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How can I engage residents in the annual budget process?

A How can I engage residents in the annual budget process? Budgeting decisions directly affect residents and the places that they live and work. To ensure support of the strategic plan and budget, regardless of

As ClearPoint's Marketing Manager, Jenna leverages her 6+ years of experience working with organizations on performance management to communicate the importance of strategy execution with the ClearPoint Community.

Budgeting decisions directly affect residents and the places that they live and work. To ensure support of the strategic plan and budget, regardless of the types of budget that you are preparing, engage your residents in advance through surveys, open houses, forums and panels. Many organizations also provide a place online where residents can review the budget priorities and performance and provide feedback.

Ways to engage residents in the process include: Open houses Citizen academies Focused discussion sessions Needs surveys The annual budget directly affects where citizens live and work, and should be influenced by their needs and concerns.