Kyle Sawyer, CPA
I really enjoy helping local governments develop creative solutions to address emerging challenges.

Kyle Sawyer, CPA

Senior Fiscal Consultant
Kyle Sawyer, CPA

Kyle is a Senior Fiscal Consultant supporting our Municipal Advisors across all Ehlers’ markets with project management and analysis for municipal debt transactions, economic development and redevelopment initiatives, long-term financial planning and fiscal and utility rate studies. Kyle brings more than a decade of direct local government experience to his role with the firm.  From 2011 to 2021, he served the City of Edina as an Accountant and Assistance Finance Director where he was integral in developing Capital Improvement Plans, constructing the biennial budget and conducting annual audits.  He also assisted with debt planning and issuance, investments oversight and cash flow management. Before that, Kyle worked as an auditor for cities and school districts across Minnesota.

Kyle is a native of the Madison, Wisconsin area and now lives in Bloomington, Minnesota with his wife and three children.  He enjoys sports of all kinds and doing anything outdoors.  Kyle and his family are avid campers who love to take in the solitude of the wilderness.

Areas of Expertise

Financial Management Planning

  • Strategic Long-Term Financial Planning
  • Debt Fund Cash Flow Analysis
  • Capital Improvement Planning
  • Utility Rate Studies
  • 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

Licenses & Certifications

Certified Public Accountant

Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association
National Government Finance Officers Association
Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting & Finance,  University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Community Involvement

St. Stephen Church – Finance Committee Volunteer