Ehlers, Inc.

Rebecca Kurtz, CIPMA

Rebecca Kurtz, CIPMA

Senior Municipal Advisor/Vice President

(651) 697-8516
rkurtz@ehlers-inc.com
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Rebecca has been a Municipal Advisor in the Ehlers’ Roseville office since 2000 assisting Minnesota cities, townships, counties, public utilities, and special districts design and implement financial solutions. Prior to joining Ehlers she had 6 years of state government experience working with communities in South Dakota, the Twin Cities and Greater MN. One of Rebecca’s greatest contributions to Ehlers and our clients is her ability to build relationships between residents, businesses, and intergovernmental organizations.

Areas of Expertise

Debt Planning and Issuance

  • Analysis & Presentation of Alternative Financing Options, Plans And Tools
  • Lease Revenue Financing
  • Non-Profit & Industrial Revenue Bonds
  • MN Public Facilities (PFA) Loans
  • Refundings/Cash Defeasances
  • Debt Service Fund/Cash Flow Analysis
  • Representation to Bond Market & Credit Rating Agencies
  • Housing Revenue Bonds

Special Financial Studies

  • Utility Rate Study/Analysis
  • Fiscal Impact Study/Analysis
  • Budget Preparation Assistance

Strategic and Financial Planning

  • Debt Management
  • Financial Management Planning
  • Capital Improvements Planning
  • Strategic Planning

Economic, Housing Development & Redevelopment

  • Tax Increment District Creation & Modification
  • 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
  • TIF Revenue Bonds/Calculation of Developer Payments
  • Business Subsidy Options & Negotiations
  • Project Management Services
  • Land Acquisition, Relocation, & Developer Negotiations
  • Grant Writing
  • TIF Revenue Projection Update
  • Business Assistance Policies

Licenses and Certifications

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

Professional Memberships

  • Economic Development Association of MN – Past President
  • National Association of Municipal Advisors
  • MN Chapter of the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials
  • Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association
  • Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association of MN

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (Journalism and Business Economics),
    South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

CASE STUDIES

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Sauk Rapids Reinvents Its Downtown

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