Prepared Leaders Make Effective Policy

Prepared Leaders Make Effective Policy: GFOA's Elected Officials Guide Series Introduction Thriving communities can often trace their good fortune to excellent management of public finance. Leaders who understand the fundamentals of public finance are better prepared to make informed policy, enabling communities and their local government to reach their full potential. Bridging the communication gap between elected officials and the public finance officers that advise them allows for efficient processes and clear expectations. GFOA's Elected Officials Guide series will help familiarize readers with essential concepts of public finance by detailing real examples and highlighting the topics most valuable when understood. This seminar introduces the series and offers an in-depth overview of Understanding the Fiscal Health of Your Community, while previewing subsequent books in the Elected Officials Guide series.
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