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GFOA of MO 2020 Winter Seminar
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When: Friday, January 31, 2020
8:30AM to 4:30PM
Where: Stoney Creek
United States
Contact: Cynthia Freeman

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The State Board of GFOA of Missouri would like to invite you to our winter educational event, the 2020 Winter Seminar, January 31, 2020.  This is a one day event and is being held at Stoney Creek Hotel in Columbia, MO.  



Stoney Creek Inn, Columbia, Mo.

Room rate is $94.00
Reservation phone: 1-800-659-2220



*Deadline for conference registration is January 17th, 2020 Any registrations made after that date will not be guaranteed seminar materials.



The registration fee for the conference is $95 for Mo-GFOA members and $125 for non-members.  Be sure to log in to receive member pricing before registering.  1/2 day registration is now available.


If paying by check send to: GFOA C/O Dominic Accruso, City of Gladstone, 7010 North Holmes, Gladstone, Mo 64118



Link to Conference Materials Page (including Speaker Bios)









8:30AM to 10:00AM

Ethical Considerations for the Finance Officer

While much attention is paid to the ethical obligations of elected officials, Finance Officers also need to be aware of certain ethical related considerations. These considerations include such topics as conflict of interest, nepotism, expenditure of public funds, the recently enacted CLEAN Missouri constitutional amendment, and personal financial disclosure requirements to name a few.

Paul Campo

10:00AM to 10:15AM




10:15AM to 12:00PM

Economic Development Incentives-Using Big City Ideas in a Small Town.

Larger communities use economic development incentives to attract retail, commercial and industrial growth by using TIFs, CIDs, TDDs, etc. How can small communities benefit from these tools without falling into the pitfalls that even large communities can face? This session is to help you gain an understanding of these tools, how they work, how you can use them and the pit falls to watch for. This is a "hand-on" workshop with handouts.

Sid Marlow,
David Bushek

12:00PM to 1:00PM




1:00PM to 2:45PM

Government Financial Statements - How to Avoid 25 Common Interpretation Mistakes and Explain the Statements to the Elected Officials

We are all familiar with the notion of optical illusions, such as a mirage in the desert. In local government financial statements, certain items are not always necessarily what they at first appear to be. “Financial statement illusions” can easily lead to serious misinterpretation and bad decisions. This session aims to help minimize that risk by examining 25 specific and commonly encountered mistakes of this kind. The goal is not just to serve those who seek to improve their own knowledge of local government financial reporting, but also to assist financial reporting professionals who desire a practical approach for sharing their knowledge with others. This session will also give examples of how to explain the financial statements to the elected officials. The book by the same title will be given to attendees.

Joan Jadali,
Bette Wordelman

2:45 PM to 3:00PM




3:00PM to 4:00PM

Investment Portfolio Update

Current Economic and Market updates. Interest rate update and forecast. Investment strategies for cash management. Best practice and strategies for portfolio management.

Olen Dobkins & Eric Kelley








Government Finance Officers Association of Missouri
c/o Missouri Municipal League
1727 Southridge Dr
Jefferson City, MO 65109
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