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Government financial processes are in need of an upgrade now, more than ever before. With a perfect storm of challenges, such as reporting and audit requirements, cybersecurity threats, and legacy knowledge leaving with retiring employees, the time is now for many local governments to rethink their financial processes.
Hear how small improvements in public works asset management have led to big changes for the City of Helotes, TX. Public Works Supervisor Josh Mair will share how his team quickly evolved from a pen-and-paper approach to tracking infrastructure in real time, answering council questions in a flash, and using data to justify new hires and budget increases.
Every day, your team is tasked with managing millions — if not billions — of dollars in infrastructure assets. Are you maintaining your city or utility as efficiently and effectively as possible with the latest mobile technology? Or, are you behind the times and struggling? Here’s some food for thought on why you should make the switch:
Trends and Insights From 500+ Local Government Leaders
Traditionally, local government budgeting has not been directly tied to outcomes in the community. Instead, incremental amounts were shifted based on previous use and separated by department. Although intentions were good with this method, it generally meant the budget was disconnected from actual impact on the community it served. Today, combine the desire to budget more strategically with requirements from federal funds, such as the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), and local government budgeting is experiencing a huge transformation. In fact, the Rethinking the Budget initiative from GFOA and ICMA encourages local governments to, “Move away from ‘incremental, line item budgeting’ by taking advantage of new ways of thinking, new technologies, and to better meet the changing needs of communities with a limited budget.” But, with all the strategies out there, how do you know which one to choose? Read on for more information about the types of strategic budgeting and tips on deciding which one is best for your community.
While some may see the new year as nothing more than an arbitrary line in the sand, for local government leaders, turning the page into a new year means a new budget (for those with a fresh fiscal start), new opportunities, and new ways to make an impact. With plenty of federal funding still available and the dust starting to settle in the post-COVID era, we anticipate local government looking very different by the end of 2023. The year will be a continuation of the digital revolution, as our nation’s local governments, special districts, and schools continue to embrace the perfect storm enabling investments in cloud software.
Everything's bigger in Texas- including the Cartegraph National Conference! Get ready for an info packed week that will energize you to think bigger and take on infrastructure and operations management in a whole new way. We're talking five days chock-full of one-on-one software training, customer-led sessions, inspiring keynotes, and peer networking.