Upcoming Trainings and Events

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

ASU Annual Public Finance Conference:
Understanding Options and Disclosure Requirements for Local Governments

Networking reception
May 8, 6-7:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
122 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Public Finance Conference
May 9, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Executive Conference Center
100 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Conference agenda

8:30 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions

9:15 a.m. - Opening Session
  • Panel Discussion: Financing Smart Technologies
10:30 a.m. - Morning Breakout Sessions
  • Changes to the Legal and Reporting Environment of Public Financing
  • Alternative financing tools
12:15 p.m. - Lunch
  • Keynote speaker: Georgia Levenson Keohane, Fellow, Roosevelt Institute
1:45 p.m. - Afternoon breakout sessions
  • Sports and Public Amenities Financing
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Transit Financing
3:30 p.m. - Closing Session
  • Current Challenges in Financing Public Pensions
  • Speaker: Thom Reilly, Director, Morrison Institute for Public Policy
View the full agenda and speakers

Click here to register.

GFOAz Quarterly Training: Government Finance Fundamentals
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Surprise Communiversity

8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

$30 - includes 5 CPEs

GFOAz is pleased to present its May quarterly training, "Fundamentals of Government Finance" on Thursday, May 15. The training will focus on the essentials of government finance; a perfect day of learning for those new to the profession or those looking to brush up on the basics.

Topics will include:

  • What is a tentative budget? What is a final budget?
  • Fund Balance
  • Enterprise Funds
  • Fund Transfers
  • Budget Appropriations/Purchasing
  • UERS
The training will be held at the Communiversity in Surprise, Arizona. Registration is $30 and includes 5 CPE credits. For more information and to register, click here.

2014 ACAA Summer Conference
May 29-30, 2014

Little America in Flagstaff, AZ

The 2014 Arizona City Attorneys Association Annual Summer Meeting will be held in Flagstaff at the Little America Resort, May 29-30.

Registration is now open. To register for the conference, click on this link.

If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact Matt Lore.

Arizona City Government 101: What Every Municipal Official Needs to Know
Friday, June 6, 2014

Mesa Convention Center
263 N. Center St. Mesa, AZ 85201

This training is open to all city and town elected officials and staff. The cost of this year's program will be $60 per person. Program and registration information is available here.

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 2014 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 of Arizona Cities and Towns
1820 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ  85007
Phone: 602-258-5786
Fax: 602-253-3874

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