Fort Wayne City, Indiana

CommuniTIES: Remaining resilient amid the pandemic: a utility’s successful approach to strategic and financial planning

Welcome to CommuniTIES, the Baker Tilly podcast series where we speak with public sector leaders from across the firm about practical guidance to help governmental entities protect and enhance their value.

In this episode, we sit down virtually with CFO of Fort Wayne City Utilities, Justin Brugger, to discuss how the city’s successful approach to strategic planning and financial management has allowed the utility to remain resilient amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

A focus on human capital, technology, affordability and cost management, budgeting, rate planning and economic development has helped Fort Wayne continue to operative effectively during the pandemic and achieve the utility’s mission. Listen to our podcast to gain insight into Fort Wayne’s leading practices that have contributed to the city’s success.

Meet the host: 

Jeffrey Rowe, CPA, Partner, Baker Tilly

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How prepared is your utility to reopen, recover and reset from the pandemic?

The Baker Tilly Public Sector COVID-19 Recovery Assessment tool can help state and local government, utility and school district leaders assess the current impact of the coronavirus crisis on your entity and community, understand your level of preparedness for recovery in a possibly permanently altered environment and identify potential risks your entity may need to mitigate.

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Resource center

Baker Tilly understands public sector organizations and how an unplanned event such as the COVID-19 outbreak can affect your entity and community. Visit our  Coronavirus Resource Center  for state and local governments for additional tools and advice.

For more information on this topic, or to learn how Baker Tilly public sector specialists can help,  contact our team.

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