Introduction to Public Finance

Thu, Mar 30, 2017, 8:00am

Thursday, March 30, 2017
12:30 - 4:30 pm

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Michigan State University
219 S. Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48824

This half-day seminar is being held in conjuction with the 2016 MGFOA Spring Seminar. This session qualifies for 3 CPE Credits - 2 Accounting and 1 General.

Session Description

  • Register for this session using the registration button.
  • The MGFOA is offering its newly developed introductory training session to individuals who may be newly entering the world of public finance, perhaps as a newly hired staff member or an elected official.
  • Veteran members of the MGFOA will give a primer on Budgeting, Fund Balance, Revenue Sources, Financial Reporting, Audits, Investments, Capital Planning and Debt Financing.
  • The session is planned from 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM on March 30, 2017 which is the afternoon prior to the MGFOA/MMTA Spring Seminar. The session will take place at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing where the Spring Seminar will be hosted.
  • Each participant will receive a comprehensive reference manual going into details on each topic and providing sample worksheets and policies.
  • The MGFOA is subsidizing the cost of this new session so that the cost to each participant will be a modest $35.


Introduction 12:30 - 12:35pm


  • Fund Balance
  • Property Tax
  • State Shared Revenue  
12:35 - 1:45pm    
Break 1:45 - 2:00pm
Financial Reporting / Audit 2:00 - 3:00pm
Investments 3:00 - 3:15pm
Break 3:15 - 3:30pm
Capital Planning / Debt Financing 3:30 - 4:25pm
Questions 4:25 - 4:30pm


Intro. to Public Finance
Member $35
Non-Member $35

No refunds will be made for cancellations received after March 17, 2017.

Lodging Information

If you need overnight accommodations, reservations may be made online or by phone with the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at 800-875-5090. The hotel has a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $75.00 plus $5/night hotel fee, which are available under the group code 1703MGFOA& until March 1, 2017.

Online Reservation Instructions:
1. Go to
2. Click on the “Reservations” link at the top of the page
3. Select “Check availability and book now!” link
4. Enter arrival, departure, rooms, and number of adults/children
5. Select “Click Here for Special Rates” and enter the groupcode 1703MGFOA&
6. Click “Check Availability”

Phone Reservation Instructions:
1. Call 800-875-5090 and refer to the group code 1703MGFOA&
2. Monday-Friday 7:30am-7:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm

Hard-Copy Registration Form