Center for State and Local Finance Offering 3-Day Course On Debt Management

Note: This is is not a course offering in the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy, therefore credit will not be awarded. 

January 24 - 26, 2018, the Center for State and Local Finance will offer a three-day course to help city and county officials hone their debt management skills and avoid pitfalls. Topics will include evaluating an organization’s debt policy, understanding bond type selection, legal disclosures, and IRS regulations.

Whether this is your first introduction to debt issuance or you’re a more seasoned debt administrator, professional development is an important part of ensuring you stay on top of new policies and practices.

The course will feature industry experts from several organizations, including Asset Preservation Advisors, the Internal Revenue Service and J.P. Morgan.

Kimberly Greer, assistant city manager with Johns Creek, said the course helped prepare her for a $40 million bond issuance and maintain the city’s Aaa and AAA credit ratings from Moody’s Investor Services and S&P Global Ratings, respectively.

“As we reviewed the preliminary official statement and planned out our meetings with the rating agencies, the first thing I did was find my notes and presentation from the class project,” she wrote in an email. “Thank you for spending the time to weave in all the real-life examples into class and broaden my understanding so I could ask our municipal advisor better questions.”