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Sherry Villafane
My greatest reward is providing superior service and cost savings to our local governments, and I look forward to fully supporting our communities with their financial and development goals.”

Sherry Villafane

Municipal Advisor
Sherry Villafane

Sherry is a Municipal Advisor who joined Ehlers’ Colorado Team in 2019. A long-time resident of Colorado, she’s spent the last 15 years in public finance participating as a sophisticated issuer of government bonds and Director in Municipal Banking & Leasing providing tax-exempt private placements to governments. Specializing in lease purchase/certificates of participation financings, Sherry is highly-experienced with TABOR and annually appropriated financings throughout Colorado. Her in-depth knowledge and experience in the area’s public finance market implements efficiencies and provides cost savings to counties, cities, towns, special districts, schools and nonprofits.

When Sherry isn’t working, she enjoys reading world and local news, spending time with her family at their cabin in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, and everything the Colorado outdoors has to offer.


Areas of Expertise

Debt Issuance & Management

  • Lease Purchase Financings & Certificates of Participation
  • General Obligation & Revenue Debt Financings
  • Refundings / Cash Defeasances
  • Debt Service Fund / Cash Flow Analysis
  • Presentations to Credit Rating Agencies
  • SID & GID Financings
  • Escrow Account Management for Lease Proceeds

Financial Management Planning

  • Debt Portfolio Management
  • Investment Portfolio Management
  • Pro Forma Cash Flow Analysis & Tax Calculations
  • Bond Financing Public Presentations

Licenses & Certifications

Series 50 License: Municipal Advisor Representative

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

Colorado Government Finance Officers Association
Women in Public Finance

Education

Bachelor of Science – Finance, Real Estate minor, Metropolitan State College, Denver