About NASBO – Advancing State Budget Practices

NASBO advances state budget practices through research, policy analysis, education, and knowledge sharing among its members.

For over 70 years, the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) has been the professional membership organization for state budget and finance officers. As the chief financial advisors to our nation’s governors, NASBO members are influential decision makers in state government. They guide their states in analysis of budget options and formation of sound public policy.

NASBO exists to support its members in their critical job functions by:

  • Providing information and training on critical state fiscal issues and budget processes
  • Responding to member research inquiries on topics impacting states and their budgets
  • Organizing national meetings where members can discuss critical issues and share best practices 

NASBO Mission

  • Improve the quality and availability of information to state budget offices
  • Provide opportunities to share practices across states
  • Provide training and research information through publications and seminars
  • Works with and assists state groups, such as the National Governors Association, in the development and implementation of policy positions on state fiscal issues 

What We Do

We provide a range of publications, services, and knowledge-sharing opportunities for our members and others interested in state finance issues.

Research and

NASBO provides state fiscal data, analysis, and up-to-date policy news through a variety of print and electronic publications. NASBO publications



With three major national meetings each year, we provide opportunities for members to focus on policy issues, intergovernmental issues, and economic trends; meet colleagues from other states; and exchange ideas and promising practices. NASBO meetings

Education and


NASBO provides professional development seminars for new and experienced state budget analysts. Training is provided at national conferences and through webinars and online self-guided training modules. NASBO Budget Analyst Training (login required)



We promote the exchange of ideas between states by providing information to members when they need it. We can answer questions about practices in other states, policy analysis, and federal actions that impact state finance.   
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NASBO monitors and communicates federal policy and its implications on state budgeting; provides information and training on state budgeting issues; and provides analysis of state fiscal and economic conditions. NASBO works with and assists other state associations and groups on important policy issues related to state finances. Budget Topic

Awards for
Excellent Service


NASBO recognizes exceptional contributions and performance of both state budget office executives and Associate members with annual awards and also bestows life and honorary memberships to former state budget staff members. Member Awards; Listing of Life Members

How We Are Structured

NASBO is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization located in Washington, D.C. For many years, all 50 states and territories have paid dues to support an effective membership and governance structure.  All state budget office employees are members of NASBO.

Primary Members

Each state or territory may designate three to five members from the budget office. Members are often the directors of state finance departments, the states’ chief budget officers, and their deputies.

Associate Members

All staff members in NASBO-member budget offices are Associate members. We design our meetings specifically to benefit associate members, as well as involve them in projects and surveys.


NASBO’s Executive Committee is our policy-making body. The Executive Committee consists of the President, the Immediate Past President, the President-Elect, four Standing Committee Chairs, four Regional Directors, two Members-at-Large, and up to two Special Committee Chairs.

Member state budget offices are grouped into four regions: Eastern, Midwestern, Southern, and Western. One representative from each region serves on the association’s Executive Committee.

NASBO is an independent organization affiliated with the National Governors Association.