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When developing policy, we have to think not just about the policy itself but also the steps required for policy process and procedures. Without these steps, policies rarely get put into practice effectively. Please join us for this week’s webinar – Financial Policy 101 for municipal finance professionals.
A key to individual and organizational success. In today’s challenging municipal world, developing people is more important than ever. Success personally and organizationally is directly dependent on the abilities of the elected officials and administrators leading and working for municipalities. Understanding the focus areas of development importance is a good start to the development of […]
Bloom News – July 2020 Edition. Please enjoy the first edition of Bloom News for municipalities. Thank you to all those who contributed to the newsletter! In this edition: Changing the World Through Municipal Communities Councillor Insight A Family First Approach Looking Ahead: Planning for The Success of Our Municipalities Aspiring Chief Administrative Officers Foundational […]
CAGFO and Bloom CME professional development. Thanks everyone for tuning in for our Canada wide, coast to coast webinar on priority based budgeting. A special thanks to Jeff Dyck, acting CFO for Parkland County, for joining us and sharing your knowledge and experience on priority based budgeting. Your thoughts and insights added great value for […]
Thank you Councillor Wayne Rothe of the City of Spruce Grove, Alberta for taking the time to write an insightful article for the upcoming Bloom newsletter.
Municipal assets provide value to residents 24/7. This beautiful off-leash trail system in the heart of the City of Edmonton is a perfect example of that. I’ve been walking on this trail for years in the Mill Creek ravine and took my son for a walk there on the weekend. The trail is an amazing […]
Municipalities today are challenged like never before. Global economic issues, turbulent oil prices, environmental challenges, technology advancement, and of course the pandemic. To overcome these and many other challenges, municipalities must carefully consider what is important to residents in terms of quality of life. Difficult decisions need to be made. When looking at services we […]
GFOA Alberta and Bloom CME professional development. Please join us for the 12th webinar in our 20 part webinar series. With the many difficult challenges municipalities face, embracing data and information technology solutions will be essential to future success and long-term financial sustainability.
New Spray Park! It was exciting to see on my walk with my son, a brand new spray park open up in Sherwood Park Alberta! Since opening, it has been a welcome attraction for the community on hot days, a nice break spot on a long walk, and a great addition to an established park […]
Bloom CME and CAGFO professional development. PSAS financial statements provide value to multiple stakeholders. Understanding who those stakeholders are enables municipal financial professionals to ensure financial statements are communicated in a way that meets the diverse needs of multiple stakeholders.