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, helping 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 resides in Waukesha, Wisconsin with her husband Colin, son Cormac, stepdaughter Elizabeth and golden doodle 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’s Degree in Political Science and Legal Studies, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Cardinal Stritch University – Milwaukee

Licenses & Certifications

Wisconsin Certified Municipal Clerk
Series 50 License: Municipal Advisor Representative

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