Bryan Kidney has spent over 25 years working for local communities filling multiple roles such as Municipal Advisor, Assistant Director, and Finance Director. Mr. Kidney began his career as an auditor for a CPA firm where he worked on municipal audits. He then entered the exciting world of municipal finance for a series of four municipalities starting as a County Administrator and then Finance Director. Mr. Kidney then worked as an independent Municipal Advisor with Springsted Incorporated assisting clients with debt financing, economic development projects, and strategic planning. As an economic development advisor, he assisted communities in all aspects of economic development and created innovative policies and specific strategies to help them achieve their goals. Mr. Kidney then returned to the joy of leading a finance department and is the current Finance and Administration Director of Independence, Missouri. During his career, he has served on the board of Directors for numerous non-profit organizations ranging in size. He has been very involved in several professional organizations including the Government Finance Officers Association, where he has served in numerous roles and is currently on the National GFOA Committee on Governmental Debt Management.