December, 2016
On behalf of the entire Ehlers team, we hope that you and your families enjoy the best that the season has to offer. We appreciate your relationship and interaction with us.

Steve A



 
SEC Charges 71 Municipal Issuers with MCDC Violations
 
The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged 71 municipal issuers and other obligated persons for violations with municipal bond offerings, related to the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (MCDC).
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Market Update
How Should Issuers Respond to Market Volatility?
By Greg Johnson, Senior Municipal Advisor 

Since the presidential election, municipal bond yields are up across the yield curve. The Bond Buyer "20 Bond index" shows average yields on a group of municipal bonds that mature in 20 years and have an average rating equivalent to Moody's Aa2 and S&P's AA. 

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Welcome Tami!
 
Ehlers is pleased to announce the addition of Tami Olszewski to our Wisconsin Education Team.

Tami recently joined Ehlers as a Financial Specialist to help Wisconsin school districts design and implement financial solutions.Prior to joining Ehlers, she worked in the financial services industry in the Milwaukee area for over 12 years, most recently in broker-dealer compliance.  Tami is currently working to complete her Master of Jurisprudence through Loyola University Chicago School of Law and completed her Bachelor's degree in organizational administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
 
In her free time, Tami along with her husband Mike and their dog, a mini-schnauzer named Mac, enjoy outdoor activities, particularly camping and riding bikes.  She and Mike support local charitable efforts including the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties, the CJ Lomas Recovery Foundation, META House, the Wisconsin Humane Society, and the Juvenile Diabetes foundation.They both enjoy music, and are sustaining members for 88.9 FM Radio Milwaukee.  Tami is an active member of the Women for MACC Fund and co-chairs the hospitality committee for the annual Couture for a Cure Fashion Show fundraiser.
We extend a warm welcome to Tami as part of the Ehlers' Wisconsin Education Team, and hope you will do the same when you meet her. 

A Couple Reminders 
Save the Date: Ehlers Public Finance Seminar
Ehlers' 2017 Public Finance Seminar, "Craft Finance: Locally Brewed Solutions", will be held from February 16-17, 2017 at the Kalahari resort in Lake Delton.

Registration will be available soon. Topics to be addressed at the seminar include:
  • Update from the Department of Revenue on expenditure restraint and annual TIF reporting requirements.
  • Crafting and implementing your investment strategy.
  • How to properly account for debt and TID transactions.
  • Development incentives case studies: when, why, and how much?
  • Key components of development agreements and lessons learned.
  • Strategies and lessons learned from losing your biggest utility customer.
  • How to prepare for a TID closure.
  • Tourism and TID's: how can TID's be used to attract tourism.
  • Infrastructure crisis: How does Wisconsin compare to the rest of the nation?
  • Legislative updates and biennial budget updates.
Mark your calendars, watch your email and check the Ehlers website www.ehlers-inc.com for registration and more information about the seminar. See you there!



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Ehlers
N21W23350 Ridgeview Parkway West, Suite 100
Waukesha WI 53188-1015

Phone: (262) 785-1520
Fax: (262) 785-1810 
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