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VGFOA  Professional Development Program

Strategic Planning/Financial Policies/Best Practices
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Virginia Tech Richmond Center
2810 N Parham Rd #300, Richmond, VA 23294
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Tentative Agenda

This one-day workshop will cover a variety of topics including the benefits of strategic planning in the context of a local government and how to consider the strategic planning in the overall organizational processes.  The second part of the workshop will discuss the role of financial policies in supporting budgeting processes in the context of a local government.  Both topics will bring real case scenarios and opportunities to consider best practices for local governments.


Session Description


8:30 -9:00



9:00 -9:30

Introductions and Overview of the Day


9:30 – 10:30

Session 1 – Strategic Planning

Anthony Romanello, Deputy County Executive, Henrico County




10:45 – 11:45

Session 2 – Strategic Planning

John Budesky, County Administrator, Goochland County





Lunch/Resiliency Framework

Stephanie Davis, Associate Director, Center for Public Administration and Policy

1:00 – 2:00

Session 3 -Financial Policies

Sheila Minor, Director of Finance, City of Colonial Heights




2:15 – 3:15

Session 4 – Interactive Work Session on Financial Policies*

All attendees

3:15 – 4:00

Round Table Discussion/Adjourn






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*Attendees are asked to bring their current financial policies or outline for proposed policies for this session.  The interactive workshop will allow attendees to present their ideas, provide feedback to others and have current or proposed policies evaluated. 

$40 per participant includes light breakfast, lunch, and refreshments.  Attendees will receive 6.5 hours of CPE credits. 

Questions?  Contact Stephanie Davis, Program Director,