A Budgeting Guide for Local Government 2018 3-Part Series

Learn the fundamentals that every local government manager 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, the Director of Finance and Administration for the Alliance for Innovation. Jon will pull from over 30 years of experience in financial administration for municipalities, counties, school districts, public universities and non-profit entities.

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?
Like the book, this program is designed for local government managers and assistant managers who would like to gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of the budgeting process.

PROGRAM DETAILS

ALL PROGRAMS WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 1:00 TO 2:30 PM EASTERN

Session One – 06/28/2018: The budget, the budgeting cycle, and the evolution of budgeting
Session Two – 07/12/2018: Understanding the financial picture, the future, and the rules
Session Three – 07/19/2018: 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).

A Budgeting Guide for Local Governments begins 06/28/2018.

FEE

$395 (member; this is a group rate for all staff)

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

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.

  • A Budgeting Guide for Local Government 2018: Session 1: The budget, the budgeting cycle, and the evolution of budgeting

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.50 credits offered Recorded On: 06/28/2018

    In the first session of the series, you will discuss what the budget is and what to do with it; the budgeting cycle; the evolution of the budget.

    Learn the fundamentals that every local government manager 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, the Director of Finance and Administration for the Alliance for Innovation. Jon will pull from over 30 years of experience in financial administration for municipalities, counties, school districts, public universities and non-profit entities.

    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?
    Like the book, this program is designed for local government managers and assistant managers who would like to gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of the budgeting process.

    PROGRAM DETAILS

    ALL PROGRAMS WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 1:00 TO 2:30 PM EASTERN

    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).

    Jon Johnson

    co-founder, Center for Priority Based Budgeting

    Jon, co-founder of the Center for Priority Based Budgeting, now serves as the Director of Finance and Administration for the Alliance for Innovation, a non-profit organization that identifies and promotes innovative practices in local government.   Jon has more than 30 years of experience as a practitioner in financial administration for municipalities, counties, school districts, public universities and non-profit entities. Throughout his career as a finance and budget director, he has been responsible for the management of all aspects of local government finance operations for both small and large organizations.  Jon brings with him not only the “hands-on” technical skills associated with the day-to-day financial operations of local governments, but also the ability to apply a diagnostic approach to the analysis needed to assess the fiscal health of an organization and the management experience to implement the resulting solutions from that diagnostic analysis.

    For the last 10 years, Jon has worked with over 100 communities to improve their “picture of fiscal health” and implement the innovative and creative Priority Based Budgeting process he created, which is now recognized as a best practice throughout the United States and Canada.

    Before joining the Alliance and founding CPBB, Jon served as the Director of Budget and Management Analysis for Jefferson County, Colorado.  Previous to that position, he was Assistant Director of Finance for Douglas County, Colorado.  Prior to moving to Colorado in 2002, Jon served as the Director of Finance for several municipalities in Missouri, including the City of Blue Springs, the City of Joplin, and the City of Kansas City (MO) Aviation Department. He also served as Director of Financial Services for Missouri Southern State University and the Joplin R-VIII School District. Jon has worked with ICMA as a Senior Management Advisor and with GFOA as a regional trainer and workshop presenter. He served twice on the board of directors for the Missouri Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA-MO) and was active in its Central and Kansas City chapters.  Jon holds a B.A. in political science and a B.S. in accounting from Missouri Southern State University, as well as a master’s degree in College Administration from Pittsburg (KS) State University.

    Jon has been featured speakers at numerous national and regional conferences webinars, and workshops sponsored by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the National League of Cities (NLC), the National Association of Counties (NACo), the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), and the Alliance for Innovation as well as numerous state and regional organizations such as the Colorado Municipal League (CML), the Municipal Managers Association of Southern California (MMASC), the Municipal Managers Association of Northern California (MMANC), the Virginia Local Government Managers Association (VLGMA) the Tennessee Municipal League (TML), the Michigan Municipal League, the Oregon Government Finance Officers Association (OGFOA), the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association (MGFOA) and the Colorado Government Finance Officers Association (CGFOA).

