Registration Opens

8:00 AM

Everything You Want to Know About PSPRS

9:00 – 11:50 AM (3 CPEs)

Nick Ponder, Pension Policy Analyst, League of Arizona Cities & Towns
Mike Townsend, Deputy County Manager, Coconino County
Scott Barber, HR Director, Town of Florence Local Boards

This panel discussion will cover the following topics: PSPRS reform update, employer recommended practices, local boards and disability impacts, and legal issues.


Noon – 12:30 PM

How to Read Your Actuary Report and a Simple Projection of Your Funded Status

12:40 – 2:10 PM (1.5 CPEs)

Scott McCarty, Finance Director, Town of Queen Creek
Jean-Pierre Aubry, Director of State and Local Research, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

This session will educate attendees on how to read their actuary report. Mr. Aubry will also discuss actual reports of several of the cities/towns in attendance.

What are Cities Doing to Address Their PSPRS Costs?

2:20 – 3:10 PM (1 CPE)

Karen Osburn, Deputy City Manager, City of Sedona

Mark Woodfill, Finance Director, City of Prescott
Kelly Pfost, Management and Budget Director, Town of Gilbert
Scott McCarty, Finance Director, Town of Queen Creek

The panelists will discuss the various ways their respective organizations have addressed their PSPRS costs. A roundtable Q & A will follow.

Training Concludes

3:10 p.m.

CPE forms will be available at the registration desk at the conclusion of the training.

GFOAz Board Meeting

3:15 – 4:00 PM