Department Head Roundtable: The Budget Process From a Different Perspective

Field of Study: 
Finance
Level: 
Basic
Description: 

The budget process has many stakeholders and a quality budget process must engage all in a collaborative discussion about priorities, proposed services, and appropriate allocation of funding. While many finance officers understand the budget and the process used to develop it, do they also understand how other key stakeholders view it?  This session will feature several department heads from non-financial positions in local government in a discussion  about what makes a budget process successful. Attendees can expect to hear honest feedback on how to make a budget process more transparent, more inclusive, and more focused on allocating resources to the right programs to achieve the right results.