Ehlers, Inc.

Jason Aarsvold, CIPMA

Jason Aarsvold, CIPMA

Senior Municipal Advisor/Vice President

(651) 697-8512
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Jason has been a Senior Municipal Advisor in Ehlers’ Roseville office since September 2013 assisting Minnesota cities to design and implement financial solutions. Prior to joining Ehlers, he had 16 years of municipal development and finance experience. Jason has analyzed and negotiated some of the most complicated municipal development and redevelopment projects in our region, navigating complex financial issues and creating new, innovative development and legislative strategies. One of Jason’s greatest contributions to Ehlers and our clients is his depth of understanding of the development process, public finance, community building, public policy, and public-private partnership management. His wide range of project experience includes everything from repositioning multi-family housing projects to working with multi-national corporations.

Areas of Expertise

Economic, Housing Development & Redevelopment

  • Tax Increment District Creation & Amendment
  • Tax Abatement Options, Financing, & Policies
  • TIF and Abatement Analysis
  • Downtown Redevelopment and Revitalization
  • Developer Pro forma Analysis/But For Test
  • Developer Attraction & Selection
  • Developer Negotiations
  • Project Management Services
  • Land Acquisition & Relocation
  • Grant Writing

Public Participation

  • Public Participation Process
  • Communications/Newsletters
  • Referendum Strategies

Special Financial Studies

  • Fiscal Impact Study/Analysis

Debt Planning and Issuance

  • Analysis & Presentation of Alternative Financing Options, Plans And Tools
  • TIF Revenue Bonds
  • Housing Revenue Bonds
  • Non-Profit & Industrial Revenue Bonds
  • Debt Service Fund/Cash Flow Analysis
  • Representation to Bond Market & Credit Rating Agencies

Strategic and Financial Planning

  • Financial Management Planning
  • Capital Improvement Planning
  • Strategic Planning


  • Special Legislation Strategies

Licenses and Certifications

  • Series 50 License
  • Certified Independent Professional Municipal Advisor (CIPMA) by the National Association of Municipal Advisors (NAMA)
  • Housing Development Finance Professional – National Development Council
  • Economic Development Finance Professional – National Development Council

Professional Memberships

  • Economic Development Association of Minnesota
  • Sensible Land Use Coalition
  • MN Chapter of the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials


  • Bachelor of Arts (Local and Urban Affairs), St. Cloud State University
  • Master of Arts (Urban and Regional Studies), Minnesota State University, Mankato

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