Budgeting and Forecasting

On the Art of Collaboration at Long Beach

Page from August 2021 GFR

For the leaders of the City of Long Beach, California, Budget Office, collaboration is part of their day-to-day job, but they don’t take it for granted. The team works hard to nurture a culture of collaboration within and outside of the Budget Office, which they believe allows them to serve their community better.

In this article, Katie Ludwig interviews Budget Manager Grace H. Yoon, Budget Management Officer Rhutu Amin Gharib, Revenue Management Officer Geraldine Alejo, and Budget Analysis Officer Greg Sorensen on their experiences working for the City and developing a unique culture within the Department of Financial Management