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Annual ResourceX Summit Accelerating Impact through Budget Transformation

The 9th Annual ResourceX Summit is Coming to Denver in 2022!


Accelerating Impact through 21st Century Budget Transformation

To Our ResourceX Summit Attendees:

Without question, this has been a tremendously exciting year for ResourceX. From the migration of onlinepbb to a new and exciting platform to the launch of the game-changing Budgeter toolset to the acceptance of a partnership with Innosphere Ventures, we have been working each day to bring transformational technology to you as fast as we can. And we're not done...

We look forward to sharing with you our extended product roadmap, our exciting plans with our amazing partners, and the unveiling of some fun new things! As always, Summit will be a time to catch up with old friends, get to know new faces, and strengthen the already amazing PBB community. If you've not been to a Summit before, don't miss this one. And if you are a regular Summit attendee... this is one you won't forget. 

Can't wait to see you all in August!

Chris sig 2-1

Co-founder & CEO

Session Guide

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ResourceX has an incredible lineup of leaders who are ACCELERATING IMPACT in their areas of expertise. Over three days, these local government game-changers will engage and inspire attendees on topics such as:

  • Rethinking Budgeting
  • Budgeting for Equity
  • Achieving Climate Ambitions
  • Connecting Resources to Local Needs
  • And so much more!



With so many amazing leaders on hand, speaking and from the PBB Community, these classroom-style sessions will ACCELERATE IMPACT in all areas. Whether you are considering PBB, getting started, or are a seasoned pro, there's one for you:

  • Building Program Data Series
  • Revisiting the Challenges & Promise
  • Build a Functional Climate Action Plan
  • Ideas to Innovations... And more!



We have missed you! The ResourceX Summit has always been a highlight on our calendar to catch up with our community of clients, partners, and friends. We can't wait to see many of you again and meet many of you in person for the first time:

  • Coffee, Breakfast, and Snacks Daily
  • Lunch Daily
  • Wednesday Evening Opening Reception
  • Thursday Evening Awards Celebration


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Earn your Micro-Certification in Priority Based Budgeting
at the ResourceX Annual Summit 

ICMA is offering an on-site, in-person micro-certification opportunity for Priority Based Budgeting from the experts at ResourceX. Earn your PBB micro certificate by learning how to develop and apply transformational data to ACCELERATE IMPACT while immersed in the ResourceX Annual Summit (the largest gathering of Priority Based Budgeting proponents and practitioners in North America)! Woven into the agenda, the fantastic lineup of speakers and session leaders support the coursework ICMA certification participants receive throughout the day, providing a true one-of-a-kind immersive learning experience.

Jane Brautigam, past president of ICMA, former Boulder, CO City Manager, and current ResourceX Board Member, invites you to the 9th Annual ResourceX Summit in the video message below.

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  • Jane Brautigam

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We will highlight exciting speakers and agenda additions on each of our important topics weekly, so stay tuned!

The 9th Annual ResourceX Summit Speakers and Session Leaders

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Budget Transformation
Equity Impact
Climate Action
Resilience and Recovery
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About the ResourceX Summit

Each year ResourceX gathers the PBB community, local government leaders, and partners from our industry who are leading the way and advancing innovation in local government budgeting. This year, we are expanding our impact focus on climate and equity outcomes as the PBB community continues to exhibit leadership in addressing these challenges. We design the summit to engage communication among our attendees and enable data-driven decision-making to accelerate the impact on residents and their communities.

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Bill Peduto
President, Sabean Innovation
Former Mayor, City of Pittsburgh
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

William Peduto was elected to the office of Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh in the General Election on November 5, 2013 and took office in January of 2014. Prior to taking office, he worked for 19 years on Pittsburgh City Council - seven years as a staffer and then twelve years as a Member of Council.

