Washington Public Treasurers Association 2018 Conference

Chelan, Washington
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Washington Public Treasurers Association 2018 Conference
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - Friday, April 20, 2018

Campbell's Resort & Conference Center
104 W Woodin Ave
Chelan, Washington 98816
United States

Map and Directions
Conference Agenda

Tuesday, April 17
  • President's Reception

Wednesday, April 18

Preconference Workshops (Box lunch for workshop attendees only)

The Small Entity Environment. Your Responsibilities A to Z

Toni Nelson, MRSC
Cheryl Grant, City of Chelan

Working for a small entity (city, town, fire district, water and/or sewer district, cemetery district) has its rewards.  It also has its challenges.  Having a small, or maybe even no, staff means you wear many hats.  It also means you have almost no time to think about all there is to do. 

This full day session is designed for discussion of the essential elements of a small clerk and/or finance department to include all aspects of daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual requirements and internal controls over operations.


Panel of public and private sector members

This roundtable is intended to cover a variety of topics for those not already attending the Small Entities A-Z.  Questions will be submitted from conference attendees prior to the session.  A panel will facilitate hot topic conversations and challenges brought by your peers.

Topic suggestions for discussion during this session can be given at time of registration.

Cash Handling Seminar

Anthony Francisco

Presentation of the Association of Public Treasurer's Cash Handling Training program.  This seminar, focuses on the job of cash handling; treasurer's responsibilities to first-line cash handlers; Federal Reserve policies; customer service; internal controls for cash handling; currency detection and counterfeit prevention; check detection, processing and fraud prevention; credit/debit and electronic payment mechanisms; and recommended policies and local legislation for cash acceptance.

Please note that this session will require an additional $50 registration fee.  The Association of Public Treasurers Model Cash Handling Manual is required for this session.  This manual along with a completion certificate will be provided to all paid registrants that attend the session.  

  • Golf Tournament – Flyer
  • Dinner at Campbell's Resort
Thursday, April 19
Friday, April 20
  • Breakfast
  • Roundtable Sessions
  • Scholarship Raffle & Drawing (must be present to win) 
Educational Sessions
Session Description
Session Schedule 

The WPTA Conference uses a “roundtable” format for presenting and discussing educational topics of interest, introducing new ideas, and sharing innovative ways to meet today’s challenges. This year’s theme includes:

  • Understanding Bond Authorizing Documents
  • Ask your Fiscal Agent
  • Minding your P's & Q's with the PDC
  • Understanding the Depository Trust Company 
  • GASB - Debt-Related Disclosures on Financial Statements
  • SAO Performance Center Data Tools
  • SAO Roundtable
Treasury Management
  • The Small Entities Environment (preconference only)
  • Cash Handling Seminar (preconference only)
  • Soundbites Panel (preconference only)
  • Succession Planning Tools & Tips for Finance Professionals
  • EXCEL Workshop
  • Purchasing Policies
  • LOCAL Loan Program
  • Small Entity Debt & Investments Policies 
  • Business License Service and FileLocal
  • Business License Threshold
  • Corporate Analysis 
  • Benchmarking and Investment Strategy
  • Investment Panel

Scholarships The WPTA Scholarship Committee’s mission is to provide monetary assistance to active members for WPTA related educational opportunities. Applications for scholarship requests are available on the WPTA website. Scholarship funds are limited, and are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis. Scholarships are available on a reimbursement basis for conference registration fees and/or hotel expenses.

Sponsorship Opportunities Washington Public Treasurers Association Conference is offering great opportunities for your company to get involved and support this very important conference. You will have the opportunity to showcase your company to over 200 delegates, speakers, and special guests. Opportunities are limited.

Registration Fees
Member: $275.00 (early bird $250.00 by 3/16)
Associate Member: $330.00 (early bird $300.00 by 3/16)
Non-Member: $330.00 (early bird $300.00 by 3/16)
Associate Non-Member: $395.00 (early bird $350.00 by 3/16)

Important Information

On-line Registration Deadline:
12:00 pm on Friday, April 6. Registrations after 12:00 pm on April 6 will include a $50 late registration fee in addition to the regular rate.

Deadline for Registrant List: Register and approve release of your information by Monday, April 9, 2018 to guarantee your name and company information on the attendee list.

Cancellations: Cancellations must be received in writing prior to Friday, April 13, 2018 and are subject to a $25 processing fee. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the conference. Refunds will not be granted after Friday, April 13, 2018 nor will they be given for no-shows. Please email cancellations to aenriquez@mrsc.org.

Substitution Policy: Substitution of registration (same type: member/non-member) is permitted prior to Friday, April 13, 2018. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant with written consent. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations associated with that substitution as well as updating any contact/demographic information. Please email substitution requests to aenriquez@mrsc.org.

Registration includes educational sessions, meals and networking.


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Make check payable to WPTA 2018 Conference. Payment must be received by April 13, 2018. Your registration is not guaranteed until payment is received.

    WPTA 2018 Conference
    2601 Fourth Avenue, Suite 800
    Seattle, WA 98121

    Federal TIN 91-1217394

    Split Payments: WPTA will allow separate credit card payments for the conference to allow attendees to pay for guest’s meals, golf, and other expenses separately if needed.

    At the checkout page enter the amount you would like to pay and then submit. To pay the remaining balance via credit card, log back in by entering your email and password. You will see an option to pay the remaining balance.