Long Island Spring Seminar 2022

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | Irish Coffee Pub, East Islip

9:00 - 9:30 am | Registration  

9:30 - 9:40 am | Welcoming Remarks

9:40 am - 10:30 am | Cannabis and Local Government - Coming into Focus 

The process of instituting the rules and regulations for the promotion and sale of recreational cannabis in New York has been slow but steady.  This session provides an update on where the process stands, what we can expect in 2022, and its impact on local governments.  

1 CPE Specialized Knowledge (Gov't)  | 1 GFI Elective Credit

John Kolesar, Attorney - Cannabis Industry Team, Harris Beach, PLLC

10:40 am to 11:30 AM  | Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies - A Primer

The use of blockchain technology to manage business processes and the widening acceptance of cryptocurrencies in the digital marketplace are changing how business is conducted.  This session will provide a primer on how blockchain technologies and cryptcurrencies got their start, how they have evolved, and where they may be going.

1 CPE Advisory Services | 1 GFI Elective Credit

Thomas Riggs, JD, CPA, MAS, Partner - Director Financial Services (Tax), PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP

11:40 am to 12:30 pm  | Roundtable Discussion and Practice Sharing - Use of and Reporting for ARPA Funds

This interactive session provides attendees with an opportunity to discuss with their peers and colleagues how their entity is utilizing the first and upcoming second tranche of ARPA funds and their experiences with reporting on their use of funds to the Federal government.  Members of the NYGFOA Long Island Region Council and Advisory Board will serve as facilitators for the discussion with questions being addressed, and best practices shared, at the end of the session.

1 CPE Specialized Knowledge (Gov't) | 1 GFI Elective Credit

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Networking Luncheon




  • 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 - Seminar attendees can earn up to 3 CPE credits.
  • GFI  - Seminar attendees can earn up to 3 GFI elective credits.     


  • 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. 

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ADA Policy:

  • If you require special accessibility or accommodations please email Mandie at connell@nygfoa.org
June 15th, 2022 9:00 AM through  1:30 PM
Irish Coffee Pub
131 Carleton Ave
East Islip, NY 11730-1801
Event Fee(s)
Seminar Fee
Member $95.00
Non-Member $190.00