The Peduto administration was committed to modernizing city government and implementing leading practices to provide taxpayers with an efficient, effective, transparent, and more accountable government. Under Peduto’s leadership, the City of Pittsburgh experienced a complete transformation of the city’s procurement process; the reorganization of the Department of Permits, Licenses & Inspections; a commitment to developing long-term maintenance and investment plan for the City’s assets; and technological upgrades including a GPS based Snow Plow Tracker website, 311 Resource Center mobile app, and an interactive street paving website.

In April 2022, Carnegie Mellon University announced that Peduto would join the university’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy as a Distinguished Executive in Residence. His duties include serving as a guest lecturer and co-teaching a course; he will serve through March 2023.  Mayor Peduto has also established Sabean Innovation, Inc., a consulting firm based on transformative industries, organizations, and nonprofits. Serving as president, he works with organizations around the country and world. Sabean's mission is to provide the principles of P4 - people, planet, place & performance - development ideology that the Peduto Administration created, within the ethos of organizations worldwide. 

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Mark Funkhouser

President, Funkhouser & Associates
Former Mayor, Kansas City
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Mark Funkhouser, president of Funkhouser & Associates, is a municipal finance expert who has spent decades in government service. As the mayor of Kansas City during the Great Recession, Mark made the tough choices to put his city on the path to fiscal sustainability. That experience, his long tenure as an auditor and his most recent post as the publisher of Governing magazine have made him a trusted and credible advisor to government officials across the country.

Mark holds a master’s degree in social work from West Virginia University, an M.B.A. from Tennessee State University, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in public administration and urban sociology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

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Anjali Chainani, PhD
Founder & Principal, Anavi Strategies
Thursday, August 11, 2022, and Friday, August 12, 2022

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 Equity in Government for Results for America.  Dr. Chainani teaches at the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government and Widener University’s School of Social Work. Dr. Chainani holds a PhD in Health Policy, and a double master’s in public health and social work.

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Grant Ervin
Director of ESG and Innovation, S&B Construction
Wednesday, August 10, 2022, and Thursday, August 11, 2022

Grant Ervin currently serves as the Director of Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) and Innovation for S&B USA, an infrastructure development firm based in Pittsburgh, PA that specializes in innovative civil construction solutions in the energy, transportation, marine and vehicle electrification spaces. 

Prior to joining S&B USA, Mr. Ervin served as the Chief Resilience Officer and Assistant Director for the Department of City Planning for the City of Pittsburgh. He was one of the first Chief Resilience Officers appointed through the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilience Cities initiative.  His work specialized on advancing sustainable energy systems, electrification of mobility solutions, climate and resilience planning and organizational restructuring of city government to support policy and infrastructure project delivery. Mr. Ervin was also responsible for spearheading the City’s climate diplomacy efforts with international agencies and cities domestically and around the world. Prior to joining the City of Pittsburgh, Grant served as the Regional Director for 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, a statewide sustainable development policy organization; and as Public Policy Manager for Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) - a community based organization serving all of Pittsburgh’s 90 neighborhoods.

Grant serves as a Senior Fellow for ICLEI- USA – Local Governments for Sustainability and as an advisor to climate technology firms Resource X, a provider of climate based budgeting solutions to local governments and institutions and Ursa Leo a build energy modeling firm that leverages gaming and visualization technologies to support facilities de-carbonization efforts. Grant is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Commerce and Manufactures (FRSA). 

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Katie Ludwig
Senior Manager, GFOA
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - Friday, August 12, 2022

Katie Ludwig currently works at the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) as a Senior Manager in the Research and Consulting Center. At GFOA, her work is focused on helping local governments develop policies and procedures and implement systems to improve their efficiency and effectiveness and promote financial sustainability.

Prior to joining GFOA, Katie worked for four and a half years at the Chicago Housing Authority, where she was responsible for the management and operations of the Housing Choice Voucher program. She also worked for the City of Chicago for more than 13 years, serving in a variety of roles in the Office of Budget and Management, the Department of Housing, and the Chicago Public Library. While at the Department of Housing, Katie was responsible for implementing the City’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program, a $170 million federal grant program aimed at putting vacant, foreclosed homes back into productive use.

