Budgeting in Local Government

Bill Rivenbark
Completion of this course fulfills one of the core course requirements for the Local Government Finance Officers Certification Program. City and county managers, finance officers and staff, budget administrators and analysts, and others who have responsibilities for annual budget preparation will benefit from this course.

This four-day course covers the legal and management framework of budget preparation and enactment in North Carolina local government.  Participants will discuss the numerous processes and techniques used to produce an annual operating budget and capital budget.

Program Topics:

  • Local Government Fiscal and Control Act*
  • Tax Efficiency & Equity
  • Economic Development
  • Revenue Forecasting
  • Resource Allocation
  • Fund Balance
  • Citizen Engagement
  • Capital Improvement Program
  • Financial Condition Analysis
  • Budget Presentation
  • Revenue-Neutral Property Tax Rate
  • Budget Award & Course Evaluation
  • Budgeting for Schools and Human Services
  • Budgeting for Enterprises

*Only for participants who have not attended Introduction to Local Government Finance

The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1.

Additional information

Instructors: School of Government faculty members, NCACC staff, and experienced local government officials.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, class discussions, case studies and referral to actual experiences as teaching methods.

Advanced Preparation: None

Prerequisites: Introduction to Local Government Finance or permission from Faculty Coordinator.

Level of Knowledge: Intermediate

Local Government Finance Officers Certification
CPE27.00 hrs
  • Chapel Hill, NC
    November 5 - 8, 2019
    UNC School of Government
    400 South Rd.
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599
    View Scholarship Information
    The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1.
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    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before October 28, 2019 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after October 29, 2019, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
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    Holiday Inn Express, Chapel Hill – $89/night 
    To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-489-7555 and provide the Group Code "BLG”. 

    Hampton Inn & Suites, Chapel Hill - $89/night (use the Group code "BLG")
    To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-403-8700, press 0 and provide the Group Name “Budgeting in Local Government ". 

    DEADLINE: The above rates are valid until October 4, 2020.

     

    $575.00
    If you are a returning customer, please note that we have a new course registration system that we hope will be easier for you to use. If you encounter any registration issues, please explore our list of frequently asked questions or contact us at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.

 

 

All course materials to be posted here prior to the start of the course. 

 

2019 Agenda (pdf, 86 KB)
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Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Alycia Inserra

Program Management Team Lead, Local and State Government Group
919.843.7736
Associate Professor of Public Administration and Government