Ehlers, Inc.

Sid Inman, CIPMA

Sid Inman, CIPMA

Senior Municipal Advisor/Vice President

(651) 697-8500
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Sid has been a Municipal Advisor in the Ehlers’ Roseville office since 1995 after nine years at Publicorp assisting Minnesota cities, townships, counties, public utilities, and special districts design and implement financial solutions, and currently also has been supporting the Ehlers Illinois Team.. He additionally has 15 years experience working as a Financial Analyst for the Minneapolis School District and as the Finance Director for the City of Fridley. Sid’s greatest contributions to Ehlers and our clients are his expertise in the field of tax increment financing and financial feasibility and proforma analysis for development projects.

Areas of Expertise

Debt Planning and Issuance

  • Analysis & Presentation of Alternative Financing Options, Plans And Tools
  • Lease Revenue Financing
  • Non-Profit & Industrial Revenue Bonds
  • Refundings/Cash Defeasances
  • Debt Service Fund/Cash Flow Analysis
  • Representation to Bond Market & Credit Rating Agencies
  • Housing Revenue Bonds
  • Electric 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 & 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
  • TIF Revenue Bonds/Calculation of Developer Payments
  • Business Subsidy Options & Negotiations
  • TIF Revenue Projection Update

Public Participation

  • Public Participation Process


  • Special Legislation


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

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Independent Public Finance Advisors
  • National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Orgs.
  • Economic Development Association of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association
  • MN Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association
  • Minnesota Institute of Public Finance
  • MN Assn. of Local Housing Finance Agencies
  • Sensible Land Use Coalition


  • Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration)
    University of Northern Iowa
  • Masters in Public Administration
    Universities of Northern Colorado and Alaska
  • Advanced Doctoral Studies
    University of Minnesota

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