Long Island Fall Seminar 2021

 Registration is closed for this event

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | Heritage Club at Bethpage, Farmingdale

Breakfast and Registration (8:30 AM - 9:00 AM)

Civil Service Rules, Procedures, and Challenges on Long Island (9:10 am - 10:00 am) 

Hiring and disciplinary actions for public sector employees is very different from the private sector.  Recruiting qualified persons to fill government finance positions, in addition to retention, turnover and the increasing number of retirements in the profession are confronting all governments.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about how civil service works on Long Island, the employment challenges being faced by governments and ask questions.

1 CPE Specialized Knowledge | 1 GFI Elective Credit

Martha Krisel, Executive Director, Nassau County Civil Service Commission

Philip Cohen, Director of Classifications, Suffolk County Department of Civil Service

ARPA Funding Roundtable:  The 'Then', The 'Now' and the 'What's Next' (10:20 am - 12:00 pm) 

Billions in American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funding are coming to the State and local governments.  Guidance has been issued and continues to be updated regularly.  There are many questions regarding the use of the funds, certification of the use of the funds, and the proper accounting and financial reporting for the funds. 

This program will have a panel of government finance experts from across the services spectrum (legal, advisory, cash management, accounting and auditing, etc.) which will share what we know, what is happening currently and the critical roles government finance officers play in managing and complying with the requirements associated with ARPA funds. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in interactive roundtables to share their 'ARPA stories' with the panel and colleagues.

2 CPE - Specialized Knowledge (Gov't) | 2 GFI Elective Credits

William Cherry, Director of Public Partnerships, Three + One

Gregg Evans, CPA, Partner, The Bonadio Group, LLP

Noah Nadelson, Chief Executive Officer, Munistat, Inc.

Christopher Shishko, Partner, Guercio & Guercio, LLP

Networking Luncheon with Peers and Colleagues (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)





We are excited to be returning in person for our Long Island Fall seminar! As excited as we are to be back in person, we are also sensitive to the changing environment with respect to COVID-19 and are dedicated to hosting an event that has the best interest of our attendees front of mind.

To accomplish this we have updated our attendee policy concerning COVID-19 listed below.

  • NYGFOA is requiring all attendees to be screened on arrival to establish full vaccination status OR a negative test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Vaccination status can be proved by vaccination card or Excelsior Pass. Those who fail to provide either will not be allowed to participate in this seminar.
  • Walk-in registrants must abide by these rules as well.
  • Regardless of vaccination status, NYGFOA requests that masks are worn throughout the day.
  • Masks may be removed while sitting and eating meals.


  • 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. 



  • Cancellation notices must be made in writing and emailed to info@nygfoa.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. 
October 14th, 2021 9:00 AM through  1:00 PM
Heritage Club at Bethpage
99 Quaker Meeting House Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Event Fee(s)
Seminar Fee
Member $95.00
Non-Member $190.00