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Exclusive Interview with CPBB Co-Founder Chris Fabian and the 2016 Conference

Budgeting in local government today is a prioritized world. Just one week away from the highly anticipated 2016 CPBB Conference, NRC's Angelica Wedell gets the scoop on the conference and the power of priority in this exclusive interview with the Center for Priority Based Budgeting (CPBB) Co-founder Chris Fabian.


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NRC: Why are we so excited to be here, in Denver right now?

Chris Fabian:  Well, we’re a week away from the conference.  I’m a little frazzled but I’m excited to be here with you guys.  It’s going to be our biggest conference to date.  We have some of our best speakers: Zach Markovits from What Works Cities, former mayor of Kansas City Mark Funkhouser from Governing [and many more].  It’s going to be the biggest event that we’ve ever been able to throw for the conference, so we’re really excited.

NRC: Why is priority based budgeting such a big deal?

Chris:  Right now we’re seeing governments truly understand how to take their most precious resources, staff, and reallocate them towards the new programs that really accomplish what their communities desire.  On top of that, we live in an era where data has never been so important.  So being able to have actionable information coming from all variety of resources – including what you provide at NRC - harnessed and leveraged to accomplish the best for our tax payer dollars is what Priority Based Budgeting is all about.  That’s what we’re excited about.

Cheers to that!

National Research Center (NRC) is joining with the Center for Priority Based Budgeting to host a data-focused networking party at Earls on August 2nd.  With snacks, games and giveaways, this event will not be one to miss.  For more information on the 2016 CPBB (Un)Conference, visit www.pbbcenter.org.

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