Who can attend?

This conference is designed for Public Entity Partners’ members who are local government employees and officials, including:

  • Anyone with Safety Responsibilities, Interests or Concerns
  • Supervisors with Safety Responsibilities
  • Safety, Risk and HR Manager
  • Mayors and Elected Officials
  • City Managers/Administrators
  • City Recorders/Clerks
  • Finance Directors
  • Human Resource Employees
  • Training Officers
  • City Attorneys
  • Law Enforcement

How much does it cost?

The conference is FREE to attend for Public Entity Partners’ members.  Participants are responsible for the cost of their hotel rooms and any food or meals outside of what is provided during breaks and official events.

What meals are provided?

The Symposium will begin on Wednesday AFTER lunch.  A Wednesday afternoon break with snacks will be provided.  Participants are invited to attend a networking reception with light hors d’oeuvres on Wednesday evening.  On Thursday, a morning snack break, lunch, and afternoon snack break will be served.  Participants that register for the Dinner and a Movie event will be served dinner at the theatre.  On Friday, a morning snack break will be served.  Breakfast is not provided.  

Will I receive proof of attendance?

All participants will receive a name badge with a QR code that can be scanned at the beginning of each session attended.  At the conclusion of the symposium, a transcript with all sessions and the applicable continuing education credits will be emailed to the email address provided at registration.  Participants are responsible for ensuring they scan into each session they attend.

What types of CEUs can I receive for attending the Symposium?

Symposium sessions have been evaluated for the following types of continuing education:

  • Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO)
  • Utility Commissioner
  • POST

The agenda reflects sessions that have been approved. Participants who attend the entire event are eligible to receive up to 15 hours of POST credit, up to 14 utility commissioner CEUs, and up to 16 CMFO credit hours with 13 of the CMFO credit hours in the Financial category.

Who can attend the Dinner and a Movie event to screen All the Queen’s Horses?
Thursday evening participants are invited to attend dinner and a movie for a showing of All the Queen’s Horses, about Rita Crundwell, the perpetrator of the largest case of municipal fraud in American history.  The award-winning documentary investigates how the former comptroller for the City of Dixon, Illinois, was able to embezzle $53.7 million of public funds across a span of 22 years and outlines the failures of the city’s internal controls and separation of duties.  Participants will be able to earn 1 POST credit hour and 2 CMFO credit hours  in the financial category and utility commissioner continuing education hours.

Participants must register for this event.  Participation is limited to 134 people.  Transportation is not provided to the theatre, but it is located less than 2 miles away from the conference hotel.

What is the dress code?

The recommended dress code is business casual.


If you have questions about this event, please contact:

Halie Gallik