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VGFOA Professional Development Program

Budgeting:  Preparing for Change
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Peninsula Workforce Development Center
Thomas Nelson Community College
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666


This interactive course will provide essential tools to successfully prepare the budget and community for a broad-range of potential changes and choices, including economic and environmental impacts and shifts in community needs and desires.  These techniques will empower local government officials to energize networks, foster innovation, augment outcomes and achieve strategic goals.  Participants also will share hot topics, exchange emerging practices, and discuss funding and engagement methods to address your organizations’ most pertinent challenges.  Bring your topics for the Idea Exchange!                                                                                                                                           


Session Description


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Light Breakfast


9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Overview of the Day

Dr. Sheryl D. Bailey, Visiting Professor of Practice, Virginia Tech

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Environmental Change: Planning and the Financial Impacts of Sea Level Rise  

Ms. Alice M. Kelly, Director of Finance, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Mr. Kyle Spencer, Deputy Resilience Officer, Norfolk, Virginia

Mr. Terry O’Neill, Director of Community Development, Hampton, Virginia

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.



10:45 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Economic Outlook and Building Financial Resiliency (Part 1)

Dr. Sheryl D. Bailey

11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Topics for Idea Exchange

All Participants

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Leading in Turbulent Times


Mr. Jack Tuttle, Retired City Manager, Williamsburg, Virginia

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Financial Resiliency and Preparing for Change in a “VUCA” World (Part 2)

Dr. Sheryl D. Bailey

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Citizen Engagement Case Study:  Hampton’s Proactive “I Value” Campaign   

Mr. Brian D. DeProfio, Assistant City Manager, Hampton, Virginia

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.



3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Roundtables and Idea Exchange

All Participants

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wrap-Up and Adjourn


 CPE Credits Earned –7.5 hours

Cost $50

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