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New and Emerging Finance Directors Roundtable

NCTCOG has partnered with Government Resource Associates to create a program geared towards new and emerging finance directors for municipalities and special districts. The program is run cohort style with approximately 20 persons in a class. NCTCOG will select participants based on their experience and the combination that ensures the most interactive group. Selected participants commit to attending at least 8 of the 10 sessions in order to receive a certificate of completion and substitutions are not permitted.

The 2015-2016 NEFD Program is scheduled to begin in August 2015 with 10 monthly programs, skipping December and running through June.

Program Details

  • 10 sessions held over a one-year period (no sessions in July and December)
  • Schedule:
    • 8:00 - 8:30am Networking
    • 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Instructional Session and Open Forum Roundtable
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Submitted for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit
  • All sessions held at NCTCOG offices in Arlington

Tentative Curriculum

  • Utility Rate Management
  • Information Technology/Data Analytics
  • Employment Costs
  • Financial Reporting/Audit
  • Internal Controls/Staffing and Operations
  • Long-Range Financial Planning
  • Budgeting for Municipalities
  • Debt Management
  • Treasury Management/Economic Development
  • Fiscal Policies and Financial Management Practices
Kate Boatler
Lake Cities Municipal Utility Authority
Keith Dagen
City of Richardson
Eva Gregory
City of Granbury
Cheryl Hazelwood-Estes
City of Grand Prairie
Karen Hines
City of Colleyville
Stormy Johnson
City of Benbrook
Sidney Kirk
City of Weatherford
Adrienne Lothery
City of Colleyville
Andy McCartney
City of Burleson
Paula McPartlin
City of Bedford
Myra Rogers
City of Mesquite
Erin Roseman
City of Arlington
Baron Sauls
City of Lancaster
Tom Tvardzik
City of University Park
Tammy Wilson
City of Flower Mound
Jim Yanker
City of Tyler
Bee Youngblood
City of Frisco


If you would like more information, and/or are interested in participating, please email


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