Kayla Thorpe
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Kayla Thorpe

Senior Financial Specialist
Kayla Thorpe

Kayla is a Senior Financial Specialist with our Wisconsin Municipal Finance Team, where she helps clients with project management, long-term financial management planning, and economic development and redevelopment.  She also assists our Wisconsin Municipal Advisors with public debt planning and issuance.  Kayla brings nearly 15 years of local and federal government experience to her role with the firm, most recently serving as the Administrator | Clerk for the Village of Butler, Wisconsin. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master of Business Administration degree.  Kayla is currently studying for the Series 50 – Municipal Advisor Representative examination.

Kayla resides in Waukesha, Wisconsin with her husband Colin, son Cormac, stepdaughter Elizabeth, and goldendoodle Chauncey.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, and all Wisconsin sports.

Focus Areas:

Financial Management Planning

  • Strategic Long-Term Financial Planning
  • Debt Fund Cash Flow Analysis
  • Capital Improvement Planning
  • Fiscal Impact Analysis

Economic Development & Redevelopment

  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
  • TIF Reports & Compliance
  • TIF Revenue Projection
  • TIF & Tax Abatement Management
  • Developer “Pay As You Go” Note Administration


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Legal Studies, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Master of Business Administration, Cardinal Stritch University – Milwaukee


Wisconsin Certified Municipal Clerk

Professional Affiliations

Wisconsin City/County Management Association
-Treasurer (2017-2018)
-President (2019-2020)
International City/County Management Association
Engaging Local Government Leaders Association
Wisconsin Government Finance Officers Association

Community Involvement

Sts. Peter and Paul Polish National Catholic Church – Parish Volunteer