Trials and Tribulations of the Municipal Finance Director

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Time 9:30am
Location Village of Hoffman Estates
1900 Hassell Road
Hoffman EstatesIL 60169

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Delivery Method In Person
Field of Study Finance - 2.0 CPE Credit
NASBA CPE Earn 2.00 CPE Hours
Contact Anthony Fashoda

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Event Description

Presented by the IGFOA Chicago-Metro Chapter:

There is no matter pertaining to the activities and operations of a municipality which does not impact the annual budget.  There is no private business operation that has as many spending restrictions; complex procedures for bidding; steps to approve expenditures; or, numerous reporting requirements as a unit of local government.  Then you add Tax Increment Finance (TIF) districts to the mix and it really gets complicated.  So why then are Finance Directors not requested to participate in all meetings and negotiations?

In this seminar, our guest speaker will focus on which projects/topics the Finance Director should be involved in and why the Finance Director should be involved in those areas.  Also, our speaker will touch on some of the legal aspects relating the Finance Director’s responsibilities, for example bidding process, financial reporting requirements, and many more.  Finally, the speaker will provide a detailed look into TIFs, specifically annual reporting, long term projections/budgeting, economic development planning, public engagement, and dealing with the Elected Officials.

9:30 AM-10:00 AM: Registration and Check-in
10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Presentations
12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Lunch 

Learning Objectives – Participants completing this session will be able to:

  • Understand the various function the Finance Director should be part of
  • Understand what is really expected from Finance Directors
  • Understand criteria and process involved for establishing a TIF area
  • Understand various TIF situations based on actual TIF experiences presented

Intended Audience: All Finance professionals
Delivery Method: Group Live
Prerequisites: No prerequisites required
Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation required
Field of Study: Finance
Earn about 2.0 CPE Credits

Kathy Orr, Kathy Orr and Associates

Presented by the Chicago metro chapter

Registration & Cancellation Policy

Registrations are accepted on a first-in, first registered basis. Payments by check should be mailed in advance or made at time of registration by credit card. 

IGFOA Members are those individuals specifically listed in the IGFOA Membership Application or Renewal.  IGFOA Government non-member rate applies to staff, appointed officials, and elected officials of a government with a current IGFOA membership.

If you have questions about your membership, contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587. The IGFOA reserves the right to apply the non-member fee to any individual or government that has not paid dues for the current year.  If you are unable to attend, please contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or as soon as possible. Cancellations after May 4, 2016 and no-shows are responsible for the full tuition.

IGFOA reserves the right to modify the agenda, cancel the event due to low enrollment, or to close registration if full. Should IGFOA cancel an event, cancellation notice will be sent to the email address provided by each registrant and prominently posted at the IGFOA website page announcing the event. By submitting this registration, the applicant agrees to the registration and cancellation policy above.

If you have any questions regarding this seminar, cancellations, complaints, or refunds, please contact the IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or

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