MemberLearn Online Courses

Finance: The Budgeting Process

Primary audienceSmall City Center

City clerks, treasurers

Course time

20 minutes

This course designed specifically for small cities provides an overview of the budgeting process, publication requirements and dates, deliverables for county and state officials, and best practices for communicating the budget to the council and the public.

By completing this course, you will:

  • Learn publication requirements and dates.
  • Understand how to provide deliverables for county and state officials.
  • Get best practices for documentation as a form of communication to the council and the public.

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Subject matter expert

Lisa Sova, Assistant Finance Director — Outreach, League of Minnesota Cities.


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This free course is only available to League of Minnesota Cities members and is included as part of your city’s LMC membership.


After you initially access this MemberLearn course you’re able to access it again at any time and it will not expire — so you can learn at your own pace and review the material as much as you’d like.