Tuesday, April 15

6:30 – 7:45 a.m.
NETWORKING breakfast (0.0 CGFO/CPA)
This breakfast buffet is for all conference attendees


8:10 – 9:15 a.m.
concurrent workshops (1.0 CGFO/1.0 CPA)
When the Bough Breaks: IRS Audits of Cities
Ballroom A
Speakers: Anthony P. Daddino, P.C., Partner, Meadows Collier Attorney At Law and Steve C. O’Brien, FSLC Specialists, Gulf Coast Region, Internal Revenue Service
A lot can be learned from the trials of others.  In the session, you will hear how an IRS audit can turn barren soil into a fertile field.
Tips_for_Avoiding_(and_if_necessary__surviving)_an_IRS_Employment_Tax_ExaminationFSLG Compliance Self-AssessmentFeb 2013 IRS Quick Refernce Guide – SLG1
Getting Out of the Weeds: Talking to the Media
Ballroom B
Speakers: Meribeth Sloan, Manager Communications and Media Relations, Communications Department, City of Irving and Ashleigh Clark, Consultant, CivicPlus
Is it compost or just manure?  How you explain it to a reporter can make a big difference.
Meribeth Sloan Bio
Utility Rate Making Part 2 – Rate Structure and Design(This can be a continuation of Part 1, but attending the first session is not required)
Speakers: Chris Ekrut, CAPM, Director, Environmental Practice and Matthew Garrett, MBA, CGFO,  Senior Consultant, NewGen Strategies & Solutions
Once you know your revenue requirements from part one, this session teaches you how to price by customer class, such as residential verses commercial or low volume verses high volume consumers.
NewGen Utility Rate Making Part 2Matthew Garrett Bio Chris Ekrut Bio
Stronger Roots:  CGFO Public Finance Module
Whether or not you will be sitting for the CGFO exam, this presentation will teach you how to plow your way through government finances.
Speaker: Mike Erwin, CGFO, CGFM,  Partner and Co-Founder, Kythe, LLC
Erwin – Public Finance Presentation – April 15, 2014 Mike Erwin Bio


9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
concurrent workshops (1.50 CGFO/1.50 CPA)
Is the Grass always Greener? Evaluating Economic Development Incentives
Ballroom A
Speaker: James S. Sabonis, Senior Vice President, FirstSouthwest and Jesus (Jay) Chapa, Director of Housing and Economic Development Department, City of Fort Worth
Fill your coffers without giving away the farm.  Finance experts will help you distinguish between good deals and those that can leave you empty-handed.
Jay Chapa-GFOAT Presenation 4-15-14, PID Presentation 4-14-14 v1 Sabonis
GASB Update: Foundation and Fellows
Ballroom B
Speaker: Keith A. Dagen, Assistant Director of Finance, City of Richardson
GASB has gone dormant on issuing new standards while they await implementation of the new pension guidelines.  This session will cover other projects that GASB is contemplating and help give a jump start on what you can expect from next year’s crop.
Dagen Keith Dagen Bio
The Gnarly World of Public Finance: HOT TOPICS Open Forum
Wedgwood Ballroom
We will not sit around talking about the weather in this session.  All attendees can share their “hot topics” for a group discussion that is tailored to fit you.
Stronger Roots 2: CGFO Accounting Module
Speaker: Laurie Brewer, Assistant City Manager, City of Georgetown
Whether or not you will be sitting for the CGFO exam, this presentation will teach you how to plow your way through government finances.

GFOA National NewsMoney2
CLOSING session (1.50 CGFO/1.50 CPA)
Legislative Update
TML Executive Director, Bennett Sandlin
Bennett Sandlin Bio

Building a Resilient Finance Organization
GFOA President Elect Bob Eichem, CFO, City of Boulder, CO
Bob Eichem Bio

12:15 p.m.
DRAWING FOR DOOR PRIZES (must be present to win)

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