Upcoming Trainings and Events

Below is a list of training opportunities that may be of interest in the coming months:

Urban Land Institute Trends Day
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown - Phoenix, AZ

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

$175 for ULI members; $240 for non-members

To register and for more information, click here.

Elections Training
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Rio Vista Community Center - Peoria, AZ

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

$40 for AMCA members; $50 for non-members

To register and for more information, click here.

Water Resources Research Center 2014 Annual Conference
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center - Tucson, AZ

10:00 a.m. - Noon

$100 until March 6, 2014 ($125 after March 6); $35 for students

To register and for more information, click here.

ASU Annual Public Finance Conference
May 8 - 9, 2014

Phoenix Convention Center

ASU Annual Public Finance Conference
Understanding options and disclosure requirements for local governments

Arizona State University's School of Public Affairs and The Center for Urban Innovation present its third Annual Public Finance Conference. This national conference brings together practitioners and public officials from across the United States to examine the core principles of municipal finance focusing on current priorities, perspectives, deal structures and best practices that attendees can take back to their home communities for implementation. Real solutions for real challenges.

Guest speakers and work sessions will address a range of municipal finance issues confronting today's finance officers, managers, and elected officials.

Some of this year's topics will include:

  • A changing regulatory environment
    Are you prepared for the Securities and Exchange Commission disclosure requirements for municipal securities?

  • Financing new technologies
    Utilizing an array of financing tools to make your city a smart city

  • Disclosure requirements and liability
    Presentation by ratings agencies on their respective expectation from an issuer when it comes to frequency and content of disclosure

  • Rating agency review
    What they are looking for and why?

  • How am I going to pay for THAT?
    With aging infrastructure, what are the non-traditional borrowing options local governments might consider?

  • Issuer's experience, an investor's view
    Presentations by bond purchasers and what they expect from issuers given the current market climate

New this year: An Issuer's Forum - Understanding the Choices and Requirements in Future Financings

Early registration ends April 17, 2014.

Click here to register

ASU School of Public Affairs
Graduate Information Sessions Available

Please see below for information from the ASU School of Public Affairs on graduate information sessions that are available.

Evening information sessions are scheduled in time for you to learn about our programs and still have time to apply for summer or fall. Topics covered include admissions, curriculum, and enrollment for our MPA, MPP, and graduate certificate programs. Advisors will be available to answer questions from interested potential students.

Now enrolling! New graduate certificates in participatory governance, policy informatics, public administration and public policy are accepting applications. Certificates consist of only five courses and are a great resume enhancement for current students or previous graduates from any discipline!

Where: University Center Building at the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus.

To save your seat, RSVP at http://spa.asu.edu/rsvp/gradinfo.

Ramsey Executive Education Program
Management & Leadership Institute
ASU Mercado, Phoenix, AZ

Strategic organizational and personal growth opportunities, leadership development, skills enhancement, and a forum to exchange innovative ideas and best practices with other public sector professionals await you. The 2013 Management and Leadership Institute offers six days (one per month) of information-driven and highly interactive sessions designed to identify and develop strategies to resolve problems, address challenges you face every day and make the most of new opportunities.

Click here to visit the Bob Ramsey Executive Education website to learn more about the sessions and to register.

League Executive Committee Meetings
For upcoming meeting information or past meeting minutes, click here.

League of Arizona Cities and Towns
1820 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ  85007
Phone: 602-258-5786
Fax: 602-253-3874

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