Tag: City of Geneva

Fantastic Flop Fridays: The Great Garbage Fire of 2010-2011

Each month, a guest columnist will share a story about a failure–and the lessons learned. This month, Matt Horn, Director of Local Government Solutions at IBTS,  shares his experience of rolling out Priority-Based Budgeting. Are you interested in sharing your story as part of this new series? Sign up here to blog.  Preamble I want to open by … Continued

I Have to Ask You: Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Staff Reduction

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. By Matt Horn (Web, LinkedIn, Twitter), City Manager, Geneva, NY It’s sitting out there, glaring at you.  That ominous, hateful budget summary sheet that shows the bulkiest, most costly, fastest growing expense item in your, as-yet, unbalanced budget.   Staffing.   Millions … Continued

Who Are You? with Mathew Horn, City of Geneva, NY

As part of a grueling ELGL initiation process, new members are asked to complete our version of the Wonderlic test. It’s an open book test and participants do not have to use a dull number 2 pencil to fill in tiny circles. Mathew Horn (LinkedIn) is the City Manager for the City of Geneva, New York. Previously, he served … Continued

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