The 2021 ResourceX Priority Based Budgeting Summit

September 22-24, 2021


The ResourceX team has three days of
exciting content driven by the awareness that

Programs Are a
Vehicle for Change

Join us for an exploration into how we're pushing the boundaries to improve the experience of our PBB communities

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Your Summit Experience Will Include

  • Access to 3 Days of Exciting Content
  • Access to All Recorded Sessions
  • An Opportunity to Interact with the PBB Community and Partners

  • A Copy of Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities
  • A 2021 ResourceX Summit Hat

Beginning with our commitment to build a more resilient city and through strategic partnerships over the years, Pittsburgh was able to identify $41M in spending that has been repurposed to meet our sustainability goals. A new model of Priority Based Budgeting for cities.

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Bill Peduto
Mayor | City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


All Registrations include live sessions and exlcusive access to recordings

Day 1: September 22, 2021

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ResourceX is Doing Budgeting Differently

We're kicking off the 2021 Summit with ResourceX CEO Chris Fabian
9:00 am - 11:00 am MT

The past 18 months have been a challenge, to say the least. But as they say, "Necessity is the mother of invention," and from the hardships come knowledge and experience. Join Chris as he shares the ResourceX vision for Priority Based Budgeting as a Vehicle for Change, announces the game-changing new OnlinePBB Budgeter, and debuts the sleeker OnlinePBB user interface. Learn more here.

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Celebrating PBB Mastery

The ResourceXcellence Awards
11:15 pm - 12:15 pm MT

We love to celebrate the successes of those in our PBB Community. Come hear how your peers have put their program data to use to achieve mastery in:

  • Communication, Accessibility and Accountability
  • Resource Reallocation and Maximization
  • Leveraging All of Your Community's Resources
  • Fueling Resources Towards the Results of Tomorrow
The road to recovery (1)


The American Rescue Plan

Finding the Road to Recovery
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm MT

Join ResourceX and ICMA, for a presentation on best practices, guidance and tools to support municipalities as they work to put the American Rescue Plan Act resources to the best use possible in their communities. Learn more here

Chris Fabian, Co-Founder and CEO, ResourceX
Elizabeth Keller, Director of Public Policy and Disaster Recovery Program, ICMA 
Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene, Principals, Barrett and Greene, Inc.
Mark Funkhouser, President, Funkhouser and Associates
Nick Kittle, CEO, Sustainovation

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Priority Based Budgeting has changed the culture here in Washington County and it has really set the stage for the future. What we have done since 2015 is really made people think about "why." Why do we do the work we do? Who do we serve? And, how do we do it? That has transformed the way we think, do business, and serve our people.

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Josh Schoemann
County Administrator | Washington County, Wisconsin

Day 2: September 23, 2021

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Celebrating Financial Foundations in Our PBB Community

Moderated by Katie Ludwig, Senior Manager, Research and Consulting, GFOA
9:00 am - 11:00 am MT

Katie's work at GFOA focuses on helping local governments develop policies and procedures and implement systems to improve their efficiency and effectiveness and promote financial sustainability. Her work with Shayne Kavanagh and the Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities Framework has been a focus for the ResourceX team, and we strive to support our clients and help them pursue PBB Mastery. The Financial Foundations Framework is organized into five pillars. Each pillar includes different leadership strategies and/or institutional design principles. Each of the panelists represents a PBB Community that exemplifies these elements of leadership. Read more about the session and panelists here

Advancy Equity Summit


Advancing Equity Using Data and Evidence
Progress, Lessons Learned, and Challenges

Moderated by Dr. Anjali Chainani, Senior Advisor, Results for America, CBER
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm MT

Dr. Anjali Chainani has worked in the local government and non-profit industries for over 20 years, gaining experience in evidence-informed policymaking, municipal budgeting and finance, applied behavioral insights research, and strategic change management. 

Dr. Chainani served as the policy director for the Mayor's Office in the City of Philadelphia from 2016 -2020 and previously worked as a Philadelphia City Council staffer for 10 years. As a seasoned local government leader, Dr. Chainani is passionate about advancing the practical use of data and public sector innovation and has been recognized as a local government innovator after establishing the GovLabPHL initiative in the City of Philadelphia, and as a co-founder of the Philadelphia Behavioral Science Initiative. She brings forth a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates social work, and public health, behavioral insights, and racial equity.

 Dr. Chainani now manages her own social impact consulting firm, Anavi Strategies, based out of Philadelphia, PA and serves as a Senior Advisor for Results for America, leading the City Budgeting for Equity and Recovery program.  Anjali holds a PhD in Health Policy, and a double master’s in public health and social work.

Learn more about this session here

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The economic circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic presented numerous budget challenges, but the City was fortunate to already have the PBB data available to help make difficult budget decisions. The opportunities defined in the PBB Blueprint were made the primary means of justifying budget changes and requests by departments.

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Mark Relph
City Manager | City of Littleton, Colorado

Day 3: September 24, 2021

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Creating a Shared Programmatic Language

How Programs Aid Your Success
9:00 am - 12:00 pm MT

This session will be an opportunity to explore the purpose and potential of the program and to experience the enhanced OnlinePBB tools. Understand how the program serves as a vessel for your organization's most vital data and enables a pathway to positive change.

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Tying Your Budget to Your Community's Values

Data > Insights > Action
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm MT

As you build data around your programs, you determine which programs are most aligned with the mission and vision of your community. Draw upon your organization's expertise to help determine the future of your programs and put those ideas into action!

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I can’t get enough of our Priority Based Budgeting. Maybe a bit dorky, but just you wait. You’ll be hooked, too. Duluth is the first city in the state to adopt this staff and community-driven budgeting practice. What’s exciting is that for the first time ever we know exactly what each city service we provide costs! Budgets represent our values and priorities in numbers, and now we can more precisely ensure they align.

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Emily Larson
Mayor | City of Duluth, Minnesota

OnlinePBB Budgeter Overview

What is Priority Based Budgeting?

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