(Chicago, Illinois -October 6, 2020) Governmental entities have been using debt for more than 200 years to fund public infrastructure, such as government buildings, water distribution systems, schools, police stations, and many other projects that require significant capital investment. Before issuing debt, a government needs to consider many factors including the most current information of current federal legislation and regulations. The Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) multi-day virtual session provides an opportunity to hear first-hand from key leaders in Washington, D.C., and participate in dialogue with issuer peers.
WHAT: MiniMuni: Best Practices and Current Topics in the Municipal Market for Issuers
WHEN: October 19‒21, 2020
Day 1 – 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Day 2 – 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Day 3 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Eastern)
Emily S. Brock, Director, Federal Liaison Center, GFOA
Michael Decker, Vice President of Examinations, American Institute of CPAs
David Erdman, Capital Finance Director, State of Wisconsin
Manju Ganeruwala, State Treasurer, Commonwealth of Virginia
Nicole Griffith, CPFO, Howard County ‒ Department of Finance
Mark Kim, CEO, MSRB
Stacey C. Lewis, Partner, Pacifica Law Group
Lisa Washburn, Chief Credit Officer and Managing Director, MMA
Ben Watkins, Director, State of Florida ‒ Division of Bond Finance
Natalie Cohen, President, National Municipal Research, Inc.
Tim Ewell, Chief Assistant County Administrator, County of Contra Costa, California
Jessica Giroux, Director of Governmental Affairs, NABL
Tracy Gordon, Senior Fellow, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Kent Hiteshew, Deputy Associate Director, Federal Reserve – Division of Financial Stability
Tom Kozlik, Head of Strategy and Credit, HilltopSecurities
Melissa Moye, Director, U.S. Department of the Treasury – Office of State and Local Finances
Arlene Bohner, Head of U.S. Public Finance, Fitch Ratings
Karen Daly, Senior Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Kathy Kardell, Senior Debt Administrator, Office of Budget & Finance, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Jane Ridley, Senior Director& Sector Leader, S&P Global
WHERE: e-Learning course on GFOA’s learning management system
Finance officers responsible for issuing Municipal debt are encouraged to attend. Nine Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits are obtainable with participation.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the event at the platinum, gold, and silver levels. For details and a pledge form, go to gfoa.org/events/minimuni-2020. If you have questions about sponsorship, contact Mehreen Haroon.
For more information about GFOA’s 2nd Annual MiniMuni Conference, or for information about GFOA’s Washington, D.C., activities, visit gfoa.org, e-mail Emily Swenson Brock, Director, Federal Liaison Center, or call 312/977-9700.
To register as complimentary press for the event, e-mail Natalie Laudadio.
- Publication date: October 2020