A Budgeting Guide for Local Government begins Thurs., May 4, 2017.

Fee: $395 (member; this is a group rate for all staff); $695 (nonmember; this is a group rate for all staff)  (Join ICMA) 

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This purchase is for a single log-in. There is no limit to the number of staff from your office participating in this webinar from an auditorium or conference room. In the room where staff will participate, you'll need a speaker phone and a computer to view the Web component.

Learn the fundamentals that every local government professional should know. Back by popular demand, this three-part webinar series takes a forward-looking, strategic approach to budgeting while showing you how to improve the process and promote economic vitality in your community.

Based on ICMA’s A Budgeting Guide for Local Government, this series is hosted by Jon Johnson and Chris Fabian of the Center for Priority Based Budgeting.  You will discuss:

  • Lessons for budgeting and the budgeting cycle
  • Budget preparation and legislative approval
  • Managing conflict through a budget policy
  • Executive implementation
  • Financial controls, communication, and compliance
  • Accounting and auditing
  • Capital budgeting
  • Performance measurement

Who is Right for the Program?

This program is designed for local government managers, assistant managers, elected officials, department heads, and anyone who would like to gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of the budgeting process.

Program Details


Session One – May 4: The budget, the budgeting cycle, and the evolution of budgeting
Session Two – May 18: Understanding the financial picture, the future, and the rules
Session Three – May 25: Effective capital budgeting, community engagement, and indicators of success

REQUIRED READING: A Budgeting Guide for Local Government, 3rd ed., is required reading. To order, call 770-280-4171. All sales must be prepaid with credit card or check, and all sales are final (no returns accepted unless the publication has been damaged in shipping). 


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