Ehlers, Inc.

Jodie Zesbaugh, CIPMA

Jodie Zesbaugh, CIPMA

Senior Municipal Advisor/Vice President

(651) 697-8526
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Jodie joined Ehlers’ Roseville office as a Municipal Advisor in 2009 to help Minnesota school districts design and implement financial solutions. Prior to joining Ehlers she was an Education Industry Specialist for Sunergi, Inc. and previous to that was Director of Financial Operations at South Washington County School District for 15 years. One of Jodie’s greatest contributions to Ehlers clients is her hands on experience with the many challenges faced by school districts today and her added insight in helping find financial solutions.

Areas of Expertise

Debt Planning and Issuance

  • Analysis & Presentation of Alternative Financing Options, Plans And Tools
  • Property Tax Impact Analysis
  • Preparation of Information for Publication and Presentation
  • Voter-Approved Building Bonds
  • Maximum Effort Capital Loans
  • Alternative Facilities Bonds
  • Capital Facilities Bonds
  • Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB’s)
  • Cash Flow Borrowing
  • Refundings
  • Lease Purchases
  • Arbitrage Rebate Services

Operating Referendum Planning and Assistance

Capital Projects Levy Assistance

Truth in Taxation Hearing Presentations

TIF and Abatement Analysis

Assistance with Legislative Initiatives

Lease Levy Approval

Long-Term Financial Planning and Capital Improvement Planning

Licenses and Certifications

  • Series 50 License
  • Certified Independent Professional Municipal Advisor (CIPMA) by the National Association of Municipal Advisors
  • Certified Public Accountant (Inactive license)

Professional Memberships

  • Minnesota Association of School Business Officials
  • Minnesota Association of School Administrators
  • Minnesota School Boards Association
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


  • Bachelor of Accounting (Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics) Summa Cum Laude, University of Minnesota – Duluth
  • Masters of Business Admin. (Information Systems) University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management

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