Municipal Finance Officers Fall Conference
2017 Annual Conference
Renaissance Hotel, Columbus
November 2nd & 3rd, 2017
This year the Municipal Finance Officers Association of Ohio will again be holding its Annual Fall Conference in conjunction with the Ohio Municipal League. Attached to your tentative agenda you will also find OML’s Wednesday tentative agenda. If there is a workshop or topic on OML’s Wednesday agenda that interests you, you are encouraged to attend. However, since this is not part of the MFOA conference there will be a nominal charge of $25.00 for that day. The Municipal Finance Officers Conference is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 2nd and ends Friday, Nov. 3rd.
In order to create a more efficient way of distributing materials, you will receive all available materials in advance of the conference via email. Registering for the conference will require a valid email address. The email will also serve as your registration confirmation. We no longer pass out paper handout packets at the conferences. Please feel free to print out these materials and bring them with you to the Conference and/or download to your personal electronic devices such as an iPad or tablet. It is important for you to decide the best method of using the materials to prepare in advance. We believe a preview of the information can be extremely beneficial in preparing for the Conference. Some presenters may bring handouts with them that were not made available for distribution prior to the conference. Please Note: Emails are sent through the same software as the OML Legislative Bulletin, anyone who has “unsubscribed” from the distribution list must re-subscribe or use a different email address.
In order to ensure the conference materials reach attendees in enough time to prepare we have set a Registration and Payment Deadline of October 23, 2017. All paid registrations will begin receiving the confirmation email with materials on October 25th. If you have any questions about the new registration process please feel free to contact Zoë Wade at either Zwade@omlohio.org or 614-221-4349 ext. 11.
LEGISLATIVE INVITATION ~ NEW
This year OML has invited the 132nd General Assembly to attend the Annual Conference. We ask that you fill out your House and Senate districts on your registration form so that we may add it to your name badge as way for legislators to recognize constituents from their districts.
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS SERVICES PROGRAM ~ NEW
During the Thursday OML General Session individual veterans will be acknowledged and honored during this presentation and will be given DVS Veterans’ Coins and/or DVS pins in recognition of their service. Are you (or your spouse) a military veteran? If so, please let us know by filing out the section on your registration form.
PRIZE RAFFLE ~ NEW
This year the OML will be conducting a prize raffle. Raffle tickets will be sold at the registration desk. You can purchase a raffle ticket for $1. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday and will continue until 5 pm Thursday evening.
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
The annual business meeting of the MFOA will take place Friday during the Breakfast session. During this important meeting, Board members will be elected for a two-year term. Nominations should be submitted to the MFOA offices by October 6th 2017. The Nominating Committee will meet Thursday Morning, November 2nd.
HOTEL AND PARKING
Exhibits, general sessions and workshop sessions will all be held at The Renaissance Hotel, 50 N. 3rd Street, Columbus Ohio 43215.
A special room rate is available for conference attendees. The rate is $159 (King/double). The cut-off date is October 11th, 2017. Parking will be free for all attendees to the conference, whether you are staying at the hotel or driving in for the day, however you MUST valet park at the hotel in order to get the free parking.
Make Reservations in One of Two Ways:
1) By booking through the guest link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/OMLconfattendee
(link is case sensitive)
2) By calling Renaissance Enhanced Group Reservations at: 877-901-6632. Guests will ask for Passkey Reservations and Request Ohio Municipal League Room Block to receive the Group Rate of $159 for a King or Double room
CPE, CPIM & Fiscal Integrity Credits should be available. CPIM Credit numbers will be furnished to participants upon completion of each workshop they attend.