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Podcast: Greedy Bastards with Sheryl Sculley, San Antonio, TX

Sheryl Sculley Former City Manager City of San Antonio, Texas Bio A Texas-sized struggle to avoid financial crisis. Sheryl Sculley, former City Manager for the City of San Antonito, Texas, joined the podcast to discuss her book Greedy Bastards, which tells the story of her time leading San Antonio and dealing with financial challenges. Sculley … Continued

Can Your Budget Handle a Presidential Campaign Rally?

Learn more about presidential campaign stops at ELGL’s July 21 virtual event: Local Government Preparation for Presidential Candidate Visits By Sarah E. Moss, MPA | LinkedIn | Twitter What I’m listening to – Music by Judith Hill What I’m reading – Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein What I’m writing … Continued

I Have to Ask: Budget Groupies

ELGL Co-founder Kent Wyatt poses a question and a guest columnist answers it. This week, Megan Erwin, City of Norfolk, Virginia, Senior Budget and Policy Analyst, shares ideas for cultivating budget groupies. What has been your biggest challenge in engaging the public about the budget? How did you address it? “These events are awesome, see … Continued

I Have to Ask: Making Budgeting Easier

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week, John McCarter, Assistant Finance Director for the City of Pearland, Texas, writes about the tools available to make your budgeting process easier. I started in Pearland almost exactly five years ago as Management Assistant in the … Continued

A Presidential Candidate is Coming to my City! Now What?!

By Sarah Moss, MPA | LinkedIn | Twitter What I am watching — News coverage of presidential campaign events plus @AdvanceGalNotes and @AdvanceGuyNotes on Twitter What I am reading — For my local nonprofit clients, I just finished analyzing the Denver Mayor’s 2020 budget proposal… all 676 pages What I am writing — A book … Continued

I Have to Ask: Beautiful Budget Books

In this series, ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt poses the question and a guest columnist answers it. This week, Lauren Tayara, Cabarrus County, NC Budget Analyst, writes about increasing the readability of your organization’s budget document. The first thing that comes to mind when asked about document design is my high school yearbook class. Let me … Continued

The Right Stuff? Or Do Purchases Signal the Wrong Values?

By Sarah Moss, MPA | LinkedIn | Twitter What I am watching: The Right Stuff, about the early years of the U.S. space program What I am reading / listening to: Creative Quest by Questlove / The Roots What I am working on: Rewriting lyrics to pop songs for fun localgov and nonprofit clients to … Continued

Podcast: Budgeting & War Eagle with Barrett Warren, Auburn, AL

Barrett Warren Budget & Strategic Planning Manager Auburn, AL LinkedIn Budgeting in a college town. Barrett Warren the Budget & Strategic Planning Manager for the City of Auburn, AL joined the podcast to talk about her path into local government and working in a college town. She shared how Auburn is balancing the demands of … Continued

Don’t Fool Yourself

ELGL recently hosted an #ELGLBookClub on “City on the Line.” As part of this effort, author Andrew Kleine gifted five copies of the book to ELGL members so they could read, participate, and share what they’re learning with the ELGL family. This first installment is by Denton, TX Assistant to the City Manager Ryan Adams. … Continued

Left at the Budget Altar – Fiscal Emergency Planning

Today’s Morning Buzz is by brand new Morning Buzzer Susan Steward – connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter! What I’m reading: Causal Inference: The Mixtape by Scott Cunningham What I’m watching: Kim’s Convenience (the cast is just amazing!) What I’m listening to: “High Hopes” Panic! At the Disco Strategic planning is probably simultaneously the most over-used and misunderstood term … Continued

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