2017 School of Governmental Finance
October 23-27
Jacksonville, FL




Please remember to complete the online surveys that are listed below. Feedback from our attendees on the quality and diversity of the FGFOA School of Governmental Finance helps to determine future school programs.

Monday, October 23

Basic/Intermediate

8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m
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Introduction to Governmental Accounting - Beth Horacek
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Fraud Overview and Mitigation Strategies - Protecting from Fraud - Chris Wilson and Nick Ferrer
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10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Accounting for Capital Assets - Roberto Martinez
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Revenue Diversification - Jared Meyer
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1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Communication - Making it Work - Suzanne Butsch
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Estimating Revenue - Jared Meyer
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3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Leadership - It's Up To You - Nicole Gasparri
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Banking Services Overview and Updates - Rene O'Day and Clayton Meng
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Tuesday, October 24
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Grant Compliance from The Auditor's Eyes - Patrick Smith and Jeffrey Zeichner
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Integrating Operating and CIP Budgets - Louis "Joly" Boglioli
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10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Grant Agreements and Requirements for Local Governments - Deirdre Joseph
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FEMA 101 - Nicole Gasparri
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1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
You're the Boss - Now What? Overcoming the Challenges of Management and Supervision - Bradley Burbaugh
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Red Flags of Fraud and What You Can Do - John Byrd
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3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
What is Your Budgeting Method? - Jan Brewer
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Getting Others to See Your Priorities - Team-Building at It's Finest - David Jang
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Beginner Boot Camp:

October 23-24: 
Speaker: Lynda Dennis
Day 1 Presentation
Day 2 Presentation
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 CGFO Review Courses:

Tuesday, October 24
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Debt Administration
Speaker: Michael D. Perry
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Treasury Management
Speaker: Barry Skinner

Wednesday, October 25
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Financial Administration
Speakers: Christopher Quinn and Jeremy Baker
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Municipal Budgeting
Speakers: Dave Hardison and Diane Smith

Thursday, October 26
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Accounting & Financial Reporting
Speaker: Lorrie Simmons
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Exams will be held on Friday, October 27th at 8:00 a.m.

You MUST be pre-approved and accepted into the program to take the exams.Please arrive 20-30 minutes early for check in. Late arrivals will NOT be allowed to enter the exam room.

Wednesday, October 25
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Intermediate Governmental Accounting - Justin Stankiewicz and Alan Nast
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Revenue Enhancement Opportunities for Enterprise Funds - Bryan Mantz
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10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Budgeting Priorities - Tommy Crosby
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Managing Investments Portfolio in Rising Interest Rate Environment or Vice Versa if Rates Keep Falling - Jonathan Hyman and Philip Borozny
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Intermediate/Advanced
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Public Records for State and Local Agencies - Pat Gleason
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Financial Reporting of Deferred Inflows & Outflows - Trey Scott and Daniel Anderson
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10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Are You Prepared For you External Audit? - Racquel McIntosh and Patricia White
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Strong Brand, Strong Revenues: How Community/County Branding & Place Marketing Drive Economic Growth - Will Ketchum
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1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Advanced Commitment to Excellence Award Winner: "Virtual Fund Analysis" - Paul Guzenski, Lorraine Plakstis, Wayne Hart, and Shannon Ramsey-Chessman
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Post-employment Benefits - Post and Pre-Implementation GASB 74 & 75 - Stephen Blann
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3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
GASB 72&79 - Fair Value Hierarchy and Investment Pools - Kevin Smith
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Advanced Commitment to Excellence Award Honorable Mention: "Electronic Recording" - Traci Philips and Kristi Hugar
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Thursday, October 26
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Constitutional Revision Commission Update - David Cruz and Carolyn Timmann
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Budget Communication with Constitutional Officers and Other Governments - Bradley Arnold
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10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Is It Time To Raise Rates, Fees and Create Assessments? - Darrel Thomas and Jennifer Desrosiers
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Understanding Benchmarking: Concepts and Developing a Benchmark Exercise - Kevin Webb
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1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
CAFR Preparation & How to Excel and Achieve the GFOA Award for Your Government - John Hulsey
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The Impact of Economic Development on Your Budget - Diane Reichard
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3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Pension and OPEB Benefit Comprehension - Matt Plachta, Christine O'Neal, Michael Merlob (Additional Information), and Frank Wan
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Aligning the Strategies to the Budget - Doug Thomas
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Friday, October 27
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Advanced Governmental Accounting - Andrew Laflin
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Transitioning from Finance/Budget to City/County Management - Howard Kunik
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10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Internal Controls from an Auditor's Perspective - John Carey, Kurt Fritsch, and Margie Shannon
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Bank Financing Versus Bond Issue Options - Jeff Larson and Jerry Boop
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