Council Pre-Budget Warmup

By Tim Duhamel, Wayne Rothe

Stewardship of the municipal purse is a key role of an elected official.  Provides elected officials all they need to know to be an effective budget reviewer, influencer, and decision-maker throughout the annual budget process.

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Course Content

  1. Municipal finance for elected officials
  2. Budget document basics explained (what to look for, what to ask)
  3. Delivering Council direction (when, what, how)
  4. Tax increases (understand the why, what to question)
  5. Politics of budget season. Advocating for your position
  6. Dealing with the public (effective messaging, social media, dealing with the media)

Course Info


Price:Complimentary

PD Credits: 1.0

Category: Budgeting

Updated: Oct 22, 2020

Duration: 1:06:36


Course Synopsis

About the Author

Tim Duhamel is the founder and President of Bloom Centre of

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Wayne Rothe has been a Councillor in Spruce Grove, Alberta for 25 years.

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Course Description

  • Municipal finance for elected officials

  • Budget document basics explained (what to look for, what to ask)

  • Delivering Council direction (when, what, how)

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Learning Outcomes

  • Overview of the entire financial reporting process (deliverables, timelines, goals)

  • Risk analysis related to financial reporting

  • Internal controls – how to incorporate internal controls into the reporting process

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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 municipal elected officials.  CAO’s and senior administrators who deal with the governance process will also benefit.

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