Creating Transparency and Building Trust with Residents through Budget Data

Recorded On: 12/06/2022

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Priority Based Budget (PBB) data ensures that local government decisions reflect the residents' priorities. PBB is built around the program instead of the line item, which creates a meaningful connection between the budget and the community by reinforcing how programs are directly relevant to how residents experience public services. However, there is still a need to present this program data to residents in an easy-to-understand and meaningful way.

ResourceX, in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh and Delivery Associates, has taken this step with the creation of the Pittsburgh Budget Resident Dashboard. This dashboard enables residents to understand the budget on a deeper level. By providing this information in an easily digestible way, residents can access information and engage with city priorities, decision-making, and budget data in a new and interactive way.

Join ResourceX and our esteemed guests to learn how incorporating data-driven decision-making across processes can improve a city’s ability to communicate and build trust with residents. 

This webinar is complimentary for attendees thanks to the sponsorship of ICMA Strategic Partner ResourceX.

Al Hassan Hleileh

Head of Product, Delivery Associates

Patrick Cornell

Deputy Director, Office of Management & Budget, City of Pittsburgh, PA

Chris Fabian

Co-founder, ResourceX

Chris Fabian is Founder and CEO of both the Center for Priority Based Budgeting and Resource Exploration. Priority based budgeting (PBB) is a leading best practice in local government and a powerful lever for change. ResourceX provides the software solution and powerful analytic tools to implement a priority based budget using data and evidence to transparently and exponentially improve results for citizens and the community. He combined both companies in 2017 under ResourceX, with staff members in Colorado, North Carolina, Texas, New Mexico, Michigan and Ohio. PBB is now practiced and applied by over 200 organizations across North America.

Chris’s journey into the world of Government Finance began in 2003, when his very first company, the Local Government Solutions Group, was a partner to David Osborne’s “Public Strategies Group” – Osborne, if the name is familiar was co-author of “Reinventing Government” and “The Price of Government.” In partnership with Public Strategies, Chris worked with some of the country’s first pioneers in “Budgeting for Outcomes” – the process that first attempted to propose an alternative to traditional line-item budgeting approach, emphasizing the “Outcomes” that the public gets for its money.

From 2005-2008, Chris’s work centered on creating the Priority Based Budgeting process while a local government practitioner. “PBB” is currently recognized as a leading practice by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) as well as the Alliance for Innovation.

Erik Fabian

Strategic Partnerships Manager, ResourceX


Creating Transparency and Building Trust with Residents through Budget Data
12/06/2022 at 2:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 12/06/2022
12/06/2022 at 2:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 12/06/2022
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1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available