Fiscally Ready Communities

MSU Extension and the Michigan Department of Treasury are providing a joint training on best practices for fiscal and operational planning for Michigan communities.

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Fiscally-Ready-Communities---WEBMichigan State University Extension and the Michigan Department of Treasury have teamed to host 10 free half-day trainings for those charged with fostering fiscally healthy, vibrant communities that help individuals, families and business thrive. The trainings will be offered throughout the state and cover the fundamental best practices for fiscal and operational planning.

MSU Extension and Treasury will provide guidelines outlining strong policies and procedures that each local government can implement. These guides include a checklist to track which policies your local government has in place, what you are working on, and future next steps. 

Why You Should Attend

Michigan communities have experienced fiscal instability for a number of reasons. This training will help local units prepare for these challenges through fiscally sustainable best practices. 

The foundation for fiscal stability is a well-educated team and a strong governance structure to support community needs, both now and into the future. Financial planning assists a local government with providing key services such as public safety, quality of life, and economic development. These are the principles for creating and sustaining a vibrant community. 

Additionally, this training will assist both elected and appointed local officials with creating a dynamic budget process that supports essential investments while addressing current and future challenges. 

Who Should Attend?

  • Local Elected Officials - board and council members, mayors, supervisors, trustees, clerks, etc.
  • Local Appointed Officials  - managers, administrators, financial officers, business officers, etc. 

 Where and When?

For information on dates and locations, as well as registration for this FREE program, visit

For more information contact: Eric Walcott by email at or phone at 517-353-9106. 


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