Jen Chapman
I enjoy working with education officials to assist them in achieving their financing goals, and ultimately bettering their facilities and learning communities.

Jen Chapman

Financial Specialist
Jen Chapman

Jen serves as a Financial Specialist on our School Finance Team, supporting Municipal Advisors with bond and operating referendum planning, capital project levies, truth in taxation hearing preparation and property tax impact analysis. Prior to joining the Education Team, Jen amassed eight years of experience with Ehlers’ Minnesota Local Government Team as a Senior Public Finance Analyst assisting clients and colleagues with debt planning, coordination and documentation. She also has several years’ experience as a paralegal in both civil and commercial law.

Jen lives in Elk River with her mini-schnauzer Ivy Lynne.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling to watch her daughter run cross country and track for the University of South Dakota and discovering new hiking and running trails across Minnesota.

Focus Areas

Property Tax Impact Analysis
Operating Referendum Planning & Support
Capital Project Levy Support
Truth in Taxation Hearing Presentations
TIF & Abatement Analysis
Lease Levy Approval
School Finance

Debt Issuance & Management

Official Statement Preparation
Pre & Post Sale Reporting
Closing Document Coordination
Funding Coordination
Debt Planning

Economic Development & Redevelopment

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Coordination

Licenses & Certifications

Series 50 License: Municipal Advisor Representative

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

Minnesota Association of School Business Officials (MASBO)
Lamda Epsilon Chi: National Honor Society for Paralegals – Member


Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies (Cum Laude), Minnesota State University-Moorhead

Community Involvement

Elk River School – Volunteer for Cross Country, Nordic Ski, Track & Field Athletics
Ehlers’ CommUNITY team – Volunteer, Chair – ESOP Education & Communication
Elk River Running Club – Member