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2019 Municipal Budgets 101

Municipal Training North Haven Memorial Library

Saturday, January 5, 2019

2019 Municipal Budgets 101

North Haven Memorial Library
17 Elm Street
North Haven, CT 06473

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.



Local governments continue to face unprecedented budget challenges.

This vital workshop will prepare you for your upcoming budgeting season. It will provide in-depth information on what you need to know from the basics of budgeting and how to read financial statements to more advanced concepts of applying financial statement and economic data to your budget preparation. Whether you're new at budget preparation or a pro, this session will provide the latest most up-to-date financial concepts to prepare a user-friendly and defendable budget for FY2019.


  • Prepare budgets, monitor budgets, and evaluate budgetary results;
  • Understand and use your own financial statements to assist you in budgetary decisions;
  • Use trend and economic data to assist you in estimating revenues and expenditures;
  • Nationally recommended governmental budgetary practices;
  • Tips and tricks-of-the-trade used in local budget preparation;
  • Recognizing structural vs cyclical financial deficits before they happen;
  • Forecasting fund balance levels, grand lists, and future mill rates;
  • Understanding your CAFR, GASB Statements, OPEB, Revaluations, and applying GAAP.

After covering the basics, you will learn more advanced techniques and practices such as:

  • Controlling debt service levels: 5-10 year Capital Improvement Programs;
  • Methods of health care cost containment;
  • Outside influences to your finances: rating agencies, the open market, etc.


  • First Selectmen, Mayors, Town/City Managers
  • Council Members and Selectmen
  • Finance Directors
  • Boards of Finance
  • Boards of Education
  • Department Heads
  • School Business Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Any municipal personnel involved in the budgetary process

CCM PRESENTERS back to top

Brandon Robertson
Town Manager, Town of Avon

Joseph Swetcky
Finance Director, Town of Farmington

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Become a Certified Connecticut Municipal Official (CCMO) today! This workshop is good for 3 credit hours of Organizational Development that can be used towards completing you certification. For more information such as details on requirements and how to get started, please visit


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  • FREE to CCM-Members, (see registration info below)

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