Jeff Seeley
I have a tremendous sense of pride and accomplishment in helping strengthen local education systems and instructional quality, whether it be through operating referendum revenue or facility and capital improvements.

Jeff Seeley

Senior Municipal Advisor
Jeff Seeley

Jeff assists our school district clients in developing financial solutions that improve and enrich their learning communities. Prior to joining Ehlers, he was Director of Fiscal Affairs with Winona School District for eight years. He also served as the Financial Director for three Wisconsin school districts. Jeff’s hands-on experience as a school district business official gives him unique insight into the challenges his clients face and empowers him to devise unique solutions helping to move their projects forward.

Jeff lives in Winona with his wife Julie. Together they have two grown children and three dogs. An avid outdoorsman, Jeff enjoys a wealth of activities, including camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and archery.

Focus Areas

Debt Planning & Issuance

  • Alternative Financing Options
  • Property Tax Impact Analysis
  • Voter-Approved Building Bonds
  • Maximum Effort Capital Loans
  • Facilities Maintenance Bonds
  • Capital Facilities Bonds
  • Board Authorized Financing
  • Cash Flow Borrowing
  • Refundings
  • Lease Purchases & Certificates of Participation

Abatement Bonds
Bond Referendum Planning and Support
Operating Referendum Planning and Support
Capital Projects Levy Assistance
Truth in Taxation Hearing Presentations
TIF & Abatement Analysis
Assistance with Legislative Initiatives
Lease Levy Approval
Long-Term Financial Planning and Capital Improvement Planning
School Finance

Licenses & Certifications

Certified Independent Professional Municipal Advisor
Series 50 License: Municipal Advisor Representative

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Minnesota Association of School Business Officials
Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials
Association of School Business Officials International
Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Minnesota School Boards Association
Minnesota Rural Education Association
Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance
National Association of Municipal Advisors


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Master’s Degree in School Business Management, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater