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 and conferences on public finance at various locations throughout Kansas.

To enhance services, expand membership and increase professional development opportunities, the KSGFOA has partnered with Wichita State University’s (WSU) Public Policy and Management Center at the Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs to provide membership development and operational support for the association. In addition to membership development, WSU staff will provide board support, marketing assistance, and financial management support to the association.

Learn more about Kansas Government Finance Officers Association here.

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18th Annual KSGFOA Fall Professional Conference
October 11-13, 2017

Olathe, Kansas

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Embassy Suites Olathe | 10401 S. Ridgeview Rd | Olathe, Kansas | 66061

The Kansas Government Finance Officers Association presents an annual 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.

Click here to register for the 2017 KSGFOA Conference

Conference Agenda (subject to updates)

Wednesday, October 11 (pre-conference)

1:30 - 4:30 pm      Pre-conference Session: Secrets, Conspiracies and Hidden Patterns:  Detecting and Combatting Occupational Fraud in the Public Sector (Shauna Woody-Coussens, BKD)

Thursday, October 12

7:30 - 8:00 am      Breakfast/Vendors

8:00 - 9:30 am      Keynote: Right vs. Wrong - Ethics in the Finance Office (Catherine Bennett, Organizational and Talent Development Manager, Catherine Bennett Consulting)

9:45 - 10:45 am    Breakout Session 1: Roles & Reponsibilities in a Municipal Issuance (Priya Ghosh Ahola, Municipal Securites Rulemaking Board)

                              Breakout Session 2: Discussion with Keynote Speaker

11:00 - 11:30 am    Vendor Fair

11:30 am - 1:20 pm    Lunch: KSGFOA Business Meeting & Presentation

                                   Session: State of the Cities (TBD)

1:30 - 2:30 pm    General Session: Tax Lid - Survival Stories and Lessons Learned (Roger Basinger)

2:45 - 3:45 pm    Breakout Session 3: How TIF Districts Are Used - Community Example: Olathe, KS (Gary Anderson, Gilmore & Bell; Tim McKee, Olathe Chamber of Commerce)

                           Breakout Session 4: Communicating Across Generations (Paula Downs, WSU Public Policy & Management Center)

4:00 - 5:00 pm    General Session: KS Legislative Wrap-up (Stuart Little, Little Governmental Relations, LLC)

5:15 - 6:30 pm    Vendor Reception: light hors d'oeuvres, drinks, giveaways)

Friday, October 13

7:30 - 8:30 am      Breakfast/Vendors

8:30 - 10:00 am    General Session: Community Economic Development Projects (Panel discussion moderated by Bryan Kidney, City of Lawrence)

10:15 - 11:15 am    Breakout Session 5: Criteria for Bond Ratings and Current Trends (Denise Rappmund, Moody's)

                               Breakout Session 6: The Latest GASB Implementation Guidance (Chester Moyer, Ruben Brown Auditing Firm)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm    General Session: Economic Outlook (TBD)

2017 Annual KSGFOA Conference Sponsored By: Piper JaffrayBS&A Software, Tyler TechnologiesEhlers Incorporated, Moody's Investors Service Inc., BOK Financial, George K. Baum & Company, Kansas Department of Health and Environment State Revolving FundCaselle, Springsted IncorporatedBerberich Trahan & Co., Gilmore & Bell, BKD CPAs & Advisors, UMB Bank, Mize Houser & Company P.A. and Ameritas Investment Corp.

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Sponsorship application here.

Become a Member of KSGFOA

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



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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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