2020 Spring Conference

  • Economic Update
  • Personal Financial Planning Training
  • Preparing for Recession and Weathering the Downturn
  • Upgrading your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software
  • Financing for Climate Change and Natural Disasters
  • Maryland General Assembly Update

Our Presenters

  • James Glassman, Managing Director & Head Economist, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Ted Zaleski, Director of Management & Budget, Carroll County Government
  • Holly Sun, Budget Administrator, Howard County Government
  • Patricia Colihan, CFO, WSSC Water
  • Angela Price, Deputy Director, Howard County Dept. of Finance
  • Lori Buchman, Howard County Dept. of Finance
  • Dave McDonough, Director of Police & Homeland Security, WSSC Water
  • Kevin Kinnally, Assoc Director, MACo

APRIL 24, 2020

BWI Marriott  *  Linthicum, MD

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Economic Update

9:10 am

James Glassman, Managing Director & Head Economist, JPMorgan Chase

This session will examine the state of the national and state economies and the prospects for continued economic growth. Forecasts for job creation, inflation, and other key economic indicators will be discussed.

Personal Financial Planning Training

10:00 am

M&T Bank

This session will provide guidance to all attendees on best practices in managing their personal finances.  Attention will be given to current legislative compliance, including relevant tax law, best practices for investment, and planning for retirement.

Preparing for Recession and Weathering the Downturn

11:10 am

Ted Zaleski, Director of Management & Budget, Carroll County Government

Dr. Holly Sun, Budget Administrator, Howard County Government

Patricia (Patti) Colihan, CFO, WSSC Water

Even though the U.S. economy is in the midst of its longest expansion period ever, the next recession is inevitable.  This session will help you prepare your budget in advance of the recession and give you guidance on how to best navigate through the downturn.  Further guidance will be provided on how to maintain your credit rating through the downturn while still providing services to constituents.

Speaker Bios

Upgrading Your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software

1:30 pm

Mike Mucha, Director / Deputy Executive Director, Research and Consulting, GFOA

Wanda M. Gibson, Chief Information Officer, Prince George's County

Many local governments have explored upgrading their ERP system; these types of upgrades typically come at a substantial cost to local governments. This session will provide guidance to local governments who are interested in upgrading, from determining the costs and benefits, soliciting and selecting a vendor, and what to expect during the implementation process.

 

Financing for Climate Change and Natural Disasters

2:20 pm

Angela Price, Deputy Director, Howard County Dept of Finance

Lori Buchman, Howard County Dept of Finance

Dave McDonough, Director of Police & Homeland Security, WSSC Water

The frequency and magnitude of natural disasters has increased over the last decade as many local jurisdictions have had communities impacted by severe storms. This session will detail various methods for financing for natural disasters before they occur. Guidance will also be provided for navigating through FEMA disaster relief grants.

Maryland General Assembly Update

3:30 pm

Kevin Kinnally, Associate Director, MACo

This session will provide a recap of the 2020 legislative session of the General Assembly of Maryland and how it will impact government finance officers.

Agenda at a Glance

8:30 am- Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am- Welcome

9:10 am- Session I

10:00 am- Session II

10:50 am- Break

11:10 am- Session III

12:00 noon- Networking Session

12:30 pm- Conference Luncheon

1:30 pm- Session IV

2:20 pm- Session V

3:10 pm- Break

3:30 pm- Session VI

Registration Fees
MDGFOA Member $175.00
Govt Employed Non-Member $215.00
Assoc. Non-Member $225.00
Retired MDGFOA Member $75.00

Registration Assistance
Should you have any issues with our online registration portal for the 2018 Spring Conference, please contact us at mdgfoa@mdgfoa.org and we will assist you immediately.

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