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Lessons on Modern Budgeting from Lawrence, KS

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If you’re involved with your government’s budget process, you know its importance to the agency and public. Hear from Bryan Kidney, the Finance Director of the City of Lawrence, Kansas, as he shares his experience moving to a modern cloud-based budgeting solution. From organizational alignment to streamlining new processes, Bryan and his team will share how they got their nights and weekends back.

Watch this webinar recording to learn:

  • Top 4 improvements delivered by modern cloud-based budgeting solutions
  • Best practices on adopting cloud technology in government
  • How both improve outcomes for your agency and public
By eliminating the manual work common in Excel and legacy budgeting technology, cloud-based budgeting solutions, like OpenGov, reduce time spent on budgeting by more than 50%. This frees public servants to focus on the strategic plans and issues in meeting budget requirements, allowing them to make highly informed decisions, educate policymakers, and ultimately, increase public trust.

Watch this video to explore how modern cloud technologies like OpenGov can help.

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Bryan Kidney
Finance Director at City of Lawrence, KS

Mr. Kidney began his career as an auditor for a CPA firm where he worked on municipal audits. He then entered the exciting world of municipal finance for a series of four municipalities starting as a County Administrator and then Finance Director. Mr. Kidney then worked as an independent Municipal Advisor with Springsted Incorporated assisting clients with debt financing, economic development projects, and strategic planning. Mr. Kidney then returned to the joy of leading a finance department and is the current Finance Director of Lawrence, Kansas. During his career, he has served on the board of Directors for numerous non-profit organizations ranging in size. He has been very involved in several professional organizations including the Government Finance Officers Association, where he has served in numerous roles and is currently on the National GFOA Committee on Governmental Debt Management.

Caitlin Steel
Senior Director of Product Management, OpenGov

Caitlin is a product leader with experience developing modern tools that drive automation and efficiency for complex financial processes. Prior to working to develop these solutions she spent over 20 years in Finance and Accounting where she gained valuable in-depth knowledge of how companies handle budgeting, accounting and finance. Caitlin is responsible for ensuring OpenGov products meet customer needs, are technically accurate, and meet best practices in the government sector.

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Lessons on Modern Budgeting from Lawrence, KS