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5 Potential Ways to Boost your Credit Rating

Improve your local government's standing with credit rating agencies using these 5 insights

Build your municipality's credit rating through best practices from PFM Solutions LLC and PFM, one of the nation’s leading independent financial and investment advisors (for more information regarding PFM's services and entities, please visit www.pfm.com). During the webinar, we will discuss best practices around long-term planning, fund balance allocation and management, and rating agency metrics and expectations. With changing economic conditions and looming uncertainty, now is a good time for municipalities to focus on potential measures for shoring up their credit rating.

During the webinar we will be joined by Chris Bamber from PFM Financial Advisors LLC, who will be discussing his experience with credit rating agencies and what potential ways that effective long-range planning can be used to help improve your standing.

One of our main talking points during the webinar will be how to maintain a fiscally conservative budget while addressing municipal challenges. This approach, however, usually gives an inaccurate impression of a local government’s future projection, so we will also cover how to create long term plans that convey growth while addressing budgetary concerns.

One way to weather both short term expenses and long-term challenges is by maintaining a healthy and accessible fund balance. We will cover what credit rating agencies typically view as an appropriate fund balance as well as the important ratios and metrics in seeking to track to make sure your fund balance aligns with agency guidelines.

Learn how you could potentially boost your municipal credit rating by signing up for the webinar through the provided link!
Why attend?
  • Learn about credit rating agency expectations

  • Take-away best practices from public finance industry experts

  • See how appropriate fund balance affects credit ratings

Who should attend?
Government Finance Professionals, City Counsel Members, Mayors, City Directors and Administrators, Chief Financial Officers, Financial Planning Professionals
Speakers
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Kevin Corelli, Senior Marketing Coordinator at PFM - Synopsis
Kevin is the marketing coordinator for Synopsis, PFM's purpose-built planning tool for local governments and school districts. He is responsible for outreach, branding, and content production for Synopsis, and has been with the company for approximately 1 year.
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Chris Bamber, Senior Managing Consultant at PFM Financial Advisors LLC
Chris joined PFM in 2008 and currently serves as a senior managing consultant in the firm’s Harrisburg office. Chris focuses primarily on PFM’s local government practice in Pennsylvania, advising school districts, townships, boroughs, counties and municipal authorities on the issuance and management of taxable and tax-exempt bond issues for new money and refunding purposes, interest rate swaps and long range budget planning, and pro-forma analysis. He worked on a variety of large and complex financings spanning the spectrum of public finance, including the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority, Bethlehem Area School District, the School District of Pittsburgh, and several other local governments and authorities in Pennsylvania. In this capacity, he specializes in the financial modeling and quantitative analysis that is needed to advise clients on complex financing structures.

Organizer:

Synopsis, powered by Synario, is a tiered financial planning solution capable of modeling the challenges of any size institution. From small local municipalities to large city and state governments, Synopsis offers clarity, credibility, and consensus to the financial planning process. ...
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