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Christopher Morrill

MEMBER SINCE: 2018

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History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
Start
End
Executive Director/CEO
Government Finance Officers Association of the United States & Canada
2017
N/A
City Manager
City of Roanoke, VA
2010
2017
Assistant City Manager
City of Savannah, GA
2001
2010
Senior Municipal Finance Advisor to South African National Treasury
Research Triangle Institute
1999
2001
Fellow
Kellogg National Leadership Program
1997
2000
Research & Budget Director
City of Savannah, GA
1994
1999
US Peace Corps Volunteer
Ukraine 1
US Peace Corps
1992
1994
Research & Budget Director
City of Savannah, GA
1990
1992
Senior Management Analyst
City of Savannah, GA
1988
1990
Senior Budget Analyst
Catawba County, NC
1986
1988
Downtown Project Manager
City of Lynn, MA
1984
1985
Primary Policy Areas

Banking/Financial Regulation, Budget, Government Operations/Innovation, Infrastructure, International Aid And Development, Pensions, Taxes, Urban Affairs

Primary Sector of Expertise

Local

Primary Functions

Budgeting and Finance, Human Capital

Management Matters Podcast

Grand Challenge: Advance the Nation's Fiscal Health

Fiscally Healthy Communities with Chris Morrill

Season: 1 Episode:23 | September 21, 2020

Show Notes:

In this episode, we welcome Chris Morrill, Executive Director and CEO of The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and Academy Fellow, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on state and local budgets, especially in relation to school districts and revenue management, lessons learned during the 2008 fiscal crisis from his previous work in Savannah, GA and Roanoke, VA, and the modernization of budgeting.

With Chris Morill, Executive Director and CEO of Government Finance Officer's Association of the United States and Canada

Topics Include:

  • The mission of the GFOA
  • School district finances
  • Grading today's national fiscal health from the GFOA perspective
  • Lessons learned from the 2008 financial crisis
  • Measures to counter the loss of revenue for state and local governments
  • Conversations with communities on appropriate trade-offs in budgetary spending
  • Tools to help budget officers during COVID-19
  • Measuring the equity impact of the budget
  • Advice for budget officers moving forward

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