Got some financial wisdom to share? Submit a session proposal for the Municipal Finance Institute

Jun 1, 2022

The League of California Cities is seeking session proposals for the Municipal Finance Institute, a two-day educational and peer-learning event taking place in Monterey. Scheduled for Dec. 7-8, the conference will bring together more than 100 California city finance directors and city managers to discuss the peculiarities, technicalities, and challenges of municipal finance.

The conference offers opportunities for panel discussions, speed sessions, facilitated discussions, and keynote presentations. Finance professionals licensed as a California Certified Public Accountant through the California Board of Accountancy may be eligible to earn Continuing Professional Education credits through select sessions.

Sessions may not include sales, commercialism, or product promotion of any kind. Proposals must be submitted online through an online session proposal form by June 23. Topics to consider include:

  • Leadership
  • Housing and development fees
  • Public finance and how cities can raise revenue, including via voter-led initiatives
  • How to manage costs, find efficiencies, and other best practices
  • Unfunded pension liability strategies
  • Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement No. 87
  • And other finance manager topics

Member-driven and member-led programming is a cornerstone of Cal Cities’ educational activities, with more than 95% of all programming directly from the open calls for proposals. When preparing a proposal, try to answer the following key questions:

  • Is the topic new or critical for city government?
  • Will it draw a wide audience?
  • Will this issue stimulate action and further important discussion?
  • Does the panel reflect the diversity of California cities (north and south, large and small, urban and rural)?

Thorough, thoughtful, and complete proposals from any individual, group, business, or organization on any topic are welcome. Session proposal tips, along with last year’s schedule and session materials, are available on the Municipal Finance Institute webpage.

For more information contact Associate Manager Katie Pebler.