Topic #1: Local Government Finance & Emergency Management - A Finance Officer's Role
Speaker: Steve Flaherty, Nelson Ho and Alec Tune, City and County of San Francisco
Description: When the next catastrophic earthquake or wildfire comes to your California community, how will you respond as a local government Finance Officer? A 500-year flood? A cyber-attack on your financial and human resources (HR) systems? In Part I of this two-part presentation, hear from a professional emergency manager and finance professional about how to set the stage for the recovery of response-related costs through federal and state disaster assistance. Hear tips on how to effectively integrate finance with your local emergency management organization, how to build disaster cost recovery into your finance and HR systems, and other best practices and tools to help you do the job when the time comes. In Part II, you will hear from experienced information technology (IT) auditors on best practices for protecting your systems, preventing cyber-security breaches, and recovering your systems when they fail. Particular focus will include recovery of IT processes, systems, applications, and network assets used to support critical business processes.
Topic #2: The Advancing California Finance Authority: A Tool for Public Infrastructure Finance
Speaker: Brad Paul and Max Lelu, MTC/ABAG
Description: This presentation will introduce ABAG/MTC’s conduit bond issuing program, called the Advancing California Finance Authority (ACFA). Since 1978, ACFA has issued over $8 billion in tax-exempt bonds on behalf of municipal infrastructure, 12,000 units of affordable housing, non-profit facilities, schools and healthcare facilities. Cities in particular can achieve significant cost and time savings by using a third party bond issuer like ACFA. In the last 18 months, ACFA implemented some operational changes that have made us a more agile financing partner, including a revised fee schedule, streamlined board structure, online application and increased staffing.
Qualifies for 2 CPE credits