NCSL Fiscal Skills Building Workshop

10/6/2022

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Meeting Location | Hyatt Regency Atlanta | 265 Peachtree Street NE | Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Oct. 9, 2022

Agenda

Sunday, October 9, 2022
8:15-8:45 a.m. Light Breakfast 
8:45-9:30a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Geeks Who Think: Icebreaker Trivia Game

9:30-10:00 a.m.

Overview of State Budget and Revenues

  • Erica MacKellar, NCSL Program Principa

Budgeting in the States

10:00-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15-11:00 a.m.

Excel: Tips and Tricks

  • Dave Lakly, Vinson Institute of Government  
11:00-11:45 p.m.

Making the Most of Key Data Sources

  • Maddy Oritt, Utah Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst 

Making The Most of Key Data Sources

11:45-1:00 p.m.  Lunch
1:00-1:45 p.m.

Designing Performance Metrics

  • Gary VanLandingham, Florida State University 

Designing Performance Metrics 

1:45-2:00 p.m. Break
2:00-3:30 p.m.

Evaluating Agency Budget Requests Workshop

  • Kirk Fulford, Alabama Legislative Services Agency 
  • Chas Nichols, Lousiana House Fiscal Division

Evaluating Agency Budget Requests

3:30- 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45-4:30 p.m.

Staying Neutral and Other Lessons from Seasoned Fiscal Staff

  • Martha Wigton, Georgia House Budget and Research Office   
  • April Kees, Virginia Senante Finance and Appropriations Committee
  • Krista Lee Carsner, Executive Director of the Tennessee General Assembly Joint Fiscal Review Committee
4:30-4:40 p.m.

Wrap-up and Meeting Concludes

5:00-6:00 p.m. Happy Hour

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