2018 Annual Conference Surveys

Feedback from our attendees on the quality and diversity of the FGFOA Annual Conference helps to determine future conference programs. 

Surveys will be available until Friday, July 13, 2018.

Please note: The rating feature isn’t supported in the mobile web version. If you aren’t using the app and want to leave session/speaker feedback, you will need to do so at the survey links below. Each session will have its own survey link.

Overall Conference Survey

Saturday, June 16
8:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. (Pre-registration required)
Boot Camp Day 1 - Lynda Dennis
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Leadership Pre-Conference (Separate registration required)
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.     Motivating a New Team and Strengthening the Existing Team - Rick Whitted
10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.  Looking for Integrity and Ethics: Are They Lost? - John Carey and Lynn Tipton
1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.      Building a Culture of Confidence and Engagement - Col. Danny R. McKnight
3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.      Leveraging Strengths: The Key to Developing Leaders - Kimberly Gibbons
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Investment Pre-Conference (Separate registration required)
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.        Best Practices in Investments: How to Approach Investments Given Current Market Conditions - Damien Grant and Greg Pagans
10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.    Using Benchmarks to Assess Portfolio Risk and Return - Ellis Phifer
1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.      The 500-Pound Gorilla: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Home Loan Bank, Farm Credit and other U.S. Agency Markets - Chad McKeithen and Adam Tooley
3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.       The Weight of an Investment Officer - Phillip Borozny, Andrew Jacobson and Jeff Kern
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Sunday, June 17
8:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. (Pre-registration required)
Boot Camp Day 2 - Lynda Dennis
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1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. 
GASB Update - David Bean and Brian Caputo
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Paper to Electronic: Efficient Government Finance Automation - Michelle Boone and Lyn Boswell
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3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. 
GASB Hot Topics - David Bean and Brian Caputo
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Personnel: Interviewing for Successful Employees - Katie Busch and Kimberly Gibbons
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Monday, June 18
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.     
Opening General Session - Col. Danny R. McKnight
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10:00 a.m. - 11:40 p.m. 
The GASB's "Big Three" Projects - Brian Caputo
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Economic Update - Jason Celente and Carl Mastroianni
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How Do They Do It? Best Practices for Small Governments - Diane Reichard and Frank DiPaolo
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Blockchain: What Is It, and How Can It Help My Finance Department? - Gino Gonzalez and Bob Sabo
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1:10 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Local Government Accountability Update - Derek Noonan
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Effective Budget Presentations: Getting Beyond the Recitation of Numbers - William Berger and Barbra Hernandez
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RFP Design: Procuring Services with The Future in Mind - Kirk Buffington
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Roles and Responsibilities of Team Members in a Long-Term Bond Financing - Duane Draper, Julie Santamaria, and Linda Senne
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2:20 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. 
Yellow Book and Single Audit Update - William "Bill" Blend
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Financial Planning and Modeling: The Basics - Michael Burton and Eric Van Malssen
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Managing My Government's Investments - Cheryl Chiodo and Jeffrey Larson
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Lessons Learned on Cybersecurity, Payments Security and Cyberfraud - Curtis McAllister
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3:55 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. 
Accounting Complexities Facing Local Governments - Andrew Laflin
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Workers' Compensation Risks and Best Practices - Raymond Carter, Kathleen Grangard and Rodney Louis
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The Changing Landscape of Money Market - Brian Buck
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IT Modernization Part 2: Become Your Own Forensic Investigator - Brent Pruim
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Tuesday, June 19
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 
Let's Revisit Internal Controls: Small Government Focus - Marc Grace
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Building an Effective Capital Budget and Reserve Policies: Planning for the Future - Sharon McGuire and Ella Moore Poitier
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Records Management: Space, Money-Saving and e-Discovery - Lucia Ungaro
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The Importance of Debt Management, Fund Balance and Disclosure Policies - Mark Mason, Lisa Olsen and Michael Rinaldi
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9:35 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. 
Introduction to Governmental Accounting - Andrew Fierman and Enrique Llerena
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Understanding the Fundamentals of Tax Revenues - Jan Brewer and Sheila Ballesteros
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Legislative Update - Amber Hughes
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Audit Risk in the IT Process - John Christly and Joel Knopp
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11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Risky Business: How to Protect Your Entity - Debbie Goode and Jonathan McKinney
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Pension and OPEB Planning for Budget - Timothy Bowen and Joseph Griffin
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FEMA, Disaster Preparation an Recovery - Nicole Gasparri
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Navigating the Debt Markets after Tax Returns: Where Do We Go from Here? - Dave Brayshaw and Mark Galvin
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2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 
Preparing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report - Donna Collins
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Strategic Planning: Technical Development and Updating Your Plan in the Face of Changing Times - David Barth, Kate Parmelee and Cecilia Guerrero
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You Can't "Chase" Yield, but You Can Rethink How to Generate Income - Marc Bushallow and Gregory Woodard
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Data Analytics: Finding Value within the Hype - Chris Moshier
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3:35 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. 
Integrating IT into the Audit - Brett Friedman and Andrew Weidenhamer
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Pension Bargaining and Sustainability - James Linn and Kent Olsen
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Refunding Options: Are They for MY Governments? - Jay Glover, Michael Watkins and Fred Winterkamp
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Wednesday, June 20
8:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.      
Ethics (Separate registration required) - Thomas Reilly
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8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. 
Enhancing the Effectiveness of the MD&A - Stephen Blann
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Personnel Budgeting - Dave Hardison
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Liquidity Strategies: The World According to Basel III - Jeff Sirota
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10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. 
Pension Accounting and Funding Divorced! - James Rizzo and Piotr Krekora
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Mark to Market Reporting Investment Portfolios - Chad Branson and John Grady
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Demystifying Digital Engagement: Why Social Media is a Good Investment - Holly McPhail and James Robinson
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