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Western Summer Seminar 2024

Thursday, July 18, 2024 | Terry Hills Golf Course, Batavia

9:00 am | 9-hole Golf (separate registration)

11:30 am- 12:00 pm | Seminar Registration  

12:00 - 1:00 pm | Networking Luncheon

1:00 - 1:10 pm | Welcoming Remarks

1:10 - 2:25 pm |  Municipal Procurement and the Law

This interactive session will cover the legalities and challenges in the world of municipal purchasing, bidding, and piggybacking requirements.  In addition to a presentation, attendees will have time to discuss the topic at their tables and, at the end of the session, ask questions and share best practices.

Presenter:  Jeffrey Swiatek, Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP  

1.5 CPE Specialized Knowledge // 1.5 GFI Elective Credits

2:25 - 2:45 pm  |  Afternoon Break

2:45 - 4:00 pm  | Governmental Accounting Software Roundtable - Challenges and Best Practices // NYGFOA Services Overview

This entirely interactive session features discussions on a topic close to most (if not all) government finance officers - governmental accounting software.  Small groups will discuss the types of software utilized in their entity, the pros and cons of the systems used, and a sharing of best practices when choosing, implementing, and upgrading accounting software systems.  Facilitators from the small groups will share what was discussed with everyone.   

The last 15 minutes of the session will feature a review of the many services available to NYGFOA members (but which you may not be aware!).

1.5 CPE Accounting  //  1.5 GFI Elective Credits 

4:00 - 5:00 pm | Networking Happy Hour



  • Upon registering for this event, you agree to the below policies. 


  • Payment should be made in advance or brought with you to the seminar.
  • Pre-registration is preferred.
  • On-site registrations are accepted; however, there will be an additional fee of $10.00. 
  • If you need a hard copy of the registration form, please contact the office. 


  • CPE and GFI credit can be earned by verified attendees of the Seminar. 


  • Cancellation notices must be made in writing and emailed to
  • Cancellations made up to one week prior to the event, will be refunded the registration fee less an administrative fee of $15.00.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than one week before the event; the registrant is liable for the full amount of registration.
  • No Shows are liable for all registration fees. 

Recording & Use of Photography Policy:

  • By registering for this seminar, you give NYGFOA the right to publish and distribute photos and/or videos taken of you during the program.

Personal Information Policy:

  • NYGFOA may collect, store, or transmit your personal identifiable information such as name, address, contact information, preferences, demographic information, as well as any hotel or travel requests you provide us. This information is necessary for the facilitation of registration services for you. This information may be shared with other 3rd parties such as travel or lodging providers.

ADA Policy:

  • If you require special accessibility or accommodations please email Mandie at
July 18th, 2024 from 11:30 AM to  5:00 PM
Terry Hills Golf Course
5122 Clinton Street
Batavia, NY 14020
Event Fee(s)
Seminar Fee
Member $85.00
Non-Member $170.00
Golf (must also register for the seminar as well) $45.00