2017 Annual Conference - June 24-28 in Hollywood


Saturday, June 24

8:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.     Boot Camp Day 1

Leadership Pre-Conference (Separate registration required)
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.     The Role of the CFO-Finance Director - First 100 days and Beyond - Linda Davidson, Peggy McGarrity, and Mickey Miller
10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.  The Role of the CFO-Finance Director - Succession Planning and Effective Transitions - Diane Reichard, Sarah Koser, Jeff Smith
1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.      Organizational Management and Leadership in Government - Jason Brown and Deborah Girard
3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.      Training the Leaders of Tomorrow - Peter Lear, Jamie Roberson, and Scott Paine

Investment Pre-Conference (Separate registration required)
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.        Market Update and Finding Value in High Quality Fixed Income - Damien Grant and Gregory Pagans
10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.     Measuring the Impact of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) - Denise de Bombelles, Tenzing Sharchok, and Robert Owens
1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.       Utilizing Credit as Part of a Diversified Asset Allocation Strategy - Todd Alton and Chris Toney   
3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.       Keeping it Short - Barry Weiss

Sunday, June 25

8:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.     Boot Camp Day 2

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.    
First-Time Attendee Orientation Session

1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. 
GASB Update - David Bean
Strategic Planning for Disasters - Gregory Cowan and Daniel Craig 

3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. 
GASB Hot Topics - David Bean
Social Media in Government and Civic Engagement - The Honorable Matthew Surrency and Jenna Tala

Monday, June 26

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.      Opening General Session 

10:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Local Government Accountability Update - Derek Noonan, Mike Gomez, and Garry Green
Economic Overview - Carl Mastroianni and Jason Celente
Communication: What Elected Officials Expect from You - Scott Paine
Best Practices in Investments - How to Approach Investments Given Current Marker Conditions - David Jang and John Burford; Additional Information

1:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. 
Accounting Complexities Facing Local Governments - Andrew Laflin
Local Government's Role in Promoting Economic Growth - Marty Kiar, Sandy Michael McDonald, and Bob Swindell
Working through an Inspector General Investigation - Hector CollazoEnterprise Risk Management - Treadway Commission - Gregg Anderson and Bill Dykstra; Additional Presentation

3:30 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. 
Importance of the Government Wide Financials - Moises Ariza and Beila Sherman; Illustrations attachment; Additional Info
Best Practices in Budgeting and Fiscal Policy - John Fishbein
Enhance Your Own Performance - Nicole Gasparri
The Value of Transparency - Kathi Pletzke

Tuesday, June 27

8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. 

GFOA Budget Award Program - John Fishbein
Ethics for Government Employees - William Blend and Pat Gleason
Post Issuer Compliance Update - Alan Bond and Erik Dingwall
IT Modernization: Bringing Government from Obsolete to Cutting Edge - Brent Prium and Christine Horrocks

10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. 
How to Optimize the Internal Audit: From External Audit and Client Perspective - Jennifer Murtha and Brett Friedman (Panel: Susan Grant, Clara Ewing, Jennifer Boyd-Pugh, and Stephen Burdett)Approaching the Budget: Communicating, Modeling and Forecating - Kimberli Radtke and Shannon LaFon
Legislative Update - Amber Hughes and Laura Youman
Credit Enhancement and Rating Process - Florida Bonds from the Perspective of a Bond Insurer and Rating Agency - Geoffrey Buswick and Don Farrell

11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting
Great Hall 4-6
*All FGFOA members are invited to attend the Tuesday Business Lunch

Business Luncheon Agenda
June 14, 2016 Minutes
2015-2016 Audit
March 31, 2017 Quarterly Financials
Year End Committee Reports
Year End Chapter Reports
Complete Handout

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. 
Beyond Property Taxes: Enhancing Revenue Without Raising the Millage - David Eichenthal
RFPs Done the Right Way - Kirk Buffington
Update on Bond Markets: Importance of Underlying Ratings, Refunding Opportunities and More - Betsy Hedden-Schafer, Natalie Sidor and Parker Colvin
Email and Online Safety/Security - Christopher Ramos and Erich Kron

3:10 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. 
Understanding the New GASB OPEB Standards: A Closer Look at GASB Statements No. 74 and 75 - Jim Rizzo and Mark White
Cost Apportionment for Special Assessments - Think Out of the Box - Michael Burton, Erick Van Malssen, and Chis Roe
Labor Law Update - Suhaill Machado Morales
Project Financings - How to Structure Mutually Beneficial Private and Public Partnerships - Jeff Larson, Mark Mason and Adam Freedman

Wednesday, June 28

8:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.      
Ethics (Separate registration required) - William Blend 

8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
The Nuts and Bolts of Public Defined Contribution Plans - Jacob Peacock
Outsourcing - Is It For You? - Darrel Thomas and Jason Nunemaker
IT Governance - F. Alex Brown

10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. 
Uniform Grant Guidance: Challenges, Best Practices and More - Zach Chalifour and James Halleran
Unconventional Wisdom: Part II Update on the Strategy - Darren Gray and Nancy Clutts
Banking Technology: How to Manage and Maximize a Local Banking Relationship - Dori McCarragher and Rene O'Day