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Midwest Regional Public Finance Conference

Register for the 20th Annual Midwest Regional Public Finance Conference (MRPFC)

20th Annual Midwest Regional Public Finance Conference (MRPFC)
April 9-10, 2015

Early registration for the conference ends March 31

Ambassador Hotel
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.

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Full membership is open to accounting, financial or administrative officials (elected or appointed) whose duties encompass significant responsibilities for accounting or financial systems, from all units of government in Kansas: State, County, School (including Colleges and Universities), City, and Special Districts as voting members with full privileges. Individuals holding teaching positions in Government Finance or Accounting at accredited Colleges or Universities may also become full members. The full membership fee is $50.00 annually. Associate Membership is available to those not eligible to be a full member, but who are interested in the principals and practices of government finance. Associate members do not have voting privileges and may not serve on the Board of Directors. The annual fee is $250.00 and includes membership for 3 named individuals and membership in any sub-state chapters of KSGFOA. Student memberships are available for those individuals enrolled full time at an accredited academic institution and pursuing a course of Study in governmental finance or accounting. Student memberships are $5.00 per year.

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