Jason Aarsvold, CIPMA
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Jason Aarsvold, CIPMA

Senior Municipal Advisor
Jason Aarsvold, CIPMA

Jason serves as a Senior Municipal Advisor for Ehlers’ Minnesota city team. He brings nearly two decades of municipal development and finance experience to his role with the firm. Jason has analyzed and negotiated some of the most complicated economic development and redevelopment projects in Minnesota, navigating complex financial issues and creating new, innovative community solutions. One of Jasons greatest attributes is his ability to demystify the complexities of the economic development process for his clients. He unites community leaders, developers and residents, guiding them through program development with his strong market knowledge and public finance expertise

When Jason isn’t working, he enjoys spending time at his family’s Minnesota lake home, fishing and golfing. He lives in Champlin, Minnesota with his wife and two sons.

Areas of Expertise

Debt Issuance & Management

  • Alternative Financing Options
  • TIF Revenue Bonds
  • Housing Revenue Bonds
  • Non-profit & Industrial Revenue Bonds
  • Rating Agency & Bond Market Representation

Financial Management Planning

  • Capital Improvement Planning
  • Fiscal Management
  • Economic Development Strategy

Economic Development & Redevelopment

  • Tax Increment Financing/Tax Abatement
  • Downtown Revitalization
  • Pro Forma Analysis
  • Project Managment
  • Developer Selection & Negotiation
  • Grant Writing


Bachelor of Arts – Local and Urban Affairs, St. Cloud State University
Master of Arts – Urban and Regional Studies, Minnesota State University Mankato


Series 50 license
Certified Independent Municipal Advisor
Registered Municipal Advisor
Housing Development Finance Professional

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Economic Development Association of Minnesota
Urban Land Institute
Minnesota Government Financial Officers Association