Workshops & Training


MEGFOA’s Fall Training Workshop REMOTE sponsored by Maine Government Finance Officers Association – 10/20/22

Location: Remote Access – Live Webinar via ZOOM
Time:  Registration/Sign-On: 8:45am-9:00am; Workshop: 9:00am-2:00pm
Cost:  $25 (Zoom)
Presenters: Peter Lacey, Tax Division Director, Maine Revenue Service, Kate Dufour, Advocacy and Communications Director, MMA, Representatives from Trio and MUNIS; Jason Simcock, VP, Dir. of Government Banking, Androscoggin Bank and Brian McLeod, VP, Information Security Officer, Androscoggin Bank; Shana Cook Mueller, Esq. and Amanda Methot, Esq. Bernstein Shur; and Julia Henze, Brunswick Finance Director

 

Course Information:

9:00am – 9:50am  Administering LD 290, the Senior Property Tax Stabilization Law
Peter Lacey, Tax Division Director, Maine Revenue Service
Kate Dufour, Advocacy and Communications Director, MMA
Representatives from Trio and MUNIS

Your Assessor has received a pile of Stabilization applications.  Now you have to implement the freeze.   Get your questions answered by the experts and hear how two municipal software companies are addressing the new law.

9:50am – 10:00am  Break

10:00am – 10:50am Cybersecurity: How to Protect Your Municipality
Jason Simcock, VP, Dir. of Government Banking, Androscoggin Bank
Brian McLeod, VP, Information Security Officer, Androscoggin Bank

Learn the latest in cybersecurity threats and how to mitigate risk through best practices and utilizing fraud protection tools/banking services.

10:50am – 11:00am  Break

11:00am – 11:50am  All about TIFs – New TIFs, Amendments, Affordable Housing TIFs
Shana Cook Mueller, Esq. and Amanda Methot, Esq. Bernstein Shur
Everything you wanted to know about tax increment financing but were afraid to ask.  Get a refresher or learn it new.  

11:50am – 12:00pm  MEGFOA Annual Business Meeting     view Agenda

12:00pm – 1:00pm  Luncheon

1:00pm – 1:50pm Getting Your Time Back: Strategies to Improve Your Personal and Organizational Productivity
Julia Henze, Brunswick Finance Director & GFOA Time Back Challenge Winner
Are you hesitant to take on new or big projects because it’s all you can do to keep up with your current tasks?  Learn about key drivers of wasted time and strategies to combat them.  

 

Agenda for MEGFOA's Annual Business Meeting (PDF)

 

Training valid for 4.0 CPE Hours
 

HYBRID CHANGE FEE & CANCELLATION POLICY:
Notification of registration changes or cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations and registration changes (switching from in-person to virtual or vice versa) received before October 13th will be assessed a $10 administrative fee for processing. Any cancellation or change received after October 13th will be charged the full registration fee.

Please complete this form to cancel your registration: http://www.memun.org/TrainingResources/WorkshopsTraining/Cancellations.aspx.
If you have questions, please contact the Educational Services Office at (800) 452-8786 or (207) 623-8428 or training@memun.org.




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