Financial policies set guidelines for decision making and communicate the strategic intent for financial management. They are also central to a strategic, long-term approach to financial management and essential for all small governments. Presenters will discuss common challenges in developing policies in a small government, make recommendations on appropriate roles for finance staff and elected officials in policy setting, and provide an opportunity for discussion of common policies. In addition, GFOA will provide sample policies for the top ten policy areas in local government that are specific to small governments.
GFOA's Small Government Forum is a discussion group that identifies and explores topics of interest to governments serving areas with populations less than 25,000.