    He has co-authored several articles describing their approach to Fiscal Health and Wellness through Priority Based Budgeting for local governments including:  

    • “Getting Your Priorities Straight” published by ICMA in the June 2008 issue of PM Magazine
    • Leading the Way to Fiscal Health” published by Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) in their December 2008 issue of the Government Finance Review
    • “It’s All in the Questions: The Manager’s Role in Achieving Fiscal Health” a two-part article appearing in the September and October 2009 issues of PM Magazine
    • “Anatomy of a Priority Based Budget Process,” co-authored with Shayne Kavanagh of GFOA, published in the May, 2010 issue of the Government Finance Review 
    • “Anatomy of a Priority Based Budget Process,” a white paper on “Priority Based Budgeting” as a best practice, published by GFOA in March 2011, co-authored with Shayne Kavanagh
    • Seeing Things Differently,” published by ICMA in the September 2012 issue of PM Magazine
    • The Challenges and Promise of Program Budgeting,” co-authored with Shayne Kavanagh of GFOA, published in the November, 2015 issue of the Government Finance Review 


  • A Budgeting Guide for Local Government 2018: Session 2: Understanding the financial picture, the future, and the rules

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.50 credits offered Recorded On: 07/12/2018

    In the second session, you will discuss understanding the financial picture; being aware of the future: projections, forecasts, and financial planning; complying with the rules: budget and financial policies.

    Learn the fundamentals that every local government manager 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, the Director of Finance and Administration for the Alliance for Innovation. Jon will pull from over 30 years of experience in financial administration for municipalities, counties, school districts, public universities and non-profit entities.

    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?
    Like the book, this program is designed for local government managers and assistant managers who would like to gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of the budgeting process.

    PROGRAM DETAILS

    ALL PROGRAMS WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 1:00 TO 2:30 PM EASTERN

    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).

    Jon Johnson

    co-founder, Center for Priority Based Budgeting

    Jon, co-founder of the Center for Priority Based Budgeting, now serves as the Director of Finance and Administration for the Alliance for Innovation, a non-profit organization that identifies and promotes innovative practices in local government.   Jon has more than 30 years of experience as a practitioner in financial administration for municipalities, counties, school districts, public universities and non-profit entities. Throughout his career as a finance and budget director, he has been responsible for the management of all aspects of local government finance operations for both small and large organizations.  Jon brings with him not only the “hands-on” technical skills associated with the day-to-day financial operations of local governments, but also the ability to apply a diagnostic approach to the analysis needed to assess the fiscal health of an organization and the management experience to implement the resulting solutions from that diagnostic analysis.

    For the last 10 years, Jon has worked with over 100 communities to improve their “picture of fiscal health” and implement the innovative and creative Priority Based Budgeting process he created, which is now recognized as a best practice throughout the United States and Canada.

    Before joining the Alliance and founding CPBB, Jon served as the Director of Budget and Management Analysis for Jefferson County, Colorado.  Previous to that position, he was Assistant Director of Finance for Douglas County, Colorado.  Prior to moving to Colorado in 2002, Jon served as the Director of Finance for several municipalities in Missouri, including the City of Blue Springs, the City of Joplin, and the City of Kansas City (MO) Aviation Department. He also served as Director of Financial Services for Missouri Southern State University and the Joplin R-VIII School District. Jon has worked with ICMA as a Senior Management Advisor and with GFOA as a regional trainer and workshop presenter. He served twice on the board of directors for the Missouri Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA-MO) and was active in its Central and Kansas City chapters.  Jon holds a B.A. in political science and a B.S. in accounting from Missouri Southern State University, as well as a master’s degree in College Administration from Pittsburg (KS) State University.

    Jon has been featured speakers at numerous national and regional conferences webinars, and workshops sponsored by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the National League of Cities (NLC), the National Association of Counties (NACo), the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), and the Alliance for Innovation as well as numerous state and regional organizations such as the Colorado Municipal League (CML), the Municipal Managers Association of Southern California (MMASC), the Municipal Managers Association of Northern California (MMANC), the Virginia Local Government Managers Association (VLGMA) the Tennessee Municipal League (TML), the Michigan Municipal League, the Oregon Government Finance Officers Association (OGFOA), the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association (MGFOA) and the Colorado Government Finance Officers Association (CGFOA).

    He has co-authored several articles describing their approach to Fiscal Health and Wellness through Priority Based Budgeting for local governments including:  

    • “Getting Your Priorities Straight” published by ICMA in the June 2008 issue of PM Magazine
    • Leading the Way to Fiscal Health” published by Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) in their December 2008 issue of the Government Finance Review
    • “It’s All in the Questions: The Manager’s Role in Achieving Fiscal Health” a two-part article appearing in the September and October 2009 issues of PM Magazine
    • “Anatomy of a Priority Based Budget Process,” co-authored with Shayne Kavanagh of GFOA, published in the May, 2010 issue of the Government Finance Review 
    • “Anatomy of a Priority Based Budget Process,” a white paper on “Priority Based Budgeting” as a best practice, published by GFOA in March 2011, co-authored with Shayne Kavanagh
    • Seeing Things Differently,” published by ICMA in the September 2012 issue of PM Magazine
    • The Challenges and Promise of Program Budgeting,” co-authored with Shayne Kavanagh of GFOA, published in the November, 2015 issue of the Government Finance Review 


  • A Budgeting Guide for Local Government 2018: Session 3: Effective capital budgeting, community engagement, and indicators of success

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.50 credits offered Recorded On: 07/19/2018

    In the third and final session, you will discuss effective capital budgeting; indicators of success; proper community engagement; useful budgeting tips.

