02/10/2022 NYS Retirement Systems Update Presenter: Andrea Goldberger, Deputy Comptroller, Retirement Services, Office of the State Comptroller Duration: 1 Hour This presentation will provide a general retirement system update that reviews membership/retiree trends, plan enrollments, funding, contribution rates, etc. Register Here
02/17/2022 The American Rescue Plan Presenter: Gregg Evans, CPA, The Bonadio Group, CPS, Consultants & More Duration: 1 Hour Billions in American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funding have been distributed to State and local governments. Guidance has been issued and continues to be updated regularly. There are many questions regarding the use of the funds, certification of the use of the funds, and the proper accounting and financial reporting for the funds. The Treasury has issued the final rule recently. We will review what has changed and what you need to do help your communities and stay in compliance.
03/10/2022 NYS DEC Municipal Zero-Emission Vehicle Program Presenter: Myra Fedyniak, Climate Policy Analyst 1, NYS Deparment of Environmental Conservation Duration: 1 Hour Register Here
03/17/2022 Appraisal Methodology for Solar and Wind Energy Projects Presenter: Tim Maher, Director of Real Property Tax Services, NYS Department of Taxation & Finance Duration: 1 Hour Tim Maher is the Director of Real Property Tax Services for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Beginning in 2022, assessors are required to use a new appraisal methodology for solar and wind projects that are one megawatt or larger. Tim will provide an overview of the new methodology and answer questions. Register Here
03/24/2022 Safeguarding County Systems, Services, and Infrastructure Presenter: Christopher DeSain, Director, Cyber Incident Response Team, NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services Duration: 1 Hour This presentation will cover the recent trends in cyber threats (threat briefing), observations on the state of local government cyber preparedness (from the perspective of an incident responder), Cyber prevention recommendations and a run thru of free DHSES CIRT services designed to assist local government prepare and prevent cyber incidents. Register Here
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