2019 Resourcex annual Priority Based Budgeting summit

The curtis hotel        Denver, Colorado        August 7th - 9th, 2019

    speakers               Sessions

Murphy Robinson, Deputy Mayor & Executive Director General Services, The City & County of Denver

Murphy Robinson serves as the Deputy Mayor and Executive Director of the General Services Department for

the City and County of Denver. Additionally, Murphy directs the Citywide Contracts Office, the City Security Office and

serves as a cabinet member to the Denver Mayor. Murphy’s past roles include Chief of Staff and Deputy City Manager for the City of Englewood, as well as, Assistant City Manager of General Services for the City of Brighton. Murphy also served as the founder and president of Robinson Corporations, a successful security and executive protection firm in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Darin Atteberry, City Manager, City of Fort Collins, Colorado

Darin Atteberry is the City Manager for the City of Fort Collins, CO, a position he has held since December 2004. As City Manager, Darin has led the City government through a time of transformational change, moving the organization from a "trust us" model to one that uses a data-driven, performance based approach. Darin is an advocate for community collaboration and has built strong relationships with both public and private sector partners. He serves as Vice Chair of the Alliance for Innovation and is a member of the Center for Public Safety Excellence Board of Directors. In 2013, Darin was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the  Colorado State University College of Business. Recently, Darin received the Colorado Governor's Citizenship medal, recognizing him as a leader who serves the public with innovation, operational excellence and progressive vision.

David Sewell McCann, Executive Director, How to Story

In the past ten years, David has written and told over 1,200 original children's stories (the equivalent of 40 novels!) for Sparkle Stories. Out of his experience as an elementary school teacher and parent of two lively boys, he developed a method of intuitive, transformative storytelling, which he now shares with others through keynote speeches, workshops, podcasts, and online courses. He teaches parents how to transform lectures into storytelling, helps businesses create cohesive and empathetic teams, and guides communities through finding their "master story" to maximize engagement and understanding. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Sarah Moss, Civic Dreamer & Doer, Sarah Moss, Inc.

Sarah Moss is a civic dreamer and doer. A Denver native, Moss has more than 20 years of policy and political puzzle-solving experience ranging from local government to political and public awareness campaigns to serving as a White House appointee. She is a two-time fellow of the Bighorn Leadership Program and holds a black belt in process improvement, a yellow belt in Krav Maga, and an Executive MPA from the CU Denver School of Public Affairs. Moss is a member of Engaging Local Government Leaders and the Colorado City & County Management Association and a security fellow of the Truman National Security Project. She sings in the Colorado Chorale.

John Mercer, Director for Government Performance, Knovos


John is internationally recognized as a foremost expert in governmental performance planning/budgeting. He was a mayor and city councilmember in Sunnyvale, CA when that city pioneered the first successful system of performance management and budgeting in government (1979-87). John then took that system to Washington, DC, where as Counsel to the US Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, he wrote the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA). John Mercer is known as “the Father of GPRA”. He has done extensive performance planning/budgeting work with federal agencies and foreign governments, including as a consultant to the World Bank. 

shayne kavanagh, senior manager of research, Gfoa,


Shayne is the Senior Manager of Research for GFOA and 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 on financial planning and policies, including: the City of San Clemente, California; the City of Gresham, Oregon; the City of Montclair; California; the City of San Juan Capistrano, California; Adams County, Pennsylvania; Yolo County, California; and the City of Menlo Park, California. Shayne's financial planning experience also drives his research at GFOA. He is the author of a number of influential publications on financial planning.

Nick kittle, Government Performance and innovation coach and Best Selling Author, Sustainovation,


Nick is the author of the best-selling book "Sustainovation” on government innovation, and is an inspirational and dynamic coach, facilitator, speaker and trainer. He trains and speaks to communities about building sustainable innovation and high-performance government. He specializes in government innovation, creativity, life/executive coaching, empowerment, mentoring, facilitation, strategic planning, leadership, teamwork, ideation, analytics, mobilization, motivation and measuring results in a variety of environments. He is known for being eccentric, engaging, action-oriented and convivial. He builds Team Us.

