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Local Government Finance Fundamentals for Non-Finance Analyst and Division Managers

Covering the essential aspects of local government finance. Delve into essential aspects of municipal finance that every good management analyst and division manager (not in finance) should finance-fundame_15238953_400know. This course is CGL certified for Managing Fiscal Resources.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Davis Veterans Memorial Center
203 East 14th Street
Davis, CA 95616

MMANC Member $50
Nonmember $70

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In this introductory survey of the essential aspects of local government finance, you’ll get an overarching picture of state and local government finance in California and delve into essential aspects of municipal finance that every good management analyst, division manager or finance staff member should know.  Learn how cities have gotten into financial trouble and the right questions to ask to know if yours is healthy. Gain insight into major trends, challenges ahead and possible reforms. Obtain essential understanding of what keeps a city budget strong through tough economic times. Determine best practices in financial reporting and identify important questions to ask.

The session will cover:

  • Budgets and budget processes
  • Financial Planning and Policies
  • Revenues and Fund Accounting Basics
  • Financial Reporting and Auditing
  • Pension and OPEB Costs
  • Capital Financing and Debt Management
  • Ethical Issues and Purchasing Best Practices
  • Lunch Discussion on Finance
  • Cash Management and Investments
  • Milestones in Municipal Finance and a History on the State-Local Relationship
  • Case Study: The VLF (Vehicle License Fee)
  • Why Cities go Bankrupt
  • Diagnosing Financial Health
  • Transportation Finance
  • State Budget Basics
  • Local Tax and Bond Measures
  • Q&A Session

Michael Coleman is a leading expert on California local government revenues, spending and financing. He is the creator of, the California Local Government Finance Almanac, an online resource of data, analyses and articles on California municipal finance and budgeting. He is the principal fiscal policy advisor both to the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) and, for twenty years, to the League of California Cities. Coleman is a popular presenter at graduate schools and conferences and is the author of numerous articles and references including the California Municipal Revenue Sources Handbook, and – as co-author with Mike Multari, Ken Hampian and Bill Statler – the Guide to Local Government Finance in California published by Solano Press. An experienced city fiscal officer, Michael previously worked for the cities of San Mateo, Milpitas, Daly City and Sacramento. He received his BA in Policy Analysis from UC Davis and his MPA from the University of Southern California, and is a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program and recipient of CSMFO’s Distinguished Service Award for dedicated service and outstanding contribution to the municipal finance profession.


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Financing Public Infrastructure: Municipal Tools for Community Infrastructure & Economic Development

public-infrastructue-eventThe session will provide an overview of financing options available to fund infrastructure and the intricacies of the municipal bond market. Additionally, case studies from across the Sacramento Region will be discussed highlighting active developments in the County of Sacramento and the Cities of Davis, Elk Grove and West Sacramento. The session hopes to provide great insights for attendees regarding how local governments can successfully raise essential capital to achieve their infrastructure needs, spur economic development and learn about other relevant topics such as public-private partnerships. After the presentation, a networking event will be held at a nearby hang-out in West Sacramento!

Friday, September 16, 2016
1:30 – 4:30 pm

West Sacramento City Hall
1110 W. Capitol Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691

$10 MMANC Member
$20 Nonmember

Note: This session qualifies for a Credential Government Leader (CGL) credit for the Public Infrastructure elective course.

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Diversity Uncovered: Revealing Hidden Bias in the Workplace

Where did that elephant come from? Let’s get real and talk about it!

Join Region 4 for a FUN and interactive, CGL Certified, workshop where you can develop knowledge and self-awareness on topics related to diversity and equity in the workplace (including privilege, microaggressions, and implicit bias). Participants will have the opportunity to move around, challenge their thinking, and interact with other local government professionals about ways to improve communication in our workplaces and our communities.

Due to popular demand of this workshop with limited space, TWO sessions are being offered, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each session is limited to 25 participants and will last for 3.5 hours. You can sign up for either session (same content in both). Snacks will be provided.

This workshop will be led by Tiffany Hoang and Tyrone Botelho, Co-Founders of CircleUp Education.

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016elephant_blue_resize

Workshop A: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop B: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm SOLD OUT

City of Pittsburg – Council Chambers
65 Civic Ave.
Pittsburg, CA 94565

$35 MMANC Member
$25 MMANC Student Member
$50 Nonmember

Online Registration for the Program.

Note: This course is Credentialed Government Leader (CGL) Certified for the skill area of Creating a Culture of Success (core skill for most CGL participants)

Note: An informal, No-Host Happy Hour will be held at E.J. Phair Brewing Company from 5-6 pm.

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MMANC Nosh & Network Happy Hour in Redwood City

Join us for an MMANC Nosh & Network happy hour event in Redwood City! Come meet new people, network with other local government professionals in the Bay Area, and learn about upcoming MMANC events. No host bar and food available for purchase.

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