The Center for Priority Based Budgeting (CPBB) utilizes a priority-based budgeting process developed by founder, Chris Fabian, to assist local governments, school districts and other organizations in assessing programmatic and service priorities in order to inform funding decisions. A collaborative process, PBB ultimately helps organizations to connect their resources to their community’s priorities. The CPBB has worked with over 150 cities, towns and communities across the United States and Canada in implementing priority-based budgeting practices demonstrating that their processes and tools are replicable and work across scales. Since its founding, Priority Based Budgeting has become a recognized “best practice” by the following professional associations: the City/County Managers - the International City/County Management Association (ICMA); Government Finance Officers – the Government Finance Officer’s Association (GFOA, Elected Officials – the National League of Cities (NLC); and Innovation in Public Administration – the Alliance for Innovation.
With 17 offices located around the world, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is the leading global network of over 1,500 cities, towns and regions across 111 countries that are committed to building a sustainable future. Based on collaboration and shared learning, ICLEI develops and shares methods, tools and protocols on sustainability topics ranging from local climate action planning, to resilience planning to urban biodiversity management (amongst others). ICLEI USA has worked with local governments to build capacity and to develop and implement a broad range of programs focused on city sustainability that are specific to each city’s needs and existing conditions, several of which have been replicated across the US.