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2013 GFOA Fall Seminar
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When: 11/1/2013
Where: The Stoney Creek Inn
Contact: Stuart Haynes

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2013 GFOA Fall Seminar
November 1, 2013
The Stoney Creek Inn
Columbia, MO


Invites you and your staff to the GFOA Fall Seminar


Workshop Schedule:

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Welcome

9:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Definition and overview of long-term financial planning and assessing your readiness for planning

10:30 a.m. -10:40 a.m. Break

10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The financial planning process and strategies for working with the public and elected officials

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Luncheon

1:00 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Financial policies and forecasting

2:25 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. Break

2:35 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Developing strategies for financial health

Download Registration Form or you may go online and register at


About the Seminar:

A long-term financial plan is a collaborative exercise between finance staff and the rest of organization to examine the financial health of the organization and to develop strategies to promote ongoing financial sustainability. In this seminar, Shayne C. Kavanagh, the author of Financing the Future: Long-term Financial Planning for Local Government, will introduce participants to the process of long-term financial planning; describe how to engage a member of the organization in planning; review the technical tools for planning; and explain how to develop strategies that promote the long-term financial health of the organization. The training will feature hands on exercises, tools and templates to help participants apply the concepts they have learned.

Seminar Objectives
Attendees will learn:

  • The fundamental features of a long-term financial plan.
  • The steps to take in order to develop a financial plan.
  • The technical tools for financial planning.
  • How to develop strategies for long-term financial health.

Each person registered for the seminar will receive a copy of the book, Financing the Future: Long-Term Financial Planning for Local Government as a part of the registration for the seminar.

About the GFOA of Missouri

GFOA of Missouri is a non-profit professional organization whose purpose is to improve the practice of governmental finance in the state of Missouri. Our objectives include developing mutually understandable procedures of accounting and financial reporting, budgeting and capital planning, cash management, financial administration, and debt management, encouraging the use of consistent technology, classification, and principles; training qualified public officials and employees; and, identifying ethical, high quality government service.



If hotel accommodations are needed contact Stoney Creek Inn, 2601 South Providence Road, Columbia, MO 65203, telephone (573) 442-6400, Fax (573) 219-5116. Rooms have been set aside for GFOA seminar attendees at the rate of $82.00 per night on a first come first served basis, so make your reservations early. Rooms must be reserved by October 4, 2013, to receive the seminar rate.


From St. Louis: Follow Interstate 70 west to Columbia. Exit Interstate 70 at Exit 126, MO 163/Providence Road. Go South on Providence Road to Stoney Creek Inn, approximately 3 miles on the West side of Providence Road.

From Kansas City: Follow Interstate 70 east to Columbia to Exit 126, MO 163/Providence Road. Go South on Providence Road to Stoney Creek Inn, approximately 3 miles on the West side of Providence Road.

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