2021 Spring Conference Sessions

  • In and Out of Office- Workforce 2021
  • Alternatives for Tax Exempt Financing
  • Maryland General Assembly Update
  • Economic Update
  • Local Government Budget Outlook

2021 Spring Conference Presenters

  • Karl Ahlrichs, SHRM-SCP, CSP
  • Solomon Cadle, Partner, McKennon, Shelton & Henn, LLP
  • Scott Detar, Director, Bank of America
  • Davenport
  • Michael Sanderson, Executive Director, MACo
  • Andrew Bauer, VP & Regional Exec., Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Holly Sun, Administrator, Office of Budget, Howard County Government
  • Katie Barkdoll, Budget Director, City of Frederick

MDGFOA 2021 Virtual Spring Conference

April 30, 2021

In and Out of Office - Workforce 2021

9:10 am (2 CPE)

Karl Ahlrichs, SHRM-SCP, CSP

What will the future of work look like for the average office worker? In today’s “new normal” post-COVID environment, a remote or partially remote workforce is part of organizational reality. What works? What fails? This facilitated discussion covers the topic from both the human resources viewpoint and from the operational side of the desk.

Alternatives for Advance Refundings

11:10 am (1 CPE)

Davenport

Solomon Cadle, Partner, KcKennon, Shelton & Henn, LLP

Scott Detar, Director, Bank of America

A provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 eliminated the tax exemption for interest income in advance refunding bonds.  This session will provide local government finance officers with alternatives in tax exempt financing of bonds.

Maryland General Assembly Update

1:00 pm (1 CPE)

Michael Sanderson, Executive Director, Maryland Association of Counties (MACo)

This session will provide a recap of the 2021 legislative session of the General Assembly of Maryland and how it will impact government finance officers.

Speaker Bios

One Year Later: Are We Nearing the End?

2:05 pm (1 CPE)

R. Andrew Bauer, VP & Regional Executive, Baltimore Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

This session will give an overview of recent trends in the economy and what to expect for the remainder of 2021. The presentation will cover the underlying dynamics of the recovery and include a discussion of the impact of recent fiscal policy on consumers and businesses. An assessment of the outstanding risks to the economy, including the current state of the pandemic, will also be presented.

 

Local Government Budget Outlook

3:10 pm (1 CPE)

Holly Sun, Administrator, Office of Budget, Howard County Government

Katie Barkdoll, Budget Director, City of Frederick

Stanley Earley, Budget Director, Prince George's County Government

Even as COVID-19 vaccines become more widespread, County and municipal budgets will feel the effects for years to come. This session will discuss what local government officials can expect to see in their budgets in the years to come, both from an expenditure and revenue perspective.

Agenda at a Glance

9:00 am- Welcome

9:10 am- Session I

10:50 am- Break

11:10 am- Session II

12:00 noon- Lunch Break

1:00 pm- Session III

1:50 pm- Break

2:05 pm- Session IV

2:55 pm- Break

3:10 pm- Session V

Registration Fees
Member $60.00
Non-Member $75.00

Registration Assistance
Should you have any issues with our online registration portal for the 2021 Spring Conference, please contact us at mdgfoa@mdgfoa.org and we will assist you immediately.