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Shayne Kavanagh
Senior Manager, Research, GFOA
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - Friday, August 12, 2022

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. 

Most recently, Shayne has contributed to the Rethinking Budgeting Initiative, a collaborative effort between GFOA, ICMA and NLC. This initiative will raise new and interesting ideas for how local government budget systems can be adapted to today’s needs. The hope is that the ideas presented will spur conversation about the possibilities for rethinking budgeting.

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Angie Fyfe
Executive Director, ICLEI USA
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Angie joined ICLEI USA in 2014 as the Director of Resource Efficiency and Renewable Energy. She was promoted to Executive Director on January 1, 2016 and as such is a member of ICLEI’s global senior management team.

Since 1990, ICLEI has built and served a movement of local governments pursuing deep reductions in carbon pollution and tangible improvements in sustainability and resilience. ICLEI is the world’s leading network of over 1,500 cities, towns and metropolises, providing hands-on assistance with technical experts located in 17 global offices.

Angie’s strategic vision for the organization is to create exceptional value for ICLEI local government members, partners, and funders by harnessing the power of the ICLEI network and to build on ICLEI’s unique global role as the focal point for local governments in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

With a focus on climate finance and the implementation of the Paris Agreement, she aims to weave health and equity considerations into ICLEI USA offerings based on her interest in human-centered design.

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Laura Savage
Senior Program Manager, ICMA
Thursday, August 11, 2022, and Friday, August 12, 2022

As a member of ICMA's membership team, Laura cultivates relationships with local government professionals and Chief Equity Officers and supports Executive Board initiatives, and priorities focused on equity, inclusion, and the advancement of the local government profession. Through a commitment to equity and inclusion, the Career and Equity Advancement team works to ensure that its members and the overall profession reflect the diversity of the people they serve and mitigate the effects of bias by continuously evaluating, developing, and promoting programs and initiatives in the areas of service delivery, hiring practices, leadership development, community engagement, and workplace culture.

For example, due to ICMA's action, a 2019 survey revealed a 77% increase in women’s participation in ICMA and a 38% increase in female chief administrative officers. There is still much work to be done, and Laura's efforts are making a tremendous impact.

Laura's role supports ICMA's mission by managing the Equity Officer Institute and serving as liaison with SheLeadsGov Affiliate Partners, Engaging Local Government Leaders, Government Alliance on Race and Equity, CivicPRIDE, and the Assistants and Deputies Advisory Board. She maintains relationships with the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, the Local Government Hispanic Network, and the International Network of Asian Public Administrators. Laura supports Veterans and next-generation initiatives and manages conference sessions and events. 

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Nick Kittle
CEO, Sustainovation
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Nick is a gifted speaker, thought leader, coach and facilitator. He is the author of the best-selling government innovation book Sustainovation: Building Sustainable Innovation in Government, One Wildly Creative Idea at a Time, and spent 15 years pioneering in government, most recently as a Chief Innovation Officer. He has won three national innovation awards and founded one of the first five government innovation offices in the country. During his government career, Nick directed 17 different divisions and developed over 65 unique or first-of-their-kind pilot projects while directly generating $7.8 M in savings and pioneering the concept of Innovation Value

Nick has founded innovation offices in counties and cities in a variety of political climates and geographies across the US, and consulted with cities such as Kansas City, Austin, Sacramento, and San Jose on government innovation. He has written and spoken extensively as a government thought leader and motivator, including pieces for ICMA, National League of Cities, Harvard Government Innovators Network, Alliance for Innovation, Exago, Governing magazine, Government Technology magazine as well as podcasts with StrongTowns, National Research Center, Cartegraph, Bang The Table, Polco and Engaging Local Government Leaders.

Nick is now an inspirational keynote speaker and trains across the country on adapting to change, building SustainovationTM and developing High-Performance operations, including organizational training, strategic facilitation, leadership retreats, process improvement workshops and consulting to fit the clients needs. Nick is a dynamic TEDx speaker (Life 2.0) and government performance and innovation coach from Colorado, delivering a powerful message—and in his main time, he is a father, husband, BBQ champ and avid disc golfer.

