Public Budgeting 101

Speaker: Ross Schultz, Experienced Finance Director and City Manager

This general municipal budget training is intended to orient members of city budget committees, including Council members, and City staff contributing to budget development. 

Individual/group rate options are available: $59/individual attendee or $295 for 6+ attendees from the same city; train multiple city staff members and/or councilors and budget committee members! 

This LOC training will provide attendees with a high-level understanding of:

  • the budgeting process and the budget lifecycle; 
  • the roles and responsibilities of key players in the budget lifecycle;
  • information on Oregon Budget Law, typical sources of revenue and expenses, PERS, and property taxes; and
  • basic principles of public meetings, public records and ethics as they apply to local government and budget committee service

Please note: This training was not designed to cover budget law in detail, but rather to provide an overview to a wide variety of city representatives who may be encountering this process for the first time.  LOC encourages staff responsible for budget preparation to also take advantage of the resources available through the Oregon Department of Revenue, such as the comprehensive yearly webinar recordings and technical assistance staff.

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