Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA

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Event Date Wed Mar 6 EST (over 2 years ago)
Location Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Region Americas

The Michigan Government Finance Officers Association (MGFOA) is the premier organization of financial and accounting professionals dedicated to the sound management of local governmental financial resources. The MGFOA provides expertise, education and support on financial matters to the state and its counties, cities, townships, villages, libraries and other local units of government.

The MGFOA brings together top professionals with expertise in the areas of Accounting Standards, Budgeting, Cash and Investments, Employee Compensation and Benefits, Debt Management, Risk Management, and Internal Controls in order to:
• Foster excellence and professionalism in accounting and financial reporting
• Monitor, review and comment on GASB standard setting documents
• Advocate sound financial practices for local governments
• Coordinate educational programs at a reasonable cost
• Analyze current topics through committee discussion
• Foster career development through mentoring, education and scholarship
• Provide a medium for exchange of experiences and knowledge
• Review and recommend positions on legislation affecting local units of government
• Draft and seek legislative sponsorship of proposed bills important to sound financial practices in the state and local communities
• Advise and assist the State and other organizations on topics affecting governmental financial resources
• Provide support, educational information, and outreach to users of financial information – Managers, Mayors, Supervisors, Council, Commission and Board members
• Communicate important information to members


2019 Speakers

Dave Keenan
President, MGFOA

Chris Hackbarth
Director – State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal Leag

Greg Prost
Robinson Capital Management

Stephen Blann
Rehmann Robson

John Naglick
City of Detroit

Deborah Guthrie
Meridian Township

Cary Vaughn
Michigan Department of Treasury

Chris DeRose

Pat McGow
Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC

Gretchen Gomolka, CPA
Finance Director, City of Brighton

Brodie Killian
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.

Eric McGlothlin
Dickinson Wright

Kari Blanchett

Dan Horn
Michigan Department of Treasury