Deb Hinsvark
Local government is powerful. Its efforts have the greatest positive impact on our daily lives. I want to be part of that impact.

Deb Hinsvark

Senior Municipal Advisor
Deb Hinsvark

Deb came to Ehlers with over 30 years’ experience meeting the financial needs of local governments and non-profits.  A Colorado CPA, Deb was the start-up CFO of Colorado’s Ocean Journey, Denver’s aquarium,  She has served as the debt manager for the City and County of Denver’s $5.5 billion portfolio as the CFO for Kansas City, Missouri and more recently as the City Manager for Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Deb is a two-time breast cancer survivor and served six years on the Susan G. Komen Board in Denver.  Together with her husband, Don, the have four daughters and one grand-daughter, making her all the more invested in, and passionate about, finding a cure.

Areas of Expertise

Debt Planning

  • Alternative Financing Options; Methods of Sale & Debt Structure

Financial Planning

  • Long-range Goal Setting & Fiscal Planning
  • Policy Creation
  • Fee Studies
  • Stakeholder Facilitation/Presentation

Economic Development

  • URA TIF Plan Areas
  • BIDs
  • Special Districts


  • Complex Issue Presentation
  • Multiple Constituent Unification


Bachelors of Science – Business Administration  (Accounting), Colorado Mesa University
Masters of Science – Business Administration (Accounting and Public Policy), Colorado State University


Certified Public Accountant
Series 50 License

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Colorado Government Financial Officers Association
Colorado Municipal League
Colorado City/County Management Association
International City Managers Association

Community Involvement

City of Lakewood – Planning Class Completion
City of Lakewood Committee For An Inclusive Community – Former Member