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Leadership in Public Finance and Economic Development:
The Role of Fiscal Officers in Ohio's Future

Thursday, October 26, 2023
The Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Thank you to all who have registered for our upcoming 2023 CPIM Conference – Leadership in Public Finance and Economic Development: The Role of Fiscal Officers in Ohio’s Future.

While all available seats for the conference are now full, we do have a waitlist for those who are still interested in attending. To be added to the waitlist, please register here. We will confirm your spot on the list and will notify you promptly should a seat at the event become available.

If you previously registered to attend the 2023 CPIM Conference, but are no longer able to attend, please notify us as soon as possible.

Courses will include:

Our Future: Working Together to Build Tomorrow (0.75 credits)
Ohio's communities are ripe for economic growth, and fiscal officers play a critical role in building the foundation for stability and success. This session will provide fiscal officers with a detailed look at how they can make a positive and meaningful impact on economic development projects, especially during the early planning phases.

Understanding Your Toolbox: Development Districts and Other Structures (1.5 credits)
There's no one-size-fits-all approach to job creation and growth. Presenters will provide an overview of commonly used economic development tools and share best practices for how fiscal officers should evaluate their impact. Attendees will learn how various development structures (such as JEDDs and TIFs) affect revenue streams and the ability to adequately plan for future costs.

Infrastructure, Investment, and More (1.25 credits)Strong infrastructure makes economic development possible, but upgrades and ongoing maintenance are a major investment. Presenters will offer insight into the ways credit ratings and the capital markets can impact the overall costs of these critical projects. Attendees will receive a market overview, instruction on the basics of debt financing, legal considerations, and best practices for issuing debt to meet infrastructure needs. This session will provide information on the various factors that determine a credit rating, ways to optimize interactions with rating agencies, and strategies to improve a local government's rating.

Creating 'Buy-In': Best Practices for Connecting and Engaging (1.0 credit)
Buy-in is critical for the success of any project. Attendees will learn from their peers how public finance officers can lead and collaborate with their counterparts to add value to the team's overall mission. Presenters will share case studies that illustrate best practices to utilize when conducting community engagement.

"From Then to Now" — Lessons Learned (1.5 credits)
From budget impact to more accurate and dynamic forecasting, communities often make decisions on-the-fly after landing a big project. Presenters will provide attendees with a first-hand recap of their own experiences and lessons learned when shepherding major projects, as well as the things they wish they had known prior to beginning the process.

As always if you have any questions about CPIM or our upcoming conference, please contact us at [email protected].