% cost-of-living pay increase for conference staff. Some staff members received small increases in 2020. District superintendents and directors did not.

The process to approve the budget included:

  • The proposed budget and process information went out to voting members of the annual conference Friday, Oct. 9, 2020.
  • Following that release, voting members of annual conference had until Oct. 23 to submit proposed amendments. 
  • Any amendments were addressed in a first round of balloting.
  • If no amendments were received, members of the annual conference were to receive a ballot asking whether they would approve or not approve of the budget. 
  • Pursuant to the rules of the annual conference, approval of the budget by ballot requires a two-thirds affirmative majority of the total votes cast.

The budget was approved by vote of the Annual Conference as it appears in this document: Approved 2021 Annual Conference Budget