    Learn the fundamentals that every local government manager 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, the Director of Finance and Administration for the Alliance for Innovation. Jon will pull from over 30 years of experience in financial administration for municipalities, counties, school districts, public universities and non-profit entities.

    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?
    Like the book, this program is designed for local government managers and assistant managers who would like to gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of the budgeting process.

    PROGRAM DETAILS

    ALL PROGRAMS WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 1:00 TO 2:30 PM EASTERN

    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).

    Jon Johnson

    co-founder, Center for Priority Based Budgeting

    Jon, co-founder of the Center for Priority Based Budgeting, now serves as the Director of Finance and Administration for the Alliance for Innovation, a non-profit organization that identifies and promotes innovative practices in local government.   Jon has more than 30 years of experience as a practitioner in financial administration for municipalities, counties, school districts, public universities and non-profit entities. Throughout his career as a finance and budget director, he has been responsible for the management of all aspects of local government finance operations for both small and large organizations.  Jon brings with him not only the “hands-on” technical skills associated with the day-to-day financial operations of local governments, but also the ability to apply a diagnostic approach to the analysis needed to assess the fiscal health of an organization and the management experience to implement the resulting solutions from that diagnostic analysis.

    For the last 10 years, Jon has worked with over 100 communities to improve their “picture of fiscal health” and implement the innovative and creative Priority Based Budgeting process he created, which is now recognized as a best practice throughout the United States and Canada.

    Before joining the Alliance and founding CPBB, Jon served as the Director of Budget and Management Analysis for Jefferson County, Colorado.  Previous to that position, he was Assistant Director of Finance for Douglas County, Colorado.  Prior to moving to Colorado in 2002, Jon served as the Director of Finance for several municipalities in Missouri, including the City of Blue Springs, the City of Joplin, and the City of Kansas City (MO) Aviation Department. He also served as Director of Financial Services for Missouri Southern State University and the Joplin R-VIII School District. Jon has worked with ICMA as a Senior Management Advisor and with GFOA as a regional trainer and workshop presenter. He served twice on the board of directors for the Missouri Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA-MO) and was active in its Central and Kansas City chapters.  Jon holds a B.A. in political science and a B.S. in accounting from Missouri Southern State University, as well as a master’s degree in College Administration from Pittsburg (KS) State University.

    Jon has been featured speakers at numerous national and regional conferences webinars, and workshops sponsored by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the National League of Cities (NLC), the National Association of Counties (NACo), the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), and the Alliance for Innovation as well as numerous state and regional organizations such as the Colorado Municipal League (CML), the Municipal Managers Association of Southern California (MMASC), the Municipal Managers Association of Northern California (MMANC), the Virginia Local Government Managers Association (VLGMA) the Tennessee Municipal League (TML), the Michigan Municipal League, the Oregon Government Finance Officers Association (OGFOA), the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association (MGFOA) and the Colorado Government Finance Officers Association (CGFOA).

    He has co-authored several articles describing their approach to Fiscal Health and Wellness through Priority Based Budgeting for local governments including:  

    • “Getting Your Priorities Straight” published by ICMA in the June 2008 issue of PM Magazine
    • Leading the Way to Fiscal Health” published by Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) in their December 2008 issue of the Government Finance Review
    • “It’s All in the Questions: The Manager’s Role in Achieving Fiscal Health” a two-part article appearing in the September and October 2009 issues of PM Magazine
    • “Anatomy of a Priority Based Budget Process,” co-authored with Shayne Kavanagh of GFOA, published in the May, 2010 issue of the Government Finance Review 
    • “Anatomy of a Priority Based Budget Process,” a white paper on “Priority Based Budgeting” as a best practice, published by GFOA in March 2011, co-authored with Shayne Kavanagh
    • Seeing Things Differently,” published by ICMA in the September 2012 issue of PM Magazine
    • The Challenges and Promise of Program Budgeting,” co-authored with Shayne Kavanagh of GFOA, published in the November, 2015 issue of the Government Finance Review