Finance officers are stewards of their community, helping to allocate resources and manage implementation of programs and services. Increasingly, conversations on results have included an equity lens. What is equity and what does it mean for public finance? In this session, hear from finance officers on how they have embraced equity into their operating vernacular, built and continue to build an awareness around implicit bias, and recognize the challenges in focusing on the topic. In addition, speakers will provide guidance to help you include an equity focus in your organization - when to introduce equity, how to best communicate equity issues, and why it matters.
Budget Manager, City of Roswell, GA
Lisa Marie Harris
Director of Finance/Treasurer, San Diego County Water Authority
Kecia Dougherty, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Strategic Workforce Equity Coordinator, City of Dubuque, IA
Director of Human Resources, Pierce County, WA