For the past few months, ALA senior management and unit heads have been hard at work drafting the preliminary FY 2009 budget. Â In preparation for the April Executive Board meetings, I had conference calls on March 31 and April 1 with Keith Fiels and Greg Calloway to review budget preparation to that point.
The remainder of the budget approval process begins on April 10 when the Board’s Finance and Audit Committee will meet to review the preliminary budget. Â The Executive Board will review the budget on April 12. The Board will then give preliminary approval and transmit the budget to BARC for further review. Â BARC will examine it critically on April 14 and 15 and provide the Executive Board with the results of its deliberations at the annual conference. Â Finally, I will present the final recommended FY2009 budget to Council for its approval at annual conference in Anaheim.