Elected Officials Guide: Debt & Capital Planning

Designing and implementing an effective plan for managing capital resources is critical for building thriving communities. Elected officials are tasked with understanding their community's capital resources over multiple time lines, making the details behind effective capital management all the more challenging. Smart management of capital resources is essential for any community, but there's even more to be gained through the efforts and collaboration behind great fiscal management. Strong collaboration on capital investment projects between public leaders and finance officers presents an opportunity for community growth. Sharing perspectives strengthens communication and reinforces partnerships across departments. This event features a dual presentation by a former elected official and current GFOA standing committee member, highlighting their perspectives over the same capital project.

Learning Objectives: Those who successfully complete this series should be able to:

  • Understand difference in perspectives between finance staff and elected officials through context of project development.
  • Identify opportunities for organizational growth; use collaborations to strengthen communication and build trust
  • Improve outcomes of future projects by building on effective partnerships
  • Review fundamentals of capital planning & debt
Field of Study: Finance
Credits: 1.5
Level: Overview
Prerequisite: None

March 25, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm ET


Member Price: $0.00
Non-member Price: $105.00

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