President's Message
by Ashley VanDeburgh

In just two months, we will be in Orlando for the 52ndAnnual APT US&C Conference.  The conference will be held July 23-26, 2017, at the WALT DISNEY WORLD SWAN AND DOLPHIN RESORT.  It is the perfect venue for both a first rate educational program and lots of activities and restaurants close by for when the conference is done for the day. 


We recently announced that our keynote speaker will be Dr. Ken Eastman of the Center for Executive and Professional Development at the Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University.  His presentation will be From Traditionals to Millenials: Leading Generations at Work, a topic we can all find useful as the nature of the workforce is constantly changing.  Additional details on the conference schedule can be found below, but we have put together a program that includes sessions full of information you can take back to your communities on investments, the economy, and several breakouts on cybersecurity. If you attend all of the scheduled sessions you will receive 12 credit hours of CPEs with an opportunity for more credits if you take any of the optional trainings.
 
I look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Get Early Bird Registration Prices Now


Registration is now open for the Association of Public Treasurers of the US and Canada’s 52nd Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, July 23-26, 2017, and you can get early bird registration rates of $395 for members and $495 for non-members until June 15Click here to register.  You can learn more about the conference by visiting the 2017 Annual Conference website.  You’ll find details on reserving a room and a portal for special Walt Disney World Resort® ticket opportunities. 
 
Our conference theme is Growing Your Financial Knowledge in the Sunshine State, and you can earn a minimum of 12 CPEs with opportunities to earn more by taking the following additional trainings: Cash Handling Workshop, Internal Controls Workshop,  the Certified Public Funds Investment Manager (CPFIM) and Advanced Certified Public Funds Investment Manager (ACPFIM) trainings. 
 
Confirmed sessions include:
 
Investing and Technology – Multi-Bank Securities
Banking RFP Design – JP Morgan
The Future of Consumer Payments – JP Morgan
Cyber Security Challenges, Questions, and Answers – Orange County Tax Collector’s Office
Words of Wall Street: The Language of Fixed Income Investing – FirstSouthwest Asset Management
Investing for Small Governments – Public Trust Advisors
The Family Medical Leave Act – U.S. Department of Labor
Cyber Crimes – U.S. Secret Service
Fixed Income Investing in a Time of Rising Interest Rates – Palm Beach County
Having Fun with Finance - Baird
Benchmarking and Investment Strategy Development - Mischler Financial

Service Awards


Nominations are now open for APT US&C’s Service Award and the Dr. Jackson R.E. Phillips Award.  Association members are eligible for nomination for the APT US&C Service Award for accomplishments or work performed in conjunction with current or prior assignments as a member of any standing or special committee or subcommittee of the organization.  Members of the Board of Directors are not eligible.  The Phillips Award is designed to recognize an APT US&C member for professional leadership in and significant contribution to professional treasury management. 
 
Information on both awards and how to submit a nomination can be found here.

Board of Directors Applications 


The APT US&C Nominating Committee is accepting applications to serve on the Board of Directors.  Serving on the Board of Directors is an excellent way to contribute to the continued growth of the organization.  You will increase your involvement with the organization while also expanding your network of contacts from around the U.S. and Canada.  Click here for an application.

Certification 


If you received your CPFA or ACPFA in 2012, you need to complete and submit a maintenance application by June 1, 2017.
 
Since March, one member has received a new CPFA certification and eight members have completed an accreditation maintenance application. Congratulations to them all!
 
New CPFA:
 
Karen Fowler
City of El Reno, Oklahoma
 
Recertified CPFAs:
 
Michael Engel
City of Trenton, Ohio
 
Annge Horning
City of Tawas City, Michigan
 
Ann Marie Moore
Atlas Township, Michigan
 
Michael Stephens
Town of Wytheville, Virginia
 
Tina Ward
Clinton County, Michigan
 
Doris Weight
Springville City, Utah
 
Roger Wisecup
City of Ames, Iowa

News & Notes


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