Conference Sessions

Conference Sessions

Conference sessions for the 110th GFOA annual conference are listed below. GFOA sessions will feature public-sector practitioners discussing best practices, lessons learned, or innovative approaches to meeting challenges faced by governments across the United States and Canada. 

Specific times for each session along with session agendas, speakers, and handouts will be posted as the information becomes available.  All sessions will take place May 22-25, 2016 at the Metropolitan Toronto Convention Centre.  Concurrent sessions start on Sunday, May 22 at 1:30 PM.  Sessions are scheduled all day on Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24.  The conference sessions conclude on Wednesday, May 25 at 12:10 PM. GFOA also offers preconference sessions on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21.

Note: The session program listed is tentative and subject to change.  For any additional questions, please contact Mike Mucha.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:20pm
Room: 
206 N
Moderator
Financial Services Manager/Budget Officer
City of Champaign, IL
Speaker
Finance & Central Services Division Manager
Anoka County, MN
Speaker
Finance Director
Montgomery County Government
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:20pm
Room: 
Constitution 105 N
Moderator
Chief Financial Officer
Virginia Retirement System
Speaker
Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Chief of Staff
Arizona PSPRS Trust
Speaker
Chief Executive Officer
Institutional Limited Partners Association
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:20pm
Room: 
717
Moderator
Director of Finance
Road Commission of Oakland County
Speaker
Visiting Scholar
Stanford Global Projects Center
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:20pm
Room: 
Constitution 106 N
Moderator
Assistant Finance Director
City of San Antonio, TX
Speaker
Director of Research and Technical Activities
Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Speaker
Interim Director of Statewide Reporting
State of Vermont
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:20pm
Room: 
Constitution 107 N
Moderator
Division Manager, Financial Services
City of Austin
Speaker
Government Innovation Consultant
Sarasota, FL.
Speaker
Co-Founder
OpenCheck, LLC
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 2:40pm to 3:30pm
Room: 
Constitution 107 N
Moderator
Budget and Program Evaluation Manager
City of Madison
Speaker
Deputy Finance Director
City of Redmond
Speaker
Executive Director
ProbabilityManagement.org
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 2:40pm to 3:30pm
Room: 
Constitution 106 N
Moderator/Speaker
City Manager
City of Manassas
Speaker
Business Manager/Board Secretary
Upper Moreland School District
Speaker
Assistant Superintendent Finance and Operations
Bellingham Public Schools # 501
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 2:40pm to 3:30pm
Room: 
206 N
Moderator/Speaker
Director of Finance
City of Pataskala
Speaker
Chief Financial Officer/Director of Administrative Services
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 2:40pm to 3:30pm
Room: 
718 A
Moderator
Director
GFOA
Speaker
Director of Governmental Affairs
National Association Bond Lawyers (NABL)
Speaker
Executive Director
National Association of Municipal Advisors (NAMA)
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 2:40pm to 3:30pm
Room: 
717
Moderator
Business Manager, Little Thompson Water District
President, Colorado Government Finance Officers Association
Speaker
Deputy General Manager
Eastern Municipal Water District
Speaker
Director of Strategic Programs
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District
Speaker
Deputy CFO
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 2:40pm to 3:30pm
Room: 
Constitution 105 N
Moderator
Assistant Chief Financial Officer
City of Bowling Green
Speaker
Partner
RubinBrown, LLP
Speaker
Chief Financial Officer
Illinois Finance Authority
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 3:50pm to 4:40pm
Room: 
206 N
Moderator
Assistant Finance Director
City of Edmond, OK
Speaker
Gehring Group
Palm Beach Gardens
Speaker
Assistant City Manager
City of Delray Beach
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 3:50pm to 4:40pm
Room: 
Constitution 107 N
Moderator
Deputy Director of Finance
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Speaker
Tax Collector
City and County of San Francisco
Speaker
Deputy Chief Financial Officer
City of Austin, Texas
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 3:50pm to 4:40pm
Room: 
718 A
Moderator
Executive Director
National Association of Municipal Advisors (NAMA)
Speaker
Deputy Treasurer - Debt Management
State of Washington
Speaker
Finance Director
City of Lawrence, KS
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 3:50pm to 4:40pm
Room: 
Constitution 106 N
Moderator
Assistant Audit Manager
Washington State Auditor's Office
Speaker
President & CEO
Bronner Group, LLC
Speaker
Senior Director
RSM US LLP
Speaker
Audit Director
Port of Los Angeles
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 3:50pm to 4:40pm
Room: 
717
Moderator
Assistant County Manager
Chatham County
Speaker
Director
Pierce County Budget and Finance Department
Speaker
Executive Director
Center for Digital Government
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 3:50pm to 4:40pm
Room: 
Constitution 105 N
Moderator
Deputy Director of Finance
Howard County Government
Speaker
Finance Director
Wake County
Speaker
Assistant City Manager/COO
City of Weston
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 8:30am to 10:10am
Room: 
Hall F-G
Speaker
Councillor
City of Toronto
Speaker
City Manager
City of Burnsville, Minnesota
Speaker

President's Address -

Heather A. Johnston, City Manager, City of Burnsville, MN

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Room: 
717
Moderator
Deputy Finance Director
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Speaker
Chief Innovation Officer
City of Riverside
Speaker
Senior Manager
McKonly & Asbury, LLP
Speaker
Senior Manager
Plante & Moran, PLLC
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Room: 
206 N
Speaker
Assistant General Manager – Business Services
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District
Speaker
Chief Financial Officer
Hillsborough Regional Transit Authority
Speaker
Director of Finance
City of Nanaimo, BC
Moderator
Chief Financial Officer
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Room: 
Constitution 105 N
Moderator
Assistant City Manager/CFO
City of Weston, FL
Speaker
Co-founder, COO
Three+One Advisors
Speaker
Finance Business Process Consultant
DeKalb County, GA
Speaker
Director of Sales
Grant Street Group
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Room: 
718 A
Moderator
Chief Financial Officer
DC Water & Sewer Authority
Speaker
Managing Director
The PFM Group
Speaker
Chair
Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB)
Speaker
Managing Director
Standard & Poor's
Speaker
Director
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Room: 
Hall F-G
Moderator
Director of Finance/Treasurer
City of Brookfield, WI
Speaker
Executive Director
National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers (NASACT)
Speaker
Director
Technical Services Center, GFOA
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 12:10pm to 2:20pm
Room: 
701 A
Moderator
Senior Manager
GFOA
Speaker
Chief Financial Officer
Portland Public Schools
Speaker
Executive Director - Budget
Atlanta Public Schools
Speaker
Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer
Dayton City School District, Dayton, OH
Speaker
Business Manager/Board Secretary
Upper Moreland School District

Learn how school districts across the country are utilizing GFOA’s Best Practices in School Budgeting to improve their budget process by district-wide collaboration and better alignment of resources.

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:20pm
Room: 
Constitution 105 N
Moderator
City Administrator
Mequon, Wisconsin
Moderator/Speaker
Assistant City Manager
City of Georgetown, TX
Speaker
Principal
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