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Tom Bakaly, Beach Cities Health District

District Best Practice Session #1: Priority Based Budgeting

Thursday, September 14

10:45 - 11:45 AM

Alpine Ballroom

This session will discuss a process used to understand community values and develop your budget accordingly with those values while providing flexibility to meet the community’s changing needs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the difference between board & leadership buy-in vs. bias.
  • Understanding the difference between transparency & collaboration performance metrics vs. measurable outcomes.
  • Discuss efficiencies with program alignment & community buy-in.
  • Provide insight into staff buy-in and collaborative participation.

Presented by Tom Bakaly, Chief Executive Officer, Beach Cities Health District

Tom Bakaly, Chief Executive Officer

Tom Bakaly is the Chief Executive Officer of Beach Cities Health District (BCHD), where he has served since November 2016. In his role, Bakaly provides strategic leadership and direction to all functions of one of the nation’s largest preventative health agencies and manages $90 million in assets, 170 employees, and 1,000 volunteers. Before joining BCHD, Bakaly was the City Manager of Hermosa Beach, where he was entrusted with managing the municipality’s $40 million budget and 135 employees. Bakaly is a graduate of the University of Southern California, earning a master’s degree in public administration specializing in public financial management.

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