Small governments provide unique experiences for finance officers, often requiring them to wear multiple hats and balance scarce resources with limited financial capacity. The proximity between finance officers and the residents they serve is also typically less within small communities than larger communities, making things like public trust, transparency and open communication critical. For this event, the Small Government Forum will be providing an update on their activities in 2020, and a preview on what’s to come in 2021. This will be followed directly by three concurrent roundtable discussions on Debt Issuance, Managing Economic Development Projects, and Staff Development within small governments. These resource roundtables will to allow public finance officers working in small governments to ask questions, hear from their colleagues, and share their experiences and resources they’ve used in the past.
Finance Director, City of Monte Vista, CO
Matthew D. Trine
Assistant City Manager and Finance Risk Management Director, City of Rockledge
Chief Financial Officer & Tax Collector, Township of Boonton, NJ
Jimmy Forbis, CPFO
City Administrator, City of Gilroy, CA
Cynthia Berry, Ph.D.
Chief Organizational Development Consultant, Berry Organizational and Leadership Development LLC
Administrative Services Director, City of Chaska, MN