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The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER), Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and various other federal and state funding opportunities have injected local governments with much needed funding to pay for COVID relief, essential workers, infrastructure, and more. However, when the money runs out, many communities will be faced with the headache of how to pay for ongoing maintenance or continue services. Attendees will learn how to plan for long-term costs, budget sustainably, and enact smart financial policies to ensure governments are using one-time funds responsibly.

Speakers

Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Controller, Office of the Controller, City of Houston, Texas

Julie Zolghadr

Julie Zolghadr

Budget Division Manager, City of Springfield, IL

Jennifer Carlson

Jennifer Carlson

Director of Finance, City of Duluth, MN