Friday, September 7, 2012

Roanoke City’s Budget for Outcomes wins Governor’s Technology Award

City Manager Chris Morrill

The City of Roanoke’s “Budget for Outcomes” is the winner in the category of “Innovative Use of Technology in Local Government.” City manager Chris Morrill  brought the improved budget process to Roanoke when he began his tenure as Roanoke’s city manager in 2010.

Winners were determined by a distinguished panel of government information technology (IT) experts. For 16 years, the Governor’s Technology Awards program has recognized public sector IT projects that have improved government service delivery and efficiency. A record number of entries were received for judges’ consideration this year.

 As summarized by the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium:

During FY 2011-12 the City first implemented a budgeting process known as Budgeting For Outcomes; in FY12-13 the City of Roanoke completed the transformation to the Budget Development process. This model operates with funding allocations based on priorities as focus areas as set by City Council and with collaboration with citizens, local business partners as well as City employees from all levels of the organization. A software application needed to be written and adopted by the organization in order to support this budgeting process. Budgeting for Outcomes (BFO) is a comprehensive enterprise system focused on using outcome-driven results for developing and prioritizing funding requests. The BFO system is a custom app, designed and developed by the City of Roanoke’s Department of Technology E-gov team. The .NET system provides business intelligence capability for analyzing budgetary data and overall organizational performance metrics.

Posted By Valerie Garner

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