Get a better handle on the budgeting process by learning the principles and concepts that everyone should understand. With ICMA’s Budgeting Guide Webinar Series, you will get a forward-looking, strategic examination of local government budgeting and how to improve the process.

Led by the Center for Priority Based Budgeting’s Jon Johnson and Chris Fabian, this three-part webinar series covers the fundamentals needed to create a budget that will promote economic vitality in the community. It is a must-see for local government managers, assistant managers, department heads, elected officials, and anyone who needs to understand the local government budgeting process.

You and your staff will discuss:

  • Lessons for budgeting and the budgeting cycle
  • Budget preparation and legislative approval
  • Managing conflict through a budget policy
  • Executive implementation
  • Financial controls, communication, and compliance
  • Accounting and auditing
  • Capital budgeting
  • Performance measurement

A Budgeting Guide for Local Government, 3rd Edition is required reading for this series. You may purchase the book by calling 770.280.4171

Session One:  May 4, 2017: Getting Started: Budgeting Principles and Preparation

Session Two: May 18, 2017: Budget Implementation, Accounting, and Auditing

Session Three: May 25, 2017: Budgeting for Capital Improvements and Performance Improvements


Pricing for the webinar series starts at $395 (member)/ $695 (nonmember)


This purchase is for a single log-in. There is no limit to the number of staff from your office participating in this webinar from an auditorium or conference room. In the room where staff will participate, you'll need a speaker phone and a computer to view the Web component.




Session Information
"Streaming" provides you with online access of the recording for 90 days. CD-ROM provides you with a permanent recording of the event. Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your CD once the live event date has concluded.
NOTE: CD-ROM purchase not available for free programs
Session Date:
May 04, 2017
Budgeting Guide Webinar Series
Speaker Information
Chris Fabian   [ view bio ]
Jon Johnson   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
International City/County Management Association
Continuing Education Hours: 4.50