Scott Lazenby's avocation is writing, but in his day job he serves as the city manager for a town in Oregon. He also teaches public administration as an adjunct professor for Portland State University. He has a BA in physics from Reed College, an MS in public management & policy from Carnegie-Mellon University, and a PhD in public administration & policy from the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State.
Lazenby was born in Delhi, India, and has lived in Algiers, Geneva, Hong Kong, and Sydney. He and his wife Sandy have lived in Oregon for the past twenty years.
The Human Side of Budgeting approaches the budget from a local government management point of view, and makes the case that traditional budget systems work against almost everything we know about good management.