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As the fiscal reality facing government entities across the nation becomes more challenging to manage and the necessary financial choices become more difficult to make, the role of leadership must a assume a new and more critical dimension – that of being true diagnosticians
Challenges facing local governments today literally requires a new way to see. It’s as if our vision has been blurred by extraordinary stress of managing in this complex economic environment
As the fiscal downturn began to affect local governments worldwide, ICMA and the Alliance for Innovation began a longitudinal study of its impact and the creative responses of cities and counties. This article summarizes their findings. The fiscal crisis that has engulfed local governments in the United States has the…
Long-term financial planning combines financial forecasting with financial strategizing to identify future challenges and opportunities, causes of fiscal imbalances, and strategies to secure financial sustainability. Click here for content
A white paper written by The Government Finance Officers Association on how to effectively design and implement a priority-based budget plan for a given municipality. Click to download white paper.
Continuation of a series of basic diagnostic questions, the manager will gain a better assessment of the positive signs of the organization’s fiscal health and the root causes of the fiscal “dis-ease” impacting long-term financial sustainability. Link to Download
This article from the September issue of PM Magazine discusses the basic diagnostic questions that a city manager must ask in order to gain a better understanding of the organization’s fiscal health. Click to Download