The State of the County presentation was made on Oct. 17 by members of the Collin County Commissioners Court summarizing what’s going on in county government in North Texas, and how the county is using tax dollars to serve the needs of citizens.

Included in the presentation was:

  • Updates on the FY2014 approved budget that has gone without a property tax increase for the 21st straight year.
  • A look at the volume and flow of county programs and services, the status of progress and funding for our roads and highways.
  • What’s happening in our public safety and courts system – the largest portion of our operating budget.
  • And, innovations and improvements our staff has achieved to make Collin County government one of the most open and accessible government bodies in the state and the country.

Among the highlights:

  • Between January 2008 and July 2013, the ranks of the employed grew by over 47,500 (+11%) to over 433,000.
  • The poverty level for Collin County is 7.3 percent, compared with 16.8 percent in Texas and 15.9 percent nationally.
  • Median household income Collin County is $82,758, compared with $50,266 in Texas and $52,762 percent nationally.

County Judge Keith Self and Commissioners Matt Shaheen (Pct. 1), Cheryl Williams (Pct. 2), Chris Hill (Pct. 3) and Duncan Webb (Pct. 4) were members of the committee which put together the presentation.

Click here to read the full 78-page report (as a .pdf).


Not able to attend? A video of the presentation is available to view.


Presentation slides and a presentation on various county government facts were shared during the session.