Welcome to KSGFOA.
20th Annual Midwest Regional Public Finance Conference (MRPFC)
April 9-10, 2015
Early registration for the conference ends March 31
104 S. Broadway St.
Wichita, Kan. 67202
"Tea Parties, Whigs and Compromise: The Historical Roots of American Government-Business Relations"
Dr. John R. Bartle is Dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, and a Professor of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and the author of three books on public finance and budgeting. Bartle has worked in city and state government, and for state and national nonprofit research organizations on tax policy issues.
Van Riper Session
Dr. Kriz serves at the Director of the Kansas Public Finance Center at Wichita State University. His primary research areas include public pensions, debt economics, financial risk, economic policy and transportation finance. His recent work includes publishing "The Impact of Subnational Fiscal Policies on Economic Growth: A Dynamic Analysis Approach" in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.
Van Riper Session
Dr. Hildreth previously served as the Regents Distinguished Professor of Public Finance at Wichita State University. As Director of the Kansas Public Finance Center from 1994-2009, governors appointed him to high-level tax and infrastructure financing assignments, and he led several research teams on significant state-wide policy issues. His recent work includes projects to train Fellows and Residents of the CDC Public Health Prevention Service in public budgeting and finance.
Optional Preconference Sessions
"Intermediate Accounting for the KMAAG User"
Scot Loyd is a Partner with Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC where he is in charge of a diversified governmental practice relating to states, counties, cities, schools and other government entities. He also audits financial institutions. Loyd holds several certifications including Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
"The Built Game: Utilizing Games to Enhance Community Dialogue and Understanding"
Paula Downs is the Project Director of the South Central Kansas Prosperity Plan at Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs. She engages partners, stakeholders and governments in issues of transportation, environment, workforce, natural resources and community design.
Optional pre-conference session • Anticipated Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours • Nationally-recognized presenters • Networking opportunities including luncheon and reception • In the heart of downtown Wichita, walking distance to Old Town entertainment district.
Our Mission Statement.
The Kansas Government Finance Officers Association promotes excellence in financial management through the professional development of public servants in the State of Kansas, using education, networking, legislative interaction and technology.