Online registration is now open for “Municipal Finance Management: Resources and Tools,” a free webinar being co-hosted by the MMA and the Division of Local Services on Jan. 25.

The webinar will help appointed and elected municipal officials discover, navigate and use the tools available via the DLS’s robust Municipal Finance Training and Resource Center, its website, and its YouTube channel. The resource center’s plain-language videos, templates, and visualization tools provide both introductory and thorough approaches to key topics in local financial management.

Panelists from the DLS will discuss the wide array of interactive and on-demand materials created to help new local officials and seasoned municipal finance professionals. They will also discuss how to leverage the wealth of publicly available municipal finance data to better identify fiscal trends and craft more informed financial policies in communities.

The session will conclude with an interactive question and answer session where panelists will provide real-time support and demonstrate how to use management tools and calculators on fiscal inquiries submitted by webinar attendees.

Speakers from the Division of Local Services will include:
• Sean Cronin, senior deputy commissioner of local services
• Dan Bertrand, director of administration
• Zack Blake, chief of the Financial Management Resource Bureau
• Kirsten Shirer, director of the Data Analytics and Resources Bureau
• Lisa Krzywicki, deputy director of the Data Analytics and Resources Bureau

For more information, contact MMA Education and Training Coordinator Lily Rancatore at

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