matt fulton, national engagement director, Polco


Matt Fulton currently serves as Polco’s National Engagement Director.  Matt’s career includes over 30 years in City Management in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  He has held numerous leadership positions at the local, state, national, and international levels, including as a Midwest Regional Vice President on the ICMA Board of Directors, the Minnesota League of Cities Board of Directors, and a Past President of the Minnesota City/County Management Association.  

michelle kobayashi, Senior vice president of innovation, nrc/polco

Michelle Kobayashi is a thought-leader in the field of survey research and evaluation, and has written numerous books and articles on the subject. As a community survey expert with experience working in local government, she travels the country to speak professionally and lead workshops about resident surveys, public-sector employee surveys, strategic planning and more. Kobayashi has lead the innovation efforts of National Research Center for 25 years, and counting.

angelica wedell, communications and marketing director, nrc/polco


NRC / Polco Marketing Director Angelica Wedell has worked in multimedia communications for over ten years and is an Online Marketing Certified Professional (OMCP). She enjoys leading the communications efforts and strategies of National Research Center, networking and speaking professionally at conferences across the country, and writing articles for NRC and partner syndicates. Wedell believes that community surveys and engagement are needed by local governments for making data-based decisions and improving the quality of life of their everyday residents.

The Curtis Hotel

Wednesday, August 7 - Friday, August 9

The Curtis Hotel

Four Square Room

The Curtis Hotel is home base for this year's Summit. The Four Square Room on the 3rd Floor is where the action is happening.



Join ResourceX  in the Four Square Room for a drink and appetizers. Catch up with or get to know fellow attendees.



Four Square Room: Hear from ResourceX, PBB Users and Strategic Partners in an information and action packed day.



The fun continues: Hear from ResourceX, PBB Users and Strategic Partners in an information and action packed day.

Wednesday, August 7

Four Square Room


Spend the day with ResourceX at the Commons on Champa for a series of hands-on sessions. To view the Wednesday agenda, please click here.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Welcome to Denver with Murphy Robinson, Deputy Mayor, City of Denver  

This is the official kickoff of the 2019 ResourceX Priority Based Budgeting Summit! Deputy Mayor of the City of Denver, Murphy Robinson, will welcome Summit attendees, then we'll enjoy drinks and appetizers as everyone gets to know one another and make connections.

Thursday, August 8

Four Square Room


8:00 am - 8:30 am  Check In and Coffee

8:30 am - 9:00 am State of the State, Chris Fabian, Co-Founder & CEO, ResourceX

9:00 am - 10:00 am Tell Your Story, David Sewell McCann,  Executive Director, How to Story

10:00 am - 10:15 am  Break

10:15 am - 11:15 am PBB Scoreboard, Chris Fabian, Co-Founder & CEO, ResourceX

11:15 am - 12: 00 pm Brad Steckart, Washington County, WI, Capstone Presenter

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm - 1: 45 pm Chloe Ross, City of Boise, ID, Capstone Presenter

1:45 pm - 2: 45 pm GFOA, Shayne Kavanaugh, Senior Manager of Research, GFOA

2: 45 pm - 3: 00 pm Break

3: 00 pm - 3: 30 pm Case Studies in Fiscal Health from TX, PA, and SC, The Novak Consulting Group

3: 30 pm - 4:15 pm Q&A with ResourceX Co-Founders, Chris Fabian and Mike Seman

4:15 pm -5:00 pm Why Community Input Should Help Guide Your City's Budget, Matt Fulton, Polco/NRC

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm  SUMMIT SOCIAL presented by ResourceX and Polco/NRC @ Woods Boss Brewing

Friday, August 9

Four Square Room


8:00 am - 9:00 am  Tell Your Story Workshop, David Sewell McCann, Executive Director, How to Story

9:00 am - 10:00 am  Sustainovation, Nick Kittle,  Author and Speaker

10:00 am - 10:15 am Break

10:15 am - 11:15 am Culture Shock, Sarah Moss, Civic Dreamer & Doer, Sarah Moss, Inc.

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Stacey Covington, City of Littleton, CO, Capstone Presenter

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:45  pm Becca Hodge, City of Kansas City, MO, Capstone Presenter

1: 45 pm - 3:00 pm Program Mapping, Chris Fabian and Mike Seman, Co-Founders, ResourceX

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