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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Room: 
223-226
Moderator
Senior Program Manager
GFOA
Speaker
City Manager
City of Burnsville, Minnesota
Speaker
Controller/Deputy Mayor
City of Lawrence, IN
Speaker
Director of the Department of Finance
City of Roanoke, VA

Want to learn more about how to make that budget book resonate with your governing body and community? How about learning more on how to improve the budget process that drives all that goes into the book too? This session will focus on creating budget books that align with GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award criteria and a budget process that incorporates GFOA's best practice guidelines. Presenters will share examples of budget books that clearly communicate an organization's objectives and financial information and also share insights on how to make your budget process more effective.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Room: 
100-102
Moderator
Budget & Fiscal Officer
16th Circuit Court of Jackson, MO
Speaker
Interim Division Manager for the Asset Systems Management
City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
Speaker
Town Administrator
Town of Berlin, MD
Speaker
Past President, Chair of Committee on America's Infrastructure
American Society of Civil Engineers

According to our CAFRs, infrastructure is our most valuable asset! Local governments can make investments to maximize the useful life and value of these assets. However, traditional capital planning and budgeting techniques often minimize the importance of infrastructure upkeep. At this session you will learn how to structure your planning and budgeting process to give asset preservation its due consideration. Speakers will provide specific asset upkeep strategies that have been employed successfully from leading governments.