Topic: What's Going on at Dallas City Hall
Ms. Reich will provide an overview of important activities at city hall, including information and insights on a number of important issues in Dallas such as the Dallas Police and Fire Pension, the new budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1 and associated new programs and services, the financial condition of the city, fiscal sustainability efforts, and key operational initiatives (such as reorganizations, human services and poverty initiatives, and efforts to improve equity around the city). This will be followed by an open Q&A.
Elizabeth Reich is the City of Dallas' Chief Financial Officer. She is accountable for financial policy and operations, with an annual budget of over $3 billion. Elizabeth provides executive leadership for the budget, procurement, risk management, accounting, investments, and managing some Federal grant funds. In addition, Elizabeth was instrumental in brokering a pension compromise that saved the Dallas Police and Fire Pension after years of mismanagement, risky investments, and expansions of already generous features. She is a graduate of American University (BA and MPA) as well as numerous executive education courses including several at Harvard's Kennedy School.