Matthew Hammer
I love helping school districts create solutions that help in meeting the ever-changing needs of the communities they serve. Our clients have immeasurable impact on the communities they serve and beyond. I take pride in being part of that impact.

Matthew Hammer

Municipal Advisor
Matthew Hammer

Matthew joined Ehlers in 2018 as a Municipal Advisor with our Education Finance Team. He has worked directly with Minnesota school districts since 2005, most recently serving as the Director of Finance and Operations for Fridley Schools. Matthew has specialized expertise in finance leadership, financial planning and operations management.

Matthew lives in White Bear Lake with his wife and kids. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his family fishing, camping and anything in the outdoors.

Areas of Expertise

Debt Issuance & Management

  • Alternative Financing Options
  • Property Tax Impact Analysis
  • Voter-Approved Building Bonds
  • Maximum Effort Capital Loans
  • Facilities Maintenance Bonds
  • Capital Facilities Bonds
  • Cash Flow Borrowing
  • Refundings
  • Lease Purchases and 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 and Abatement Analysis
Assistance with Legislative Initiatives
Lease Levy Approval
Long-Term Financial Planning and Capital Improvement Planning
School Finance


Series 50 License: Municipal Advisor Representative

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Minnesota Association of School Board Officials
Minnesota Association of School Administrators


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Accounting, Creighton University
Master’s Degree in Business Administration,  St. Cloud State University