“Raging Storm: Funding Storm Water Needs” – Webinar
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 17
CSMFO Coaching Program
Virtually every community in California is facing significant and unfunded needs within the spectrum of storm water. The problems are no longer maintaining a permit and providing basic services to comply with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). It has evolved into a veritable raging financial storm, which can engulf the general fund. It is imperative that you review your needs, develop a storm water master plan, and consider the tools in your financial toolbox. This effort must be broad-based, across virtually all departments, and include a healthy dialogue within your community. A ten-step funding program will be part of the discussion.
Advance registration required for this no-charge webinar:
1. What's a ten-step plan to finance storm water requirements?
2. What tools are available for developing storm water plans and financing?
3. What can we learn from experiences in other communities?
* Tim Seufert, Managing Director, NBS
* Dan Schaaf, Engineer/Principal, Schaaf & Wheeler
* Lalo Perez, Administrative Services Director/CFO, Palo Alto, CA
CSMFO Color Commentator:
* Tim Kirby, Finance Director, Sunnyvale, CA
Audience: local government finance professionals and others with storm water planning and financial responsibilities.
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CPE Credits: If you are a member of CSMFO and wish to obtain CPE credit, you need to register and attend in your name, respond to at least 75% of the live polling questions, and pay $25 to CSMFO after notice from CSMFO following the webinar. After payment, CSMFO emails the CPE certificate as a PDF.
Post-Webinar Group Discussions
Many agencies are organizing groups to participate in the webinars (live or recorded) and discuss the topics among themselves after the webinars. Some are summarizing their discussions and distributing them to managers throughout their organizations. Use the CSMFO Coaching Program as an effective way to enhance professional development in your agency. Here are some discussion starters for this session:
a. What's the status of our agency's storm water planning?
b. What financing requirements do we have?
c. What strategies and approaches from today's webinar would we like to pursue?
MORE RESOURCES--See the "Coaching Corner" at www.csmfo.org/coaching for valuable resources to boost your career. These include a Financial Management Skills Inventory, Resource Matrix, Coaches Gallery of 24 volunteer CSMFO Coaches willing to help you on a one-to-one basis, and an archive of digital recordings and materials from past webinars at www.csmfo.org/training/webinars.
Enjoy the resources to help you succeed in local government finance.