Upcoming Events


Past Events


May 29, 2024 Evening at Target Field (Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals) a socializing and networking event.


November 7, 2023 Annual Meeting was held at Crave in Minneapolis in the LaSalle Room featuring Paul Marquart, the Commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Revenue, presenting on the budget, the past, present and future.
May 9, 2023 Luncheon held via Zoom with a presentation by Ben Malin, the Vice President and Assistant Director of the Research Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Ben discussed monetary policy and the economic outlook. Click here for slides of the presentation.
April 25, 2023 Evening at Target Field (Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees) a socializing and networking event.


November 16, 2022 Annual Meeting was held at the North End Event Center at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds featuring Jerry Hammer, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Fair, presenting on what it is like to lead an organization such as the Great Minnesota Get Together. Joe Bagnoli, the legislative liaison/representative for the Fair also gave a legislative wrap up and a recap of the election.
May 24, 2022 Evening at Target Field (Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers) a socializing and networking event.
March 16, 2022 Luncheon held via Zoom with a presentation by Emily Brock, Director of GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center. Emily discussed new initiatives regarding municipal securities in Washington D.C.


November 16, 2021 Annual Meeting was held via WebEx Webinar featuring a presentation by Dan Kowalski from Moody’s Investors Service on Moody’s positive outlook on the State of Minnesota’s credit rating and other current rating topics. Click here for a video of the presentation.
May 13, 2021 Luncheon held via WebEx Webinar with a presentation by Brian Ryks, the Executive Director and CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission on the Metropolitan Airports Commission: Navigating a Pandemic.


November 18, 2020 Annual Meeting was held via WebEx Webinar featuring a presentation by Larry Jacobs, Ph.D. on his views on the 2020 Election.
May 20, 2020 Luncheon held via WebEx Webinar with a presentation by Dimitri Delis, Ph.D. regarding Monetary Policy and its Impact on the COVID-19 Infected Markets.
February 19, 2020 Luncheon held at the Grand Hotel located in Minneapolis with a presentation by Professor Timothy J. Kehoe regarding what happened in the European bond markets in 2010-2013, and could it happen in the United States.


November 13, 2019 Annual Meeting was held at the Allianz Field located in Saint Paul, which included a tour and was followed by a reception in the Upper 90 Club.
October 7, 2019 Luncheon to be held at Radisson Blu located in Minneapolis with a presentation by Senator Ann Rest and Representative Greg Davids regarding their views on public finance, TIF, general tax policy and a look into the 2020 legislative session.
May 1, 2019 Evening at Target Field (Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros) a socializing and networking event
February 5, 2019 Luncheon held at the Union Bar & Grill rooftop located in Minneapolis with a presentation by Doug Anderson, Minnesota PERA and Scott Nees, S&P Global Ratings regarding how PERA is performing and the impact of MN municipal credit ratings.


November 7, 2018 Annual Meeting was held in the Underground Dining Room of Hell’s Kitchen located in Minneapolis with a presentation by Jen Hassemer, Assistant Commissioner, Debt Management Division of Minnesota Management and Budget discussing the unique aspects of issuing municipal debt on behalf of the state and the work done in regards to capital projects outside of a bond sale.
October 11, 2018 Evening at Xcel Energy Center (Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks)
September 6, 2018 Luncheon held in the Event Center located in the Lumber Exchange Building located in Minneapolis with a presentation by Commissioner Myron Frans, Minnesota Management and Budget regarding a general update on the State of Minnesota, the results/impact on the 2018 legislative session and insight on the 2019 session.
May 31, 2018 Luncheon at Shindig (located in the Soo Line Building) with presentations from Thor Raarup of Travelers, Robert Thompson of Mairs and Power, Inc. and Paul Chatalas of U.S. Bancorp discussing the impact of tax reform on the municipal market


November 9, 2017 Annual meeting at L’Etoile du Nord Vault at the state capitol and a tour of the capitol
May 16, 2017 Evening at Target Field (Minnesota Twins vs. Rockies).
April 20, 2017 Luncheon at the Radisson Blu and presentation featuring Mark Ruff discussing his transition to the City of Minneapolis.


November 10, 2016 Annual Meeting held at the Lodge Bar located in the U.S. Bank Stadium and tour of the facility.
October 18, 2016 Minnesota Wild Event
June 30, 2016 Luncheon at The Grand Hotel and presentation featuring Minnesota State Senator Scott Dibble discussing the legislative sesson wrap-up including the transportation debate and bonding bill.
March 3, 2016 Luncheon at Hotel Ivy and presentation featuring Laura Kalambokidis, Minnesota State Economist discussing the state’s economic forecast


December 10, 2015 Annual meeting at CRAVE and presentation featuring Kathy Hahne (Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP) speaking about her time at the legislature through the years.
July 27, 2015 Tour of Saint Paul Saints New Stadium (CHS Field) and Happy Hour at Securian Club. Presentation by Todd Hurley, City of Saint Paul, Finance Director/Treasurer regarding Lowertown Ballpark Financing CHS Field
May 15, 2015 Twins Event


November 13, 2014 Annual Meeting at CRAVE and a presentation featuring Heather Casperson and Diane Paauwe (MA Rule – Where Are We Now?)
June 26, 2014 SEC’s Municipal Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (“MCDC”) Program at Stinson Leonard Street with a panel of members of the public finance community, including Brian Hellberg from RBC Capital Markets, LLC; Scott Knudson from Briggs and Morgan, PA, Barbara Portwood from Stinson Leonard Street LLP and Steve Apfelbacher from Ehlers & Associates.
June 5, 2014 Twins Event
March 19, 2014 Jim Schowalter, Commissioner with the Minnesota Management & Budget discussing the State’s economy along with budget and bonding plans at the Saint Paul Hotel.


December 16, 2013 Holiday Social held at The Living Room (W Minneapolis – The Foshay), in Minneapolis
December 4, 2013 Presentation featured Ernesto Lanza, Deputy Executive Director of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board and was held at Crowne Plaza in Minneapolis
October 23,2013 Annual Meeting at CRAVE
Senator Ann Rest discussing the recap of the 2013 legislative session and the upcoming 2014 session.
May 17, 2013 Twins Event
January 10, 2013 Toby Madden, an economist with the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, presenting a preview of the 2013 economic year with an emphasis on the upper midwest region to be held at The Grand Hotel.


December 12, 2012 Social Gathering at Mission
October 4, 2012 Alan Polsky, Chairman of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board discussing current initiatives at the annual meeting held at the Offices of Leonard, Street and Deinard.
June 28, 2012 Minnesota Senator Goeff Mickel discussing the legislative wrap-up and looking forward to the next year (Chambers)
April 27, 2012 Evening at Target Field.
February 9, 2012 Minnesota Senator Julianne Ortman, discussing matters affecting municipal bonds for the 2012 session (Social Gathering at the offices of Leonard, Street and Deinard).


September 9-11, 2011 Annual Meeting held at Madden’s on Gull Lake – the speaker was Sandra Vargus discussing the role of the Minneapolis Foundation.
May 2011 Regional Administrator of the Metropolitan Council, Pat Born, discussing public finance topics such as transportation, housing, waste water, and the stadium initiative (Chambers)
February 2011 Minnesota Speaker of the House, Kurt Zellers, discussing the State’s current budget situation and its impact on state and local government (The Saint Paul Hotel – James J. Hill South Room)