Rebecca Kurtz, CIPMA
I enjoy helping clients understand their options so they can make informed decisions to take a project from concept to completion. It is gratifying to travel through the State and see the projects I have helped my work has helped complete

Rebecca Kurtz, CIPMA

Senior Municipal Advisor
Rebecca Kurtz, CIPMA

Rebecca joined Ehlers in 2000 as Municipal Advisor advising Minnesota cities, counties, and special districts with the design and implementation of financial solutions for economic development projects. Ehlers’ clients benefit from Rebecca’s experience in tax increment financing and tax abatement, debt issuance, development analysis and public finance related projects. Prior to joining Ehlers, Rebecca worked in for Minnesota’s Department of Employment and Economic Development and South Dakota’s Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

Rebecca lives in Eagan with her husband and two dogs. When she’s not working, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

Areas of Expertise

Debt Planning & Issuance

  • Alternative Financing Options
  • General Obligation & Revenue Debt
  • CDA/RDA Lease Revenue Bonds
  • Special Assessment Bonds
  • Refundings/Cash Defeasances
  • Representation to Bond Market & Credit Rating Agencies

Strategic & Financial Planning

  • Capital Improvements Planning
  • Project Feasibility Studies
  • Financial Goals & Objectives Facilitation
  • Project Impact Analysis
  • Financial Management Plans

Economic Development

  • Tax Increment District Creation & Amendment
  • CDA/RDA Creation
  • Developer Proforma Analysis
  • Development Agreement Negotiation
  • Developer Performance Evaluation
  • Redevelopment Plan Creation

Public Participation

  • Public Participation Process
  • Community Goals & Objectives Facilitation
  • Project Planning
  • Referendum Services


Bachelor of Science – Journalism and Business Economics, South Dakota State University


Series 50 License
Certified Independent Professional Municipal Advisor
Economic Development Finance Professional

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Economic Development Association of Minnesota – Past President
National Association of Municipal Advisors
MN Chapter of the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials
Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association
Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association of Minnesota

Community Involvement

King of Kings Church – Evangelism Committee and Stewardship
Artists of Woodbury – Volunteer