North Country Fall Seminar 2019

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November 14, 2019 |  Lake Placid Olympic Center, Lake Placid

9:00 - 10:00 AM | Registration, Networking and Coffee

10:00 - 10:10 AM | Welcoming Remarks

10:10 - 11:25 AM | The Basics of Capital Project Planning for Small Governments
1.5 CPE - GSK | 1.5 GFI Elective Credits

  • Who is involved in planning and executing a public sector capital project.
  • What are the most common financing mechanisms for capital projects.
  • Strategies for monitoring and sustaining a capital plan in small government entities.
  • What programs from the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation are available to assist in financing capital projects including water and sewer systems.  

Jeanine Rodgers Caruso, President/Municipal Advisor, Fiscal Advisors & Marketing, Inc.

Brian McClintock, Finance Manager, NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation

11:30 - 12:30 PM | Networking Lunch 

12:35 - 1:50 PM | Technology Assessments and Cybersecurity Risks for Small Governments
1.5 CPE – GSK | 1.5 GFI Elective Credits

  • What is involved in a technology assessment for a small government?
  • What are the most common cybersecurity risk vulnerabilities faced by small governments?
  • What is ransomware and what steps small governments can take to avoid being a victim? 
  • Low tech/low-cost methods which small governments can use to mitigate the chance of their computer systems being hacked.  

Scott Wilson, Owner, Illuminating Concepts, LLC


1:50 - 2:00 PM | Break


2:00 - 3:15 PM | Fiscal Stress Monitoring for Small Governments:  Components, Assessment Tools and Assistance
1.5 CPE – GSK | 1.5 GFI Elective Credits

  • What is the Office of the State Comptroller’s Fiscal Stress Monitoring System?
  • What financial condition factors are considered and how are they weighed when compiling a fiscal stress score.
  • What tools are available for small governments to use in addressing weaknesses identified in a fiscal stress monitoring report. 
  • Types of assistance the State can provide to governments undergoing a period of fiscal stress.  

Jay Phillips, Associate Examiner, Local Official Training Unit, Office of the State Comptroller


3:30 - 4:30 PM | Tour of Olympic Sports Facility. 

This complimentary tour will be of both Olympic Arenas and their unique Olympic history, as well as pointing out other venues and places in view that share this history. We will also watch the final minutes of the 1980 "Miracle On Ice" game and learn more of the behind the scene stories regarding that unique event. This is a complimentary tour, but we ask that you RSVP on the next payment page so we know how many tickets to purchase. 

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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. 



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Cancellations made up to one week prior to the event will be refunded the registration fee, less an administrative charge 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.

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November 14th, 2019 9:00 AM   through   3:30 PM
Lake Placid Olympic Center
2634 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946
United States
Seminar Fee
2019 Fees
Member $ 50.00
Non-Member $ 50.00
After Seminar Tour $ 0.00