Gordon Mann is a Managing Director in PFM’s Management and Budget Consulting practice where he has worked extensively to help cities in Ohio and elsewhere overcome the operational and financial challenges that push budgets out of balance.
Gordon is particularly active in budget management and multi-year financial planning engagements where governments balance revenues against expenditures in a way that supports operations and advances policy goals. Through these multi-faceted engagements, he has provided guidance on workforce management strategies to control costs and improve efficiency; reviewed tax and fee collection and generation policies and practices; and conducted performance reviews for public safety, public works and administrative departments. He conducted an operational review for the City of Columbus Financial department and co-authored the recently released Ohio Mayors Alliance report on how work-from-home practices will impact municipal income tax collections for cities across the state. He has led budgeting and multi-year planning engagements for the Cities of Springfield, Parma and Sandusky and led seminars on these subjects for the Ohio Government Finance Officers Association.
Gordon is also active in the firm’s work with counties and cities that are facing financial stress. He served as a senior member of the state-appointed oversight team for the City of Pittsburgh, which successfully exited Pennsylvania’s oversight program in 2018, and has been the led the firm’s oversight work in the City of Reading since 2010. Along with his government experience, Gordon has more than 20 years of experience in sports journalism, including contributing to print, video and radio coverage of several NCAA national championship events.