Dan Tienter
I truly enjoy helping local communities realize their vision for the future.

Dan Tienter

Municipal Advisor
Dan Tienter

Dan is a Municipal Advisor with our Minnesota Municipal Finance Team. He regularly assists clients with municipal debt transactions, economic development and redevelopment initiatives, long-term financial planning, fiscal studies and utility rate analyses. Dan brings 10 years of direct local government experience to his role with the firm, most recently serving as the Director of Finance for the City of Fridley. He also worked in leadership and administrative roles for the City of Winsted and Dakota County. Dan has exceptional experience in developing and executing capital improvement plans, crafting and managing multi-million dollar budgets and managing public investment portfolios in excess of $40 million. Clients rely on his wide range of municipal project experience –  everything from airports to dams and municipal liquor stores to wastewater treatment facilities – to help them achieve their communities’ goals.

Dan lives in Woodbury with his partner Tim and their beloved dog, Charlie. When he’s not working, Dan enjoys reading, golf (playing and watching), and traveling wherever and whenever he can.

Areas of Expertise

Financial Management Planning

  • Strategic Long-Term Financial Planning
  • Debt Fund Cash Flow Analysis
  • Capital Improvement Planning
  • Utility Rate Studies
  • Fiscal Impact Analysis

Economic Development & Redevelopment

  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
  • TIF Reports & Compliance
  • TIF Revenue Projection
  • TIF & Tax Abatement Management
  • Developer “Pay As You Go” Note Administration

Licenses & Certifications

Series 50 License: Municipal Advisor Representative

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Minnesota City/County Management Association
National Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association
Association of Public Management Professionals


Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, University of North Dakota
Master’s Degree in Public Administration, University of North Dakota

Community Involvement

ICMA CoachConnect – Volunteer Coach
Network of Schools of Public Policy Affairs, and Administration – Site Visitor