State Association of County Auditors - Annual Conference

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105th Annual
State Association of County Auditors
Annual Conference
San Francisco, California
April 13-16, 2015

EVENT PROGRAM
All events at Marines' Memorial Hotel Unless Noted
Presentations, where available, are linked to agenda items below

MONDAY, APRIL 13th
REGISTRATION & GOLF

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Pre-Tournament Golf Clinic
Presidio Golf Course
Sponsored by Commerce Bank
1:00 PM Golf Tournament
Presidio Golf Course
Box lunches provided at the golf course
Tee off at 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration Desk Open
4:00 PM Hospitality Suite Open


TUESDAY, APRIL 14th
COUNTY COMMITTEE MEETINGS
(All Members are Encouraged to Participate)

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Registration Desk Open
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Legislative Committee
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Networking Break
10:20 AM - 11:15 AM Executive Committee
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM General Session
  • Call to Order
  • Welcome from Hon. Mark Farrell, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Roll Call
  • Introduction of New Members
  • State Controller's Office Updates
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM Association General Session
  • President's Report
  • Foundation Report
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Nominating Report
  • Election of Officers
  • Site Selection Report
1:50 PM - 2:10 PM Committee Reports
  • Accounting Standards & Procedures
  • Policy & Interpretations
  • Property Tax Managers
  • Audit Managers
  • Payroll Managers
  • Accounting & Reporting Managers
2:10 PM - 2:40 PM Legislative Report
Matt Siverling, Legislative Advocate
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM Networking Break
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM Keynote Speaker
Hon. Gavin Newsom, Lt. Governor, State of California
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM Sacramento - Politics as Usual
Jerry Roberts, Phil Trounstine, Founding Partners, Calbuzz
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM A Night at Biscuits & Blues
Depart Hotel for Club, 5:45 PM
President's Reception, 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Dinner and Entertainment, 7:00 - 8:30 PM


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15th
CONFERENCE CONTINUES

8:00 AM Registration Desk Opens
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM Breakfast
8:15 AM - 8:20 AM Host Announcements
8:20 AM - 9:10 AM The California Economy - Looking Ahead
John Haveman, Principal, Marin Economic Consulting
California’s Regional Economies: How are they doing?

Jeffrey Michael, Director, Business Forecasting Center, University of the Pacific
Economic Outlook 2015 State Assoc. of County Auditors

Ted Egan, Chief Economist, City and County of San Francisco
California's Current and Projected Economic Performance
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM Trends in Deferred Compensation Administration
Vincent Galindo, Hyas Group
Bob Gleason, Mass Mutual
Bertha Minnihan, Moss Adams, LLP
Retirement Readiness Screen Shots
Plan Health Retirement Readiness
Fiduciary Education
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Networking Break
10:15 AM - 11:05 AM California's Budget in 2015 and Beyond 
Marianne O'Malley, Managing Principal Analyst, State and Local Finance, LAO
11:05 AM - 12:00 PM California Politics - A Primer
Hon. Willie L. Brown, Jr
Former Speaker, CA House of Representatives, Former Mayor of San Francisco
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Buffet
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM Group Photo
1:15 PM - 2:05 PM Leadership in an Era of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity)
Bill Chiat, Dean, CSAC Institute for Excellence in Government
2:05 PM - 2:20 PM Ice Cream Social
2:20 PM - 3:35 PM Local Governments and Disaster Planning
Tracy Schulze, Auditor-Controller, Napa County
Local Government & Disaster Planning

Todd Rydstrom, Deputy Controller, City and County of San Francisco
3:35 PM - 4:25 PM Working with Your Pension Plan on GASB 67/68 and PEPRA
Greg Levin, CPA, CEO, Santa Barbara County Employee Retirement System
Working With Your Pension Plan
Santa Barbara County Employees’ GASB 67/68 Report
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Tennis Tournament
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Hospitality Suite Open
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Annual Officer Installation, Dinner, & Entertainment
Marines' Memorial Club Hall


THURSDAY, APRIL 16th
CONFERENCE CLOSES

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:45 AM - 9:35 AM State Controller's Office Update
SCO Staff 
SCO Property Tax Postponement Program 
SCO RDA and Other Updates 
SCO Parcel Tax Reporting
9:35 AM - 10:40 AM Panel Discussion: County Auditor-Controller or DOF? What's the Difference? 
Howard Newens, CFO, Yolo County
Pat Blacklock, CAO, Yolo County
Ed Lamp, DOF, Glenn County
Julie Valverde, DOF, Sacramento County
10:40 AM - 10:55 AM Networking Break
10:55 AM - 11:45 AM GASB Update 
David Sundstrom, CPA, Member, Governmental Accounting Standards Board
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Host Announcements & Conference Close