Colorado Public Finance Seminar

Join Ehlers’ Colorado Municipal Advisor team for an interactive and informative day of learning where we will explore:

Metropolitan District Basics & Model Service Plans

Understand the basics of what a district us, the powers they may have, the general construct of service plan and the authority granted to approving agencies by statute.  You’ll also learn about some basics that your community may wish to incorporate into a service plan that can be codified as a model for future interested proponents.

Fort Collins Metropolitan District Basics

Development pro forma

When assessing a development project that requests public support, how do you separate the wheat from the chaff to arrive at the real financial need? One tool frequently used is the development pro forma which evaluates the rate of return expected on the development by the proponent. This session focuses on the information needed to perform a gap analysis and determine the expected return on investment.

Development pro forma presentation

Best Practices Round Table

No single community need  be “on an island” when crafting and managing their district policies. Spend valuable time with other attendees in a round-table type setting discussing how and when to implement greater scrutiny on the approval of metropolitan and other special districts.

Best Practices Presentation


February 21, 2020
9:00am – 3:00pm


The University Club of Denver
1673 Sherman Street
Denver, Colorado 80203

There is no cost to attend this event and lunch will be provided.  There is public parking immediately adjacent to the University Club.

We hope you can join us!

Event Highlights

  • Metropolitan District Case Study: Fort Collins, Colorado

Speakers & Guests

  • Joshua Birks - Economic Health & Redevelopment Director, The City of Fort Collins


February 21, 2020


1673 Sherman Street
Denver, Colorado 80203