Shelly Eldridge, CIPMA

Shelly Eldridge, CIPMA

Senior Municipal Advisor
Shelly Eldridge, CIPMA

Shelly advises Minnesota communities on how to finance the building blocks of local government.  She brings over 20 years of experience to her clients in the areas of bond financing, financial planning and financial tools for development and redevelopment. Shelly has special expertise in the areas of property taxes, tax increment financing, and serving Greater Minnesota cities and counties. One of Shelly’s greatest strengths is her ability unite residents, businesses, and intergovernmental organizations.


Areas of Expertise

Debt Planning & Issuance

  • Analysis & Presentation of Alternative Financing Options, Plans And Tools
  • Representation to Bond Market & Credit Rating Agencies
  • Refundings/Cash Defeasances
  • Debt Service Fund/Cash Flow Analysis
  • Lease Revenue Financing
  • USDA Rural Development Loans
  • MN Public Facilities (PFA) Loans
  • Electric Revenue Bonds
  • Arbitrage Rebate Services

Financial Studies

  • Fiscal Impact Study/Analysis
  • Budget Preparation Assistance
  • Merger/Consolidation/Annexation Impact Analysis

Strategic & Financial Planning

  • Debt Management
  • Financial Management Planning
  • Capital Improvements Planning

Economic Development & Redevelopment

  • Tax Increment District Creation & Amendment
  • Tax Abatement Options, Financing, & Policies
  • TIF and Abatement Analysis
  • Downtown Redevelopment and Revitalization
  • TIF Revenue Bonds/Calculation of Developer Payments
  • Preparation of OSA Reports
  • Research & respond to OSA TIF Letters
  • Support and research assistance for OSA audits
  • TIF Revenue Projection Update

Education

Bachelor of Arts – Business Administration, St. Thomas University
Master of Public Administration, Hamline University

Certifications

Series 50 License
Certified Independent Professional Municipal Advisor
Registered Municipal Advisor

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

National Association of Independent Public Finance Advisors
Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association
Minnesota Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association
Minnesota League of Cities and Government Finance Officers Association
Minnesota City/County Management Association
National Government Finance Officers Association
Economic Development Association of Minnesota
National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials