Handouts

CEU FORM
ATTENDEE ROSTER

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

Topics and speakers are subject to change.
All sessions will be in the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

TIME SESSION
7:00–8:00 a.m. NETWORKING BREAKFST  (0.0 CGFO/CPA)_
Expo A 1 – A 2
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. REGISTRATION_
Expo Registration Desk
8:00–9:15 a.m. WELCOME AND OPENING GENERAL SESSION (1.5 CGFO/CPE)Welcome to Galveston
Brian Maxwell
, City Manger, City of Galveston
Legislative Update
Bennett Sandlin, Executive Director, Texas Municipal League
Moderator: GFOAT President Robert (Bob) Scott, Assistant City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, City of Carrollton
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Expo Hall B
9:30–10:20 a.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS (1.0 CGFO/CPE)
GASB on the Horizon
David R. Bean, Director of Research and Technical Activities, Government Finance Officers Association; and GFOAT President Robert (Bob) Scott, Assistant City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, City of Carrollton
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Expo Hall B
9:30–10:20 a.m. Practical Issues in Common Collection Practices
Matthew Tepper
, Attorney, MVBA 
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Floral Hall A 1
9:30–10:20 a.m. Budget Hot Topics
Casey J. Srader
, Budget Manager, City of Plano
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Floral Hall A 2
10:20–10:35 a.m. REFRESHMENT BREAK/SPONSOR NETWORKING
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South Lobby Foyer
10:35–11:25 a.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS (1.0 CGFO/CPE)
Learning the Ropes
GFOAT Board and Committee Chairs
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Floral Hall A 2
10:35–11:25 a.m. Employee Benefits
Andrea Cockrell, Administrative Services Manager, City of Plano
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Floral Hall A 1
10:35–11:25 a.m. Trends in Local Government Disclosure: The New World We Live In

Ethan Klos, Treasurer, City of Arlington and Michael C. Lactson, Attorney, West & Associates, LLP
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Expo Hall B

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. LUNCH, BUSINESS MEETING, AND AWARDS
Presiding: GFOAT President Robert (Bob) Scott, Assistant City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, City of Carrollton
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Expo A 1 – A 2
12:45–2:00 p.m. GENERAL SESSION  (1.5 CGFO/CPE)
Update on the Texas Economy
Dr. Mark G. Dotzour, Former Chief Economist of the Real Estate Center, Texas A&M University
Moderator: GFOAT President Robert (Bob) Scott, Assistant City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, City of Carrollton
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Expo Hall B
2:10–3:25 p.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS (1.5 CGFO/CPE)
IT: What Every Financial Officer Needs to Know
Diane Holmes, Information Technology Director/CIO, City of Carrollton
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Floral Hall A 1
2:10–3:25 p.m. GASB Update
David R. Bean, Director of Research and Technical Activities, Governmental Accounting Standards Board
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Expo Hall B
2:10–3:25 p.m. Bond Ratings Panel
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Floral Hall A 2
3:25–3:45 p.m. REFRESHMENT BREAK/SPONSOR NETWORKING
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South Lobby Foyer
3:45–5:00 p.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS (1.5 CGFO/CPE)Texas Economy
Dr. Mark Z. Dotzour, Former Chief Economist of the Real Estate Center, Texas A&M University
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Expo Hall B
3:45–5:00 p.m. Emergency Management Roundtable:  Lessons Learned During Disasters
Steve Parker, Assistant City Manager, City of San Marcos; Cathy Nagel, CMO, Mayor, City of Pine Forest and Larry Yium,  Former Director, Office of Planning and Research, City of Houston Police Department
Yium Handout 1
Yium Handout 2

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Floral Hall A 1
3:45–5:00 p.m. Single Audit/Grant Administration

Celina Cereceres, Audit Partner, Whitley Penn, LLP_

Floral Hall A 2

6:30–9:00 p.m. Hotel Galvez Guided Ghost Tour Dinner 
Along the seawall, you’ll find all the hallmarks of what makes Galveston such an enjoyable stay. The gorgeous sky paintings when the sun sets and rises, the jostling waves crashing on the sandbar, and throngs of people enjoying life on the island. However, the island carries a tragic past. Traces of the most renowned tragedy dot the seawall, where you’ll find memorials of the catastrophic hurricane of 1900 that claimed several thousand lives. And, tucked away in the island’s historic Hotel Galvez, there are other stories that send shivers down the spine.  A buffet dinner and transportation is provided.
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Hotel Galvez

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

Topics and speakers are subject to change.
All sessions will be in the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

TIME SESSION
7:00–8:00 a.m. BREAKFAST (0.0 CGFO/CPA)
This breakfast buffet is for all conference attendees.
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Expo A 1 – A 2
8:10–9:25 a.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS (1.5 CGFO/CPE)AICPA Yellow Book Review – New and Improved
Laura Hyland, CPA, CGMA, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Washington, D.C.
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Floral Hall A 1
8:10–9:25 a.m. Ethics and Internal Controls
Miykael Reeve, County Auditor, Ellis County
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Floral Hall A 2
8:10–9:25 a.m. Building a Better Budget Document
John Fishbein
, Senior Program Manager, Government Finance Officers Association, Washington, D.C.
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Expo Hall B
9:35–10:35 a.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS (1.0 CGFO/CPE)AICPA Audit Update
Laura Hyland, CPA, CGMA, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Washington, D.C.
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Floral Hall A 1
9:35–10:35 a.m. Best Practices in Budgeting and Fiscal Policy
John Fishbein, Senior Program Manager, Government Finance Officers Association, Washington, D.C._
Expo Hall B
9:35–10:35 a.m. Municipal Court: What Every Finance Officer Needs to Know
Wayne Lambert, Municipal Court Director, City of Irving
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Floral Hall A 2
10:40–11:00 a.m. REFRESHMENT BREAK/SPONSOR NETWORKING
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South Lobby Foyer
11:00 a.m. –Noon CLOSING SESSION (1.0 CGFO/CPE)

4th Dimension
 Leadership
Ron Holifield, Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Government Resources
Moderator: GFOAT President Robert (Bob) Scott, Assistant City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, City of Carrollton
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Expo Hall B
Noon Adjourn

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