Ehlers, Inc.

Maureen Barry, CIPMA

Maureen Barry, CIPMA

Senior Municipal Advisor/Vice President

(312) 638-5257
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Maureen joined the Ehlers Illinois office in 2008 as a Municipal Advisor after working directly for local governments for over 15 years. She specializes in assisting public organizations in Illinois with the design and implementation of financial and economic development solutions. Ehlers’ clients benefit from Maureen’s broad perspective and hands-on experience in a wide range of local government matters, including tax increment financing, development analysis, project management, debt issuance, and other public finance related projects.

Areas of Expertise

Economic Development & Redevelopment

  • Tax Increment District and Business District Feasibility Studies and Plans for District Qualification and Amendment
  • Project Management Services
  • Revenue Projections
  • TIF Annual Reports
  • Development Strategic Planning
  • Developer Attraction & Selection
  • Fiscal Impact Analysis
  • Revenue Bond Financing
  • Development Incentives Analysis & Negotiations
    • Pro forma Analysis/But For Test

Public Participation

  • Referendum Strategies
  • Public Participation Process

Debt Planning and Issuance

  • Analysis & Presentation of Alternative Financing Options, Plans
  • Representation to Bond Market & Credit Rating Agencies
  • Refundings
  • Special Service Area Financing
  • Debt Management

Strategic and Financial Planning

  • Goal Setting & Strategic Planning
  • Financial Management Planning
  • Capital Improvements Planning
  • Fiscal Impact Studies
  • Utility Rate Studies

Intergovernmental and Public/Private Partnerships

  • Intergovernmental and Public/Private Project Studies and Negotiations

Licenses and Certifications

  • Series 50 License
  • Certified Independent Professional Municipal Advisor (CIPMA) by the National Association of Municipal Advisors (NAMA)

Professional Memberships

  • International City/County Management Association
  • Illinois City/County Management Association
  • IL Association of Municipal Management Assistants
  • Illinois Government Finance Officers Association
  • Illinois Development Council
  • Illinois Tax Increment Association


  • Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), University of Dayton
  • Master of Public Affairs (Public Management), School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

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