Kansas Government Finance Officers Association

In response to interest among public finance officers in expanding opportunities for professional development, the Kansas Public Finance Center at Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs began conducting regional workshops on public finance at various locations throughout Kansas.

When the Kansas Government Finance Officers Association (KSGFOA) was established in 2000, the Finance Center was asked to manage and conduct two professional development workshops and a fall conference each year for Association members.  

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17th Annual KSGFOA Fall Professional Conference
Oct. 12-14, 2016
Overland Park, Kan.

Conference Venue
Holiday Inn & Suites West Overland Park | 8787 Reeder St. | Overland Park, Kan. | 66214

The Kansas Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to present a series of workshops for those involved in the financial affairs of municipalities, counties, schools, state agencies, utilities and special authorities. The conference offers a range of topics and the opportunity to network and discuss issues surrounding public finance.



1:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Multi Year Budgeting and Financial Planning
Kari Holwick, Management & Budget Analyst, Johnson County; Matthew Randall, Budget Manager, City of Olathe; Robin Symes, Assistant Budget Manager, Johnson County; Leslie Friedel, Management & Budget Analyst, Johnson County; David Vratny, Management & Budget Analyst, Johnson County

1:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Intermediate Excel Training
Brad Smith, Finance Director, City of Baldwin City

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | TOPGOLF Conference Social Sponsored by PiperJaffray
Meet up with colleagues and acquaintances then kick back before the conference begins. Enjoy dinner and drinks as you challenge your KSGFOA friends to addictive point-scoring golf games that anyone from the hopeful pro golfer to your neighbor's 7-year-old kid can play year-round. Guests welcome. Give it a shot!. Register

& VENDOR FAIR (9 a.m. -  5 p.m.)

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. | REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. | KEYNOTE
The Power of Fun at Work 
Walt Stasinski, Professional Speaker
Do you really enjoy your job? Do you finish the day worn out? It doesn't have to be this way. Yes, you can achieve success and have fun doing it. You will be given practical tools to reduce stress, re-energize yourself, defuse conflict and make your job more fun. As a bonus, humor will help you with your productivity and creativity.

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. | BREAKOUT I
Debt Management to Facilitate Growth
Bernie Hayen, Finance Director, City of Manhattan

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. | BREAKOUT II
Economic/Community Development Success Stories
Hillary Badger, Assistant Finance Director, City of Manhattan; Brandon Kauffman, Finance Director, City of Topeka; Murray McGee, Economic Development/Chamber Director, City of Moundridge and moderated by Bryan Kidney, Finance Director, City of Lawrence

12 Noon | Conference Luncheon
KSGFOA Business Meeting

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | GENERAL SESSION
Future of the Public Finance Office - Recruiting and Retaining Talent
Carrie Cox, Senior Consultant, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.

2:45 - 3:45 p.m. | BREAKOUT III
State Budget Forms - Things to Know with the New Budget Forms
Roger Basinger, State of Kansas Office of the Chief Financial Officer

2:45 - 3:45 p.m. | BREAKOUT IV
Introduction to Investing Public Funds
Brandi Baily, Sedgwick County Finance Office; Keith A. Moyer, Fidelity Bank

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | GENERAL SESSION
KS Legislative Wrap Up
Stuart Little, Stuart Little Governmental Relations

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. | VENDOR RECEPTION
Meet our conference vendors in a laid-back setting and unwind from a day of learning with drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

CONFERENCE (9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. | CONFERENCE BREAKFAST

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. | GENERAL SESSION
Using Data to Tell your Story
Eric Roche, KCMO Performance Management Team

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. | BREAKOUT V
Open Data Stories and Applications
Nickie Lee & Brandon Kauffman, Administrative and Financial Services, City of Topeka

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. | BREAKOUT VI
Current Developments of the Affordable Health Care Act
Scott A. Behrens, Lockton Vice President & ERISA Compliance Attorney

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | GENERAL SESSION
Economic Outlook
Barry Fick, Springsted Inc.

12:30 p.m. | CONFERENCE END

Registration Fees (Prices increase on Sept. 15)

KSGFOA Member Earlybird Rate
Conference: $200
PreConference: $75

NonMember Earlybird Rate
Conference: $250
PreConference: $125

KSGFOA Student Members*
Conference: complimentary
PreConference: complimentary
* KSGFOA Student Members email leslie.garren@wichita.edu for complimenatry registration 

Are you a KSGFOA member? Check by emailing morgan.barnes@wichita.edu.
Regular membership is only $50 and includes discounted conference admission, exclusive access to web content + NEW online KSGFOA communication network. Associate and Student membership also available. Become a member here

Hotel Accommodations 

Holiday Inn & Suites - West Overland Park
8787 Reeder St.
Overland Park, Kan. 66214 (map)

Room Reservations: Call (913) 888-8440

Sponsored By: PiperJaffray & Co., Eastern Kansas Government Finance Officers AssociationColumbia Capital Management, EhlersMoody's Inverstors Service, BKD CPAs & Advisors, George K. Baum & Company,  BS&A Software, Collections Bureau of KansasUS BANK, AGH CPA's & Advisors, BOK Financial, Gilmore Bell P.C., NBH Bank, RSMSpringsted Inc., Stifel Nicolaus and Tyler Technologies 


KSGFOA sponsors

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Paula Downs, Professional Development Manager
Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs 
(316) 978-6678

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