Budget Messaging and Communications
By Tim Duhamel
Budgeting is a critical process in any municipality. Learn how presentations to Council and messaging to the public are critical to the success of any municipality’s budgeting process.
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- Budget and strategic planning – the importance of recognizing the strategic plan in the budgeting process
- Explaining tax and utility rate increases and linking them to budgetary needs including inflation, growth, and service changes
- Recognizing the public in your budget messaging – learn how to use public friendly language to support the budget message
- Simple and impactful slideshows – learn about the municipal equation, budget balance, value for taxes, and much more
- Dealing with the public – effective messaging, social media, and dealing with the media
Price:Free for CAGFO Members
PD Credits: 1.0
Updated: Nov 19, 2020
About the Author
Tim Duhamel is the founder and President of Bloom Centre of
He is a municipal veteran whose career has spanned over 21 years.
His passion is creating educational material and conducting lectures for municipal professionals. He has lectured as far away as Kiev, Ukraine for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Guest Speaker Bio
Michelle Nelson is the owner and founder of Michelle C. Nelson
Consulting, and writing associate for Bloom Centre of Municipal Education.
Michelle has a PhD in Medical Science from the University of Calgary, and is certified in project management (CAPM) and personal leadership.
Michelle has published 11 research and clinical trial publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and excels in written communication both inside and outside of the medical world.
When budgets are presented to Council they are effectively being presented to the public. Learn how to recognize the public in your budget messaging and how to use public friendly language to support the budget message.
Learn about the importance of recognizing the strategic plan in the budgeting process, explaining tax and utility rate increases, simple and impactful slideshows that make a strong impact with Council by developing powerful messages through infographics, and dealing with the public through effective messaging and social media, and dealing with the media.
Learn how to effectively and efficiently recognize the strategic plan in the budgeting process
Learn tips and effective methodologies for showing the tax, fee, and rate increases, and linking them to budgetary needs including inflation, growth, and service changes
Learn how to use public friendly language to support the budget message
Learn how to make a strong impact with Council by developing powerful messages through slideshows and infographics (about the municipal equation, budget balance, value for taxes, and much more)
Develop effective communication strategies to proactively overcome communicating difficult budget decisions
Who Should Attend?
A unique professional development experience that has benefit for all municipal staff, including small, medium and large municipalities!
The webinar focus is on the professional development needs of any municipal financial professional and senior executive.
BLOOM can customize courses for your needs.
Some topics include:
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