Ehlers’ 2023 Minnesota Public Finance Seminar

We are honored to share in your mission to build vibrant, sustainable and equitable communities across Minnesota. Yet fulfilling that mission isn’t just about public finance solutions – these are only the fundamentals of our work. It’s about people pulling together to create smart plans, build community consensus and share in the hard work that helps bring generational projects to life. This year, we’re offering three pre-conference workshops that cover the basics of municipal finance – ideal for new staff or a refresher. Beginning Thursday afternoon, two learning tracks will bring finance, TIF and development concepts to life with real-life stories and case studies. Plus, Gary Carlson and his colleagues will join us to provide the latest updates from the Minnesota State Legislature, and career coach Lisa Hayes will offer practical tools on communicating in contentious situations with governing boards and members of the public.

Learn more about the sessions.


Seminar Materials Available for Download:


Municipal Finance 101 Workshop

Municipal Debt 101 Workshop

Tax Increment Financing 101 Workshop

Finance Track:

Managing Bond Proceeds Effectively

Treasury Management & Banking Best Practices

Applied Tax Increment Financing

Long-Term Financial Management Planning

Development Track:

Equity in Development

Special Legislation Strategies

Creative Business Development Case Studies


February 2-3, 2023


6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430