Friday, February 3, 2012

City of Vallejo's Turnaround Manager to Join Center for Priority Based Budgeting for a Powerful Conference Session

We're so pleased to announce that we'll be speaking with the City of Vallejo, California's Bob Adams next week at the CCCMA Conference in Glenwood Springs. Bob's story of Vallejo's Fall and Rise will be dramatic and quite possibly terrifying. Most importantly, his story will paint a picture of a City whose problems aren't as unique as most organizations believe - Vallejo could be any City. Our presentation will focus on ways organizations can prevent such a catastrophe through the implementation of Priority Based Budgeting.

Here's the session description:
Creating Sustainability from Fiscal Crisis– Lessons of Recovery and Prevention from the City of Vallejo, California and the Center for Priority Based Budgeting

Learn the lessons of fiscal recovery from Bob Adams, who helped to turn the City of Vallejo, California around as interim City Manager. Vallejo’s story is remarkable in that it the story of the “Perfect Fiscal Storm” that challenged the City in every way. However, the most important lesson of this story is that Vallejo is not an anomaly – to a degree, the challenges faced there are happening in every community. Bob’s presentation will focus on the tools he implemented to survive these challenges.

Jon Johnson and Chris Fabian from Center for Priority Based Budgeting will share lessons learned from communities across the United States, including here in Colorado, as these communities have implemented Priority Based Budgeting as a preventative measure to avert crisis. Hear about the process that has helped now 30 communities focus their entire resource allocation strategy on results, from the City of Boulder, Colorado to Fairfield, California (a neighbor to Vallejo); Grand Island, Nebraska to Chesapeake, Virginia. 

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