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Laura Solano
Chief of Staff, City of Pueblo, Colorado
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Laura Solano serves as the Chief of Staff for the City of Pueblo. In 2019, City government
transitioned to a Strong Mayor and City Council structure through voter approval. Mayor
Gradisar hired Laura as the first Chief of Staff for the City under his leadership. Laura brings to
the position over forty years of service in Federal, State, and local government leadership.
Laura’s career experience includes 18 years of service as a Revenue Agent with the Internal
Revenue Service, Vice President of Learning at Pueblo Community College, Finance Director at the Colorado State Fair and four years as the Colorado Lottery Director. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration and an undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Colorado State University, Pueblo. Laura is a graduate of the Bloomberg Harvard Municipal Leadership program. Most recently in the City, Laura led several special projects; Cities Budgeting for Equity and Recovery and Bloomberg Philanthropies and John Hopkins sponsored Innovation Training. Locally, she has served on several community boards.

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Emily Ferris
Senior Manager, Certification, Results for America
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Emily Ferris is a Senior Manager with the What Works Cities Certification team. Previously, she was the Assistant Director of the Center for Systems and Community Design housed at the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. In this role, she managed a portfolio of research projects focused on improving health outcomes through design thinking and systems science. Prior to that, Emily supported school wellness work at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and taught kindergarten.

A native Pennsylvanian, Emily received her BS in Health Sciences and French from Guilford College and her MPH in Health Policy and Management from Hunter College.

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ResourceX Annual Summit
The Curtis Hotel, Denver, Colorado
Wednesday, August 10 – Friday, August 12
Two session tracks: Wednesday 9am – 5pm, Thursday 9am – 5pm, and Friday 9am – 1pm
Accommodations: Link to room block

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Join ResourceX for the ninth gathering of the Priority Based Budgeting community, local government leaders, and partners from our industry who lead the way and advance innovation in local government budgeting at the 2022 Annual ResourceX Summit. The 2022 conference is expanding our focus to extensively explore climate and equity outcomes. The PBB community continues to exhibit leadership in addressing these challenges through budget transformation.

Connect with the ResourceX team for this three-day conference to learn more about the software solution for Priority Based Budgeting, build a network of budget transformation leaders working to ACCELERATE IMPACT, and have a great time with a fantastic community of local government leaders in beautiful downtown Denver!

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The Curtis Hotel, Denver, Colorado

Wednesday, August 10 – Thursday, August 11
In-person classes: Wednesday 8am – 2pm, Thursday 8am – 12pm

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The budget is one of the most powerful tools for influencing change. By applying data and evidence, and using program-level data and insights as your guide, you can repurpose and reprogram your organization to achieve foundational results, equity, and climate-focused community outcomes, and thrive.

Join ICMA and ResourceX in a two-day workshop that will help you learn how to align your organization’s budget process as you earn an ICMA micro-certificate in Priority-Based Budgeting.

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This program is designed to impart:

    • An understanding of program data development and application.
      Knowledge of the purpose and skill development needed to create a program data platform for your organization.
      An introduction to the ResourceX Four Levels of Mastery to make the most of program data.
      Practical exercises and best practices for applying program data to achieve the ResourceX Four Levels of Mastery.
      Materials to practice and apply a program budgeting methodology.
      An introduction to the OnlinePBB platform and data to evaluate and practice new skills.

Chris Fabian, CEO, ResourceX. With over a decade of facilitation, instructional design, and consulting experience, Chris Fabian brings impactful budget learning approaches designed for the unique needs and challenges of local government professionals.

Brad Steckart, Outreach and Engagement Advisor, ResourceX. As a former Budget Manager in Washington County, WI and PBB Implementer, Brad understands all aspects of the PBB implementation. His innovative work with PBB in Washington County initiated a Fiscal Endurance program built as his capstone project during his PBB leadership training.