Ehlers, Inc.

Todd Taves, CIPMA

Todd Taves, CIPMA

Senior Municipal Advisor/Principal

(262) 796-6173
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Todd has been a Municipal Advisor at Ehlers since 2003 assisting Wisconsin cities, towns, counties, public utilities, and special districts in the design and implementation of financial solutions. Prior to joining Ehlers, he had 12 years of local government management experience, most recently as the Administrator of the Village of Bellevue. One of Todd’s greatest contributions to Ehlers is his ability to design practical financial solutions for his clients, and to clearly and effectively communicate those solutions to decision makers. In addition to his duties as a Senior Municipal Advisor, Todd is the Principal of Ehlers’ Wisconsin office.

Areas of Expertise

Debt Planning and Issuance

  • Analysis & Presentation of Alternative Financing Options, Funding Sources, Plans And Tools
  • General Obligation and Revenue Debt
  • CDA/RDA Lease Revenue Bonds
  • Special Assessment Bonds
  • Refundings/Cash Defeasances
  • Representation to Bond Market & Credit Rating Agencies

Public Participation

  • Public Participation Process
  • Community Goals & Objectives Facilitation
  • Project Planning
  • Referendum Services

Economic Development

  • Tax Increment District Creation & Amendment
  • CDA/RDA Creation
  • Developer Recruitment
  • Developer Proforma Analysis
  • Development Agreement Negotiation
  • Developer Performance Evaluation

Strategic and Financial Planning

  • Capital Improvements Planning
  • Project Feasibility Studies
  • Financial Goals & Objectives Facilitation
  • Project Impact Analysis
  • Financial Management Plans
  • Impact Fee Studies

Licenses and Certifications

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

Professional Memberships

  • International City Managers Association
  • WI City/County Management Association


  • Bachelor of Arts (Political Science),
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, WI
  • Master of Public Administration,
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI

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