Practical Approaches to Rethinking Police Budgets

Monday, February 22nd from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST / 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST.

2020 saw a massive movement to re-think how local governments allocate resources to policing departments. Communities need practical paths forward - but is the traditional system of government budgeting up to the task?

In this Webinar, guests from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and Results for America dive into a recent GFOA report outlining a new budgeting framework for local governments and finance officers.

Join to learn how the five unique pillars in the Time for Change report can help communities create actionable, effective plans for improving policing and public safety.  

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Meet Our Guests

Shane Kavanagh

Shayne Kavanagh

Shayne is the Senior Manager of Research for GFOA and has been a leader in developing the practice and technique of long-term financial planning and policies for local government. He started GFOA's long-term financial planning and policy consulting offering in 2002 and has been working with governments on financial planning and policies ever since. Shayne has worked with many governments of different sizes and types on financial planning and policies across the United States and Canada.


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Jennifer Park

Jennifer Park is a vice president at Results For America and was the founding director of Certification and Community at What Works Cities (WWC). In that role, she launched the WWC Certification program, the first-ever national standard of excellence for well-managed, data-driven local government that helps cities benchmark their progress and develop a roadmap for using data to drive effective change and deliver results for residents. Recently, Jenn worked to launch WWC's City Budgeting for Equity and Recovery program, a new 15-month effort that helps 29 U.S. cities confront budget crises while strengthening their commitment to equity in the wake of COVID-19.

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Andrea Reimer

Andrea Reimer spent four terms in local government including 10 years as the lead on public engagement on Vancouver City Council, where she also served as Deputy Mayor and Chair of Policy and Strategic Priorities. She recently completed a fellowship at Harvard in recognition of this work and is currently teaching about power, policy and engagement at UBC and SFU in Vancouver, Canada.


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