Annual Budget

FY25 Budget Preparation

The Village of Bald Head Island’s budget process begins with the annual retreat. During the annual retreat, the Village Council hears from department heads, the Village’s contractors such as its shoreline engineering firm, governmental affairs consultants, the Bald Head Island Conservancy, and other subject matter experts on topics relevant to BHI. Then the Council discusses its priorities for the coming year. Video of the 2024 annual retreat can be viewed HERE. A written recap can be reviewed HERE.

After the retreat, the department heads work on their budgets based on feedback received at the retreat. Below is the budget schedule the Council agreed to at the February 6 and 7, 2024, retreat.

Public Meetings on FY26 Budget

All public notices for these meetings can be
found online HERE. If you would like to receive
these notices via email, please send an email
to the Village Clerk (email) with the words
“Sunshine List” in the subject line.

All public meetings are broadcast via Zoom,
that information is posted HERE.

Many of the items above are for internal purposes and are deadlines for department heads (DH’s) to provide particular information to the Finance Director.


  • Annual Retreat Video
  • Annual Retreat Recap
  • Annual Retreat Minutes (approved as drafted)
  • Video of Preliminary Budget Presentation Workshop (HERE).
  • Presentation Slides from Preliminary Budget Presentation (HERE).
  • Manager’s Message & Proposed FY25 Budget (HERE).
  • Presentation Slides from May 17, 2024 Public Hearing (HERE).
  • All minutes of public meetings related to the budget and Village’s Voice announcements about the budget will be posted here.


Please submit budget inquiries to Village Staff at this email or call (910) 457-9700 ext. 1025.


Please submit your comments to the Village Council by emailing

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