New Orleans, LA (Hyatt Regency New Orleans)
This seminar is designed for budget and finance staff involved in preparing state and local governmental budget documents. Those involved in communicating budgetary data to citizens also will profit from the seminar, as should individuals from legislative, rating-agency, or interest-group backgrounds.
The two-day seminar will provide participants with the opportunity to acquire hands-on, practical implementation of GFOA’s best practices in budgeting and to improve the effectiveness of a local government's budget document. The program is structured around the GFOA’s best practices in budgeting taken from its Budget Committee and the criteria used to judge the quality of budget documents submitted to the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program. Numerous examples are drawn from the GFOA's book-length publication Building a Better Budget Document, which is furnished on site to all participants as part of their course materials.
Provide the practical information needed to improve the quality of a government's budget document.