Western Holiday Seminar 2022

Tuesday December 13, 2022 | The Foundry, Buffalo

10:30 - 11:00 am | Registration, Networking, and Coffee
11:00 - 11:10 am | Welcoming Remarks

11:10 am - 12:00 pm | Economic Update 
1 CPE - Advisory Services | 1 GFI Elective Credit

Inflation, rising interest rates, the mid-term elections, and continuing supply chain challenges have all come together to make managing public sector dollars a challenge.  This session will provide a high-level view of what is happening in the economy and what we may be able to expect in 2023.

Kyle Larson, CFA, Vice President and Senior Wealth Investment Advisor, M&T Bank/Wilmington Trust

12:00 - 1:00 pm | Lunch

1:10 pm - 2:00 pm | The Latest from GASB 
1 CPE - Accounting | 1 GFI Elective Credit

This session will review the following pronouncements issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) in 2022:

  • Statement No. 99: Omnibus 2022
  • Statement No. 100: Accounting Changes and Error Corrections - an amendment of GASB Statement No. 62
  • Statement No. 101: Compensated Absences

Come, learn the latest, and have your questions answered.

Randy Shepard, CPA, Partner, Bonadio & Co., LLP

2:10 - 3:00 pm | Cannabis in New York - An Update
1 CPE Advisory Services  | 1 GFI Elective Credit

As we come closer to the beginning of legal sales of recreational cannabis in New York, what do local government officials need to know?  Learn about the latest rules and regulations regarding cannabis dispensaries, and have your questions answered.  

Patrick 'PJ' Hines, Partner and Hemp & Medical Cannabis Practice Co-Leader, Hodgson Russ, LLP

3:00 - 4:00 pm | Holiday Networking Reception



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

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  • 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 connell@nygfoa.org
December 13th, 2022 10:30 AM through  4:00 PM
The Foundry on Elmwood
1738 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14207
Event Fee(s)
Seminar Fees
Member $80.00
Non-Member $80.00