Despite Increasingly Formal Financial Management, Relatively Few Michigan Local Governments Have Adopted Recommended Policies

11 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2014

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Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Michael Crawford

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Thomas M. Ivacko

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Date Written: December 18, 2014

Abstract

This report presents findings on the presence and use of formal financial planning and management policies in Michigan local jurisdictions, based on statewide surveys of local government leaders in the Spring 2014 wave of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS). The survey asked a series of questions about policies that are recommended in order to foster best practices in financial management according to the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), a leading non-profit organization that promotes professional management of governments.

Keywords: Local government, financial policies

Suggested Citation

Horner, Debra and Crawford, Michael and Ivacko, Thomas M., Despite Increasingly Formal Financial Management, Relatively Few Michigan Local Governments Have Adopted Recommended Policies (December 18, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2540183 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2540183

Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

Michael Crawford

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

Thomas M. Ivacko (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

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