Downstate Chapter Conference

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Time 10:00am–12:00pm
Location President Abraham Lincoln Springfield-DoubleTree
701 E Adams Street
SpringfieldIL 62701

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Delivery Method In Person
Field of Study Business Management & Organization - Non-Technical - 2.7 CPE Credit Accounting (Governmental) - Technical - 2.5 CPE Credit Finance - Technical - 4.0 CPE Credit
NASBA CPE Earn 9.20 CPE Hours
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Sessions Include:
* Influencing Without Authority - Achieving Results Regardless of Your Positional Power
Kirk J. Hamsher, Carroll-Keller Group

* Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) – How to Comply with the New Reporting Requirements 
Carol A. Kraus, CPA, Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB)
Lori Beeler, CPA, Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB)

Current Bond Market and the Effects of Federal Tax Law Changes
Stephen Adams, PMA Securities
Andrew Kim, PMA Securities

Anatomy of an Illinois City or Village Bond Issue - Steps Involved 
James M Snyder, Ice Miller LLP,
Kathy Thomas, Ice Miller LLP,
Robert P. Vail, Bernardi Securities, Inc.
John M. Vezzetti, Bernardi Securities, Inc.

Legislative Update
William D. McCarty II, City of Springfield, IGFOA Treasurer and Legislative Committee Chair

Delivery methodGroup-Live
Program Level: 
No prerequisites required
Advanced Preparation
No advanced preparation required
Field of Study:
Finance - Technical,  Accounting (Governmental) - Technical, Business Management & Organization - Non-Technical
Earn about 9.0 CPE Credits


President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
701 E Adams Street, Springfield, Illinois 62701

A block of rooms has been reserved for February 20, 2019 - February 22, 2019. The special room rate of $102.00 plus tax will be available until January 30, 2019.   

For reservations call 1-217-544-8800 and indicate you are with the  IGFOA Downstate Conference (Group Code: IGF) or click on the link below to book your room in the IGFOA Downstate Conference block.

Presented by the Downstate 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. Payments will not be accepted the day of the event.

IGFOA Members are those Public Sector and Associate 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 are unable to attend, please contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or as soon as possible.  A $20 cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations up to February 14, 2019.  Cancellations after February 14, 2019 and no-shows are responsible for the full fee.

IGFOA reserves the right to modify the agenda, cancel the event due to low enrollment, or to close registration if full. Should IGFOA Downstate Chapter 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 questions about the cancellation and refund policy, your membership, or a complaint, please 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.

2019 Downstate Chapter Conference

Approved by the National Registry of CPE Sponsors

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