Deb Hinsvark, CPA
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, CPA

Senior Municipal Advisor
Deb Hinsvark, CPA

Deb is a Senior Municipal Advisor who came to Ehlers with over 30 years’ experience meeting the financial needs of local governments and non-profits. A Colorado Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Deb was the start-up Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Colorado’s Ocean Journey, Denver’s aquarium, and worked with investors to accomplish its $54 million unrated bond financing. She has served as the debt manager for the City and County of Denver’s $5.5 billion debt portfolio, as the Chief Financial Officer for Kansas City, Missouri and most 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, they 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 & Issuance

  • Alternative Financing Options; Methods of Sale & Debt Structure

Economic Development & Redevelopment

  • URA TIF Plan Areas
  • Area BIDs
  • Colorado Special Districts

Financial Management Planning

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


  • Complex Issue Presentation
  • Multiple Constituent Unification

Licenses & Certifications

Certified Public Accountant
Series 50 License: Municipal Advisor Representative

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

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


Bachelor of Science – Business Administration, Accounting, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction
Master of Science – Business Administration, Accounting & Public Policy, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Community Involvement

City of Lakewood – Planning Class Completion
City of Lakewood Committee for an Inclusive Community – Former Member
Susan G. Komen Foundation – Former Secretary/President Pro-Tem
Denver Community Leadership Program – Graduate