Adjusting to Changing Service Levels

Session Time: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Field of Study: 
Finance
Level: 
Basic
Description: 

Budgeting requires funding services to meeting community conditions. For most governments, the traditional budget process supports maintaining the status quo, but this is not always appropriate. Rising costs, changing demographics, societal pressures, economic development, and major challenges facing a community from job loss to opioids to homelessness to gentrification can cause significant shifts in service demand and delivery. What is a finance officer’s role in helping operating departments through these changing service needs? Speakers will discuss lessons learned and how they have worked with operating departments to address challenges related to budgeting for changing service levels and developing public services to meet an ever-dynamic environment

Speakers: 
Moderator/Speaker
Chief Budget Officer
City of Savannah, GA
Speaker
Finance Director
Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, TN
Speaker
Deputy Chief Financial Officer
City of Detroit, MI
Speaker
Director of Office of Management & Budget
Montgomery County, OH