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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Course Content

  1. Budget and strategic planning – the importance of recognizing the strategic plan in the budgeting process
  2. Explaining tax and utility rate increases and linking them to budgetary needs including inflation, growth, and service changes
  3. Recognizing the public in your budget messaging – learn how to use public friendly language to support the budget message
  4. Simple and impactful slideshows – learn about the municipal equation, budget balance, value for taxes, and much more
  5. Dealing with the public – effective messaging, social media, and dealing with the media

Course Info


Price:Free for CAGFO Members

PD Credits: 1.0

Category: Budgeting

Date: Nov 19, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM MST

Course Synopsis

Budget Messaging and Communications


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Course Info


Price:Free for CAGFO Members

PD Credits: 1.0

Category: Budgeting

Updated: Nov 19, 2020

Duration: 1:11:12


Course Synopsis

Budget Messaging and Communications

About the Author

Tim Duhamel is the founder and President of Bloom Centre of

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Guest Speaker Bio

Michelle Nelson is the owner and founder of Michelle C. Nelson

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Course Description

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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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

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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.

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