Small Government Forum (SGF) Resource Round Table

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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 provide an update on their activities in 2020, and a preview on what is 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 round tables will 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.

Speakers

Jennifer Signs

Jennifer Signs

Finance Manager/Treasurer, Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District, WA

Matthew D. Trine

Matthew D. Trine

Assistant City Manager and Finance Risk Management Director, City of Rockledge

Norman Eckstein

Norman Eckstein

Chief Financial Officer & Tax Collector, Township of Boonton, NJ

Jimmy Forbis, CPFO

Jimmy Forbis, CPFO

City Administrator, City of Gilroy, CA

Cynthia Berry, Ph.D.

Cynthia Berry, Ph.D.

Chief Organizational Development Consultant, Berry Organizational and Leadership Development LLC

Noel Graczyk

Noel Graczyk

Administrative Services Director, City of Chaska, MN