Central Summer Seminar 2019

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August 7, 2019 | Drumlins Country Club, Syracuse 

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Registration and Light Networking Snacks


10:00 AM - 10:10 AM | Opening Remarks


10:10 AM - 11:00 AM | Municipal Cooperative Health Benefit Plans:  Right for Your Entity?

1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI Elective Credit

Steven Locey, Principal, Locey & Cahill, LLC and Armory Associates, LLC

Session Learning Objectives

  • What municipal cooperative health benefits plans are.
  • How these plans help participants manage and control health insurance and prescription costs in their entities.
  • The process for a municipal entity to join and participate in a municipal cooperative health benefit plan.


11:10 AM - 12:00 PM | Strategies to Bring More Investors to Your Bond Issue  

1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI Elective Credit

Christine Crowley, CIPMA, Vice President, Fiscal Advisors & Marketing, Inc.

Session Learning Objectives

  • What municipal bond investors want to see when a deal goes to market.
  • Why it is important to consider your entity’s bond rating more often than just when issuing debt.
  • What investors are researching when looking at a bond issuance’s Official Statement and post-issuance filings. 


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Lunch


1:10 PM - 2:00 PM | Accounting and Auditing Standards Update   

1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI Elective Credit

Leonard Carissimo, CPA, Partner, D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP

Session Learning Objectives

  • Learn about key developments in accounting, auditing, and financial reporting that affect state and local governments.
  • Become familiar with important issues in public sector auditing.
  • Learn about significant GASB projects on its current technical agenda.
  • Become familiar with the new GASB pronouncements and due process documents.


2:10 PM - 3:00 PM | Automating Your Payables

1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI Elective Credit

Peter Johnsen, Executive Director - Treasury Services, JP Morgan

Session Learning Objectives

  • What products are in the market to help public entities automate and streamline payables. 
  • What the benefits and costs of automating payables are.
  • What protections are available to mitigate fraud when automating payables.


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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.




Cancellation notices must be made in writing and may be emailed to info@nyfoa.org.

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.

Upon registering for this event, you agree to this policy.

August 7th, 2019 9:00 AM   through   3:00 PM
Drumlins Country Club
800 Nottingham Rd
Syracuse, NY 13224
United States
Seminar Fee
2019 Seminar
Member $ 75.00
Non-Member $ 150.00