Andrew Kleine became Baltimores budget director in 2008, after nearly 15 years of federal government service that included budget and policy positions in the U.S. Department of Transportation, White House Office of Management and Budget, and Corporation for National and Community Service. Mr. Kleines accomplishments include fixing severe financial problems in the AmeriCorps national service program, restoring Congressional trust and leading to a funding increase. His implementation of Outcome Budgeting in Baltimore has helped the city prioritize its spending during an unprecedented fiscal crisis. He has also taken many steps to engage citizens in the budget process, including a citizen survey, a citizens guide to the budget, and budget workshops and online tools that allow citizens to try their hand at balancing the city budget. Mr. Kleine recently led the development of the citys first-ever long-term financial plan.