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.
- Municipal finance for elected officials
- Budget document basics explained (what to look for, what to ask)
- Delivering Council direction (when, what, how)
- Tax increases (understand the why, what to question)
- Politics of budget season. Advocating for your position
- Dealing with the public (effective messaging, social media, dealing with the media)
PD Credits: 1.0
Updated: Oct 22, 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.
About the Author
Wayne Rothe has been a Councillor in Spruce Grove, Alberta for 25 years.
He is the longest serving council member in the city’s history and recipient of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association’s Distinguished Service Award.
His passion is open, accessible government with a commitment to always acting in the best interest of the community at large.
Municipal finance for elected officials
Budget document basics explained (what to look for, what to ask)
Delivering Council direction (when, what, how)
Tax increases (understand the why, what to question)
Politics of budget season. Advocating for your position
Dealing with the public (effective messaging, social media, dealing with the media)
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
Reporting process – efficiency and effectiveness tips
Creating audit documentation through the reporting process
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.
BLOOM can customize courses for your needs.
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