During last week’s NCLGBA Conference, UNC School of Government’s Dale Roegnik announced that the School’s financial analysis tool for local governments was being integrated into an online dashboard through the website of the North Carolina State Treasurer. This new online resource was launched this week (click here to visit the page).
The fiscal condition dashboard was developed a few years ago by Dr. Roegnik, along with Dr. William Rivenbark and Dr. Gregory Allison. Prior NCLGBA Conferences have featured workshops on data entry and use of the product. According to Dr. Roenigk, the School will continue to offer programs associated with analysis and application of this effective product.
Excerpt from an announcement on the School of Government website:
The County and Municipal Fiscal Analysis tool provides a systematic approach to financial condition analysis in local government. The web-based dashboard, a collaborative effort between the School of Government and the Department of State Treasurer, enables a search of five years of financial data for North Carolina counties and municipalities, and it provides a comparison with selected peers. This new resource is available without charge or subscription.
Additional excerpt from the North Carolina State Treasurer website:
The web-based dashboard on County and Municipal Fiscal Analysis is the result of a collaborative effort between the Department of State Treasurer and the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Faculty members at the School of Government—William C. Rivenbark, Dale J. Roenigk, and Gregory S. Allison—developed the model to provide a systematic, but manageable, approach to financial condition analysis in local government. Staff members of the Department of State Treasurer’s Information Technology Division created the web-based dashboard. Staff members of the Department of State Treasurer’s State and Local Government Finance Division (Local Government Commission) collected the needed data to populate the dashboard as part of its statutory responsibilities of monitoring financial management practices in North Carolina local government.