Perfect Storm for County Budgets… Revisited at #MACoCon

A storm is brewing. Rising costs, sluggish growth, unfunded mandates, and greater demand for services all signal turbulent times ahead for county government budgets.

At the 2019 MACo Summer Conference, a panel of state and local fiscal leaders discussed several factors pointing to turbulent times ahead for county government budgets. Now — with new economic data and a better understanding of the Kirwan Commission’s plan to fund its ambitious, multi-billion-dollar overhaul of Maryland’s education system — MACo’s Budget and Finance Affiliate will revisit these issues at the upcoming Winter Conference.

Perfect Storm for County Budgets… Revisited

Description: A storm is brewing. Rising costs, sluggish growth, unfunded mandates, and greater demand for services all signal turbulent times ahead for county government budgets. Economic instability, shifting demographics, and a looming uncertainty around the ambitious, multi-billion-dollar overhaul of Maryland’s education system only exacerbate the growing pressure on county budgets. In this session, panelists will present a realistic economic outlook, share best practices for planning, budgeting, and forecasting, and discuss strategies for how counties can best prepare for future fiscal uncertainties.

Speakers:

  • Ted Zaleski, Director, Office of Management and Budget, Carroll County
  • Robert Sandlass, Treasurer, Harford County
  • Andrew Schaufele, Director, Bureau of Revenue Estimates, Comptroller of Maryland (inv)

Date/Time: Thursday, December 5, 2019; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The 2019 MACo Winter Conference, Building for the Future,” will be held on December 4-6, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland.

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