April 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The number and scope of county services have expanded in response to intergovernmental mandates and long devolution trends. The dizzying pace of technology innovations promises long-term efficiencies for county operations, but in the short run, requires a significant financial investment. This course defines the role of the county commission as financial policy makers and related roles of citizens, other elected officials and staff.
• Establish the legal parameters for the county budget and identify the functions of a capital and annual operating budget; Propose processes for preparing, adopting and managing the budget; Explain how county government is financed and suggest techniques for estimating county revenues; Consider the adequacy of cash balances or reserves, i.e. how much is enough, not enough, or too much, and how cash balances can be managed.
Instructor: Ryan Adkison, Butler County Assistant Administrator/Finance Director