2018 Municipal Debt Symposium
This symposium is designed to educate public entities about the aspects of debt financing, new debt instruments, federal compliance, and updates in the field of public finance. This symposium will provide a great opportunity to prepare staff to meet upcoming challenges involved with today’s debt issues. A must-attend!
(Tentative, subject to change)
|7:30 AM||Registration/Breakfast Buffet
Dan McAllister, Treasurer-Tax Collector; County of San Diego
|8:35 AM||Keynote Speaker: San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan|
Our panel of education finance experts will speak to many of the issues impacting schools throughout California. This information will prove helpful as your agency plans for their future.
Scott Patterson, Deputy Superintendent, Business Services; Grossmont Union High School District
Robert Miyashiro, Vice President; School Services of California
Ken Kapphahn, Principal Fiscal & Policy Analyst; Legislative Analyst’s Office
Developing Your Message to The Community
If your agency issues any kind of debt, you will not want to miss this panel! Together, the panelists bring a wealth of experience and knowledge of steps to take to best deliver your message to the voters.
Mike Lee, Public Affairs Supervisor; San Diego County Water Authority
Jared Boigon, Partner; TBWB Strategies, San Francisco
Timothy McLarney, Ph.D., President; True North Research
Municipal Market Update: Bond Issuance Considerations
Our panelists represent a cross-section of the key personnel involved in issuing debt to make sure your debt issuance dreams are fulfilled in a positive way.
Michelle Issa, Senior Managing Director, Partner; Public Resources Advisory Group
Jen Hansen, Director; Standard & Poor’s
Jim Grandinetti, Partner, Head of Portfolio Management; Gurtin Municipal bond Management
Lunch is served
Assembling Your Bond Financing Team
If there’s one thing that all our panelists agree on, it’s that you need the best team for the best outcome of your bond issues. Each of our panelists will share with us their experiences in assembling their successful teams!
Dr. Paul Gothold, Superintendent; San Diego County Office of Education
Gregory Ottinger, Chief Business Officer, San Diego Unified School District
Andre Douzdjian, Department Director; San Diego Association of Governments
Scott Brickner, CFO/Treasurer; San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
Billions to Spend: A Case Study
Joining us for this session are the Los Angeles Times reporters who uncovered a $5.7 billion bond boondoggle. The bonds in question were issued by Los Angeles community colleges and didn’t exactly fulfill the goals that school officials originally intended.
Gene Cubbison, Former Reporter; NBC 7 San Diego
Michael Finnegan, Reporter; Los Angeles Times
Gale Holland, Reporter; Los Angeles Times
Deadline to register: November 28, 2018 or until filled to capacity.
Seating is limited; register early!
Group Registration Form
You may optionally use this form to register a large group and receive a single invoice.
An invoice will be sent to the email address provided during registration. Checks can be made payable to "San Diego County Symposium Fund" and mailed to:
County Treasurer-Tax Collector
Attn: Symposium Coordinator
1600 Pacific Highway, Room 102
San Diego, CA 92101
Credit card payments are not accepted at this time. Although no refunds or credits will be given for cancellations, you may opt to send a substitute from your organization.
County of San Diego employees may pay via DART transfer.
For additional information, please contact: