Rewire the Budget Process to Win Back Your Sanity, Improve Engagement, and Earn Distinction
Recorded On: 08/11/2022
Budget leaders want to enable greater collaboration with departments, they would like to see better engagement from Council and their community, and they want to win budget distinction, but they are often constrained by burdensome budget processes and data disconnects. Learn how moving to a collaborative budget process and an online, interactive budget book can change the way governments work and serve, enabling them to be more efficient and accountable.
Join Jennifer Tell, Budget Manager for the City of Alameda and OpenGov's Mark Welch, budget book expert and former finance leader for multiple municipalities, to learn:
- How a transition to a collaborative budgeting process and an online budget book improves efficiency and accountability (and is in line with GFOA best practices)
- How budget leaders can build capacity and look for ways to engage their Council and community
- What aspects and attributes of online budget books earn distinction – and what Alameda is building with its online budget book
This webinar is complimentary for ICMA members thanks to the sponsorship of ICMA Strategic Partner OpenGov who will have access to registration information.
Budget Manager, City of Alameda, CA
Jennifer Tell is Budget Manager for the City of Alameda, CA. Prior to that she was a Senior Analyst in the City/County of San Francisco Budget & Legislative Analyst's Office. She has over a decade of policy and environmental planning experience. She received her Master’s degree in Public Policy from University of California, Berkeley.
Solutions Engineer, OpenGov
Mark Welch is head of Solution Architecture for OpenGov Inc. and previously in government finance and administration for seven city and county governments, with leadership roles in four cities, including Ashland, OR, where he launched the first fully-digital, award-winning online budget book.