Kansas Government Finance Officers Association

The Kansas Government Finance Officers Association (KSGFOA) partners with Wichita State University’s Public Policy and Management Center to provide membership development and operational support for the association. In addition, WSU staff provides conference planning, board support, marketing assistance and financial management support to the association.

Learn more about Kansas Government Finance Officers Association here.

20th Annual KSGFOA Public Finance Conference

The Kansas Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to present a series of workshops for those involved in the financial affairs of municipalities, counties, schools, state agencies, utilities and special authorities.

October 9-11, 2019 (add to outlook calendar) 

2019 Registration - Open now

Sponsored by:

RaymondJamesLogo       BSAlogo   Tyler Technologies     George K. Baum      BKD   PaymentusLogo
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2019 Keynote Speakers 

Thursday keynote: Mike Conduff, president/CEO of The Elim Group
"Living and Leaving a Local Government Legacy" by Mike Conduff, president/CEO of The Elim Group, a governance, leadership, training, speaker and consulting firm. 

Conduff has 40+ years of leadership, management, and governance experience. He is considered one of the country's leading experts in the field of municipal and not-for-profit governance. He earned his B.S. in civil engineering at the University of New Hampshire and his MBA from Pittsburg State University. He's a multiple time best-selling author. 


Friday keynote: updated information coming soon!  

2019 Conference Schedule at a Glance

Topics this year include:

  • Infrastructure Financing
  • GASB Updates
  • GFOA Values & Ethics
  • Internal Controls and How to Prevent Fraud 
  • Buried Danger: ID Red Flags in Construction Projects 
  • Threat of Large Decreases in Taxes 
  • Data Privacy 
  • Financial Wins from Utility Asset Management

Wednesday, October 9th                         

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.  | Pre-Conference Session: "All the Queen's Horses" video and facilitated discussion

1:30 - 5:30 p.m.  | Check-In and Conference Registration

The Kansas & Missouri Chapter of the Women in Public Finance Association will host a social on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the conference hotel. Light food and drinks will be provided. RSVP for the free event to Lisa Santa Maria at lsantamaria@pvkansas.com.

Angela Hurt from Veracity Consulting will discuss women's issues in the workplace. As founder and CEO of Veracity, Angela oversees the strategic direction of the Kansas City-based company, a tech consulting team that delivers customized IT solutions for its customers in the commercial and government sectors. Angela is a passionate advocate for women, and participates in various STEM, entrepreneurial and mentoring initiatives. 


Thursday, October 10th           

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. | Registration and Breakfast

8:00- 9:30 a.m. |  Keynote Presentation: Mike Conduff, president/CEO of Elim Group

9:45 - 10:45 a.m. | Breakout Sessions 1 & 2

11:00 - 11:30 | Vendor Fair

11:30 - 1:40 p.m. | Lunch: Business Meeting/Presentation

1:50 - 2:50 p.m. General Session

3:00 - 3:50 p.m. | Breakout Sessions 3 and 4

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | General Session

5:15 - 6:30 p.m. | Social & Vendor Reception


Friday, October 11th                 

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. | Breakfast and Vendors

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. |  General Session

9:45 - 10:45 a.m. | Breakout Sessions 5 & 6

11:00 - 12:30 p.m. | Keynote Presentation

2019 Conference Accommodations
Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center

Embassy Suites Olathe Hotel
Embassy Suites Olathe | 10401 S. Ridgeview Rd | Olathe, Kansas | 66061

Embassy Suites by Hilton Kansas City Olathe
10401 S. Ridgeview Road
Olathe, KS 66061

Reserve your room here.  At reservation you will need to enter the conference code, "KSF" to receive the discounted rate of $159 a night. 


At the KSGFOA conference, sponsors have opportunities to interface with attendees at vendor booths, social events, lunch and breaks, in addition to branding opportunities on conference materials of all types.

>> See sponsorship levels
>> Reserve your sponsorship today

The KSGFOA Conference Committee reserves the right to refuse Exhibitor or Sponsor status to any company or organization.

Sponsorship Contact
Paula Downs, Staff Support, KSGFOA
Wichita State University Public Policy and Management Center

Innovation Award Nominations

The Innovation Award is designed to recognize and promote creative public finance initiatives and projects that provide innovative and creative solutions to address organizational and community challenges. Winners are those who reflect dedication and inventiveness in working in public finance and governance to deliver excellence in public services.

The award recognizes people, products and services that demonstrate innovation within public finance. Initiatives and projects must have occurred within the last two years.

The award recipient will be recognized at the KSGFOA Business Meeting during the Annual Conference on Thursday, October 10, 2019. A representative for the innovative project or initiative should be present to accept the award.

Application Details
• Applications due September 15, 2019.
• The award recipient must be a member of KSGFOA

>> Nominate someone for the 2019 KSGFOA Innovation Award

Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Request for Accommodations

Please contact paula.downs@wichita.edu to request a reasonable accommodation for participating in the conference. Please provide the accommodation request by directly contacting Paula by September 6, 2019.

Dietary Needs
If you require a special meal, please list your requirements in the question at checkout when you register. Accommodations for special diets cannot be guaranteed after September 21, 2019.

Become a Member of KSGFOA

Are you a KSGFOA member? Check by emailing morgan.barnes@wichita.edu.
Regular membership is only $50 and includes discounted conference admission, exclusive access to web content + NEW online KSGFOA communication network. Associate and Student membership also available. Become a member here

Sponsorship Contact
Paula Downs
Staff Support, KSGFOA
Wichita State University Public Policy and Management Center
(316) 978-6678