American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Webinar

Thu, Jun 3, 2021, 9:00am - 10:30am

American Rescue Plan Act - What you Need to Know!

This webinar is designed to update you on the latest information on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 and its impact on local units. The GFOA's Federal Liaison Center has examined recent guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury regarding the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund and will present its interpretation of such topics as certification of funds, potential allocations to your jurisdiction, allowable expenditures & more. In addition, speakers from Miller Canfield, PFM and Plante Moran will provide guidance and suggestions for actions your community can take today to begin preparing and strategizing for how to make the most of this once in a lifetime funding opportunity.


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Speaker Bios

Marie Stiegel, CPA, a senior manager with Plante Moran, serves as the industry technical leader for Plante Moran’s governmental practice and has over 14 years of experience specializing in government.  In this role, she collaborates with governmental clients and internal engagement teams to uphold high-quality standards and develop solutions to technical accounting and auditing issues.  She also leads Plante Moran’s governmental professional standards team and oversees technical trainings and technical communications to internal teams and clients.  She led the firm’s governmental industry implementation of the GASB fiduciary, pension, and OPEB standards.  Marie is the co-chair of the MGFOA standards committee.

Ms. Kari L. Shea, CPA, a principal with Plante Moran has more than 18 years of experience serving governmental clients. Her areas of focus include providing permanent and temporary accounting for governmental clients as well as managing governmental audits. Her focus goes beyond job organization and management, training and supervision of staff, and communication with clients to include: assistance with design and review of internal control systems, financial forecasting and developing strategic plans for multi-year budgeting, management of compliance audits of federally funded programs, and general business consulting. No matter what the project or client, she strives to keep her team moving on an efficient and effective path. Kari is the chair of the MGFOA Professional Development Committee.

Jeff Aronoff is a principal and deputy practice group leader of Miller Canfield’s Public Law group. Jeff specializes in all types of public finance and securities, including municipal infrastructure finance and economic development finance for cities, villages, counties, townships and various local and regional authorities, both as bond counsel and underwriter/purchaser's counsel. He also regularly advises governmental clients on general matters including economic development initiatives, fiscal distress issues and public-private collaboration. In addition to his broad-based work with municipalities and bond purchasers, Jeff has special expertise in airport finance and conduit financing for tax-exempt organizations and small manufacturers. He also regularly represents intergovernmental and regional entities designed to manage large public assets and implement regional economic development programs.

Michael Nadol is a Managing Director with the PFM Group and President of PFM Group Consulting LLC, specializing in public sector financial sustainability and workforce strategies. At PFM, he has advised governments nationally on long-range financial planning for more than 20 years, and served two terms as an appointed advisor to GFOA’s national committee on Governmental Budgeting and Fiscal Policy. Prior to joining PFM, Mike served the City of Philadelphia, PA as Deputy Mayor, Director of Labor Negotiations, and Director of Finance.