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Agenda: Wednesday

Wednesday, August 7, 2024


7:30 a.m. | Golf

Organized separately by Brian Wright of Eloy

8:00 a.m. | Registration Open

9:00 – 11:30 a.m. | Pre-Conference Session: Roundtable Hot Topics
2.5 CPEs

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Break/Lunch on Your Own

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Education Committee Meeting

1:00 – 1:50 p.m. | ERP Implementation Panel
1 CPE

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Refreshment Break & Sponsor Networking

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Keynote
2 CPEs

4:40 – 5:30 p.m. | Membership Committee Meeting

4:40 – 5:30 p.m. | Region Leaders Meeting

5:30 – 5:45 p.m. | New Member Meet & Greet

5:30 – 6:45 p.m. | Reception

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Agenda: Thursday

Thursday, August 8, 2024


7:30 – 8:15 a.m. | Breakfast

8:30 – 9:20 a.m. | Keynote
1 CPE

9:30 – 11:20 a.m. | Personality Style + Engagement Training/Workshop
2 CPEs

11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. | Lunch & Annual Business Meeting

1:00 – 1:50 p.m. | PAFR
1 CPE

2:00 – 3:30 p.m | Post Bond Issuance Compliance
1.5 CPEs

Once the bonds have been issued, it’s now time to make sure you remain in compliance. This session will include a bond issuance compliance update including bond debt record keeping, continuing disclosure, arbitrage-rebate, and best practices for IRS bond issuance audits. Additional topics will include GASB 88 regarding certain disclosures related to debt, disclosure topics, expenditure limit exceptions update and alternatives, recent Arizona bond transactions / case studies and general industry updates / topics of interest.

Speakers:
Mark Reader, Managing Director, Stifel
Jack Leeper, Vice President, Stifel
Paul Gales, Shareholder, GreenbergTraurig

2:50 – 3:10 p.m. | Refreshment Break

3:15 – 4:45 p.m. | Updates from the Auditor General’s Office
1.5 CPEs

4:50 – 5:30 p.m. | Board Meeting

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Reception

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Agenda: Friday

Friday, August 9, 2024


8:00 – 8:50 a.m. | Breakfast

9:00 – 10:20 a.m. | Economic Update
1.5 CPEs

10:30 - 11:50 a.m. | Legislative Update
1.5 CPEs

This session will provide an update for members on a variety of timely legislative issues. A representative from the League of Arizona Cities & Towns will provide an overview of the 2024 legislative session and explain the challenges and opportunities currently facing Arizona cities, towns and counties going forward.

Speaker:
Rene Guillen, Deputy Director, League of Arizona Cities and Towns

12:00 p.m. | CPE Forms & Conference Adjourns

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Hotel

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
3800 E Sunrise Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718


The conference rate is $115 plus tax per night for 1-person occupancy. The room block is available for booking through July 17, 2024. To make your hotel reservation, please click here

The hotel block fills up fast! We recommend registering and booking your hotel room as soon as possible. Please note that you may only book one room per full conference attendee. The hotel group rate will end July 18. Online registration will close July 26.

Please contact info@gfoaz.org if you have any questions.

Rates

$200 Member: Active, Commercial, Associate

$85 Spouse/Guest

$80 Student Member

$300 Non-member; Government Employee

$400 Non-member, Non-government Employee

$300 GFOAz Sponsor

GFOAz Scholarships

GFOAz is pleased to offer four scholarships to the 2024 Summer Conference. Active members are eligible to apply. Four recipients will receive up to $500 to be used toward reimbursement for registration cost, lodging and travel. For scholarship guidelines and to apply, click here.

Please apply by July 1, 2024, to be considered.



Registration Deadlines

Online registration will close on 7/26/24


Cancellation

Advance registrants unable to attend the Conference are eligible to receive a partial refund of your registration fee by sending a written request before July 26, 2024. If a written cancellation request is received before July 26, 2024, a $30 processing fee will be charged regardless of the reason for cancellation (including medical emergencies). Registrants who are unable to attend the conference may appoint a substitute. There will be no refunds for any cancellation after July 26, 2024. Cancellations must be emailed to info@gfoaz.org. Cancellations will not be accepted by telephone.