Virginia Government Finance Officers' Association
2016 Spring Conference - Virginia Beach, VA
May 4 - 6, 2016
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The VGFOA 2016 Spring Conference was held at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel in Virginia Beach, VA on May 4-6, 2016.

Session Presentations:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016:
Cherry Bekaert's 5th Annual Local Government Benchmarking Study Results - Sharon Day, Cherry Bekaert LLP
GASB Update - What's Next? - Megan Argenbright and Matt Heatwole, Brown Edwards and Company, LLP
Time-Saving Calculations in Microsoft Excel 2013 - Jean Lacoste, Virginia Tech University
Staying Ahead of the Curve: Saving Money by Auditing Your 457 - Mike Beczkowski, Bolton Partners, Inc.
Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit - Mark Lynne, Bolton Partners, Inc.
101 Ways to Use a CAFR - Ann Shawver, Radford University
Utility Rate Setting and Virginia’s 2015 Rate Survey - Lori Kroll, Draper Aden Associates
Cash Flow Budgeting Can Lead to Your “Bucket List” - Reid Andrews and Vanessa Hubbard, Wells Fargo
Can Your Organization Be More Efficient? How to Take Advantage of Shared Service Centers - Eileen Roberts, JPMorgan Chase
The State of Security - Tram Jewett, CliftonLarsonAllen

Thursday, May 5, 2016:
Keynote Session - Trusted Finance Diplomats for Our Commonwealth World - Deborah Roberts, University of Virginia
Forming a Regional Entity - Elmer Hodge; Brian Key, Bedford Regional Water Authority; Mike McEvoy and Gary Robertson, Western Virginia Water Authority
VRS Update and GASB 68 - Barry Faison, Virginia Retirement System
Planning for the Future: The New Finance Officer - Heather Johnston, City of Burnsville
Exercising Your Rights – “Auditing” Your Shared-Savings Construction Projects - Mike Garber and Betsy Hedrick, PB Mares LLP
Beyond K-I-S-S: Tips and Techniques for Working With and for Governing Bodies - Sheila Minor, Minor and Associates, PLLC
Economic Development Strategies and Initiatives - David Rose, Davenport and Company LLC
FOIA Updates and Challenges - Mark Flynn, Advantus Strategies; Stephanie Hamlett, Virginia Resources Authority
New Uniform Grants Guidance Cost Principals and Their Impact on VA Local Government - Nelson Clugston and Jason Jennings, Maximus, Inc.
What Works to Contain Health Care Costs - Beth Kellar, Center for State and Local Government Excellence
Speed Coaching - Pat Pate, City of Manassas
Modernizing Technology Effectively - Sheryl Bailey, Patsy Brown and Barry Condrey, Chesterfield County
Certificate Program Common Reporting Deficiencies - Rob Churchman, Cherry Bekaert LLP

Friday, May 6, 2016:
Building a Water Treatment Plant Using the Progressive Design Build Process - Paul Delphos, Black & Veatch; Brian Key, Bedford Regional Water Authority
Population Health: Beyond ROI - The Organizational Economics of Value - Kevin Cowden and Kerry Smith, Wells Fargo
Impostor Fraud - Do You Know Whom You're Paying? - Jamie Wells, Wells Fargo
Professional Development, What Should I Do? - Bruce Chase and Ann Shawver, Radford University