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34th Ohio GFOA Annual Conference & Membership Meeting
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 W. 5th Street
Cincinnati , OH 45202

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021 8:00 AM EST to Friday, September 24, 2021
Category: Events

Ohio GFOA's Annual Conference & Membership Meeting offers 2 1/2 days of unsurpassed networking opportunities & educational sessions focused on issues facing the industry.
Continuing education credits will be provided through the Ohio Accountancy Board (CPE), Ohio Treasurer of State's Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM), Ohio Auditor of State's Fiscal Integrity Act (FIA), and The Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education (CLE). Ohio GFOA’s 34th Annual Conference & Membership Meeting will provide up to 19 CPE hours in category AA.

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Online registration for the Ohio GFOA Annual Conference & Membership Meeting has closed. 

If you would like to register onsite, please complete this walk-in form prior to arriving to expedite the onsite registration. 

Registration Pricing

  • Ohio GFOA Member Full Conference - $260.00
  • Non-Member Full Conference - $360.00

Hotel Information

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza COVID-19 Statement:
The Hilton does not require vaccinated guests to wear masks. Those that are unvaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask, however they are not “policing” this, it’s an honor system. They are following all State Mandates as it relates to COVID and have a very active cleaning program in place.  While there have been some changes to the Hilton Clean Stay program, the core elements remain in place as it relates to room cleanliness and public space cleanliness, including regularly scheduled visits to high touch areas of the hotel (i.e. elevators, foyers, etc.). They are currently only providing housekeeping service upon request, therefore keeping their staff out of the attendees guestrooms for their health safety and privacy. Finally, all guestrooms have P-TAC air conditioning and heating systems that draw air directly from the outside into each individual guestroom, rather than using a shared ventilation system.        

Reserve Your Room Today

The deadline to receive the Ohio GFOA discount rate of $175/night plus applicable tax is September 10, 2021. Requests received after August 31, 2021, will be accepted based on room and rate availability. Ohio State Tax Exemption forms must be present at check-in. A valid form will exempt the 7.8% state sales tax. It will not exempt from the remaining room tax. If the entity is exempt from Hamilton County and Cincinnati taxes, the appropriate documentation must be presented at check-in as well.

Exciting NEW Conference Features

Extended Early Bird Registration Pricing
This year the Ohio GFOA will offer the early bird pricing until online registration closes! Register before Wednesday, September 15th, and you are guaranteed to receive the early bird registration pricing!

Conference Kickoff Social Hour
Ohio GFOA is excited to be back in person after a long year of virtual events. If you are local or arriving early to Cincinnati, we hope you will consider stopping by the hotel lobby for the first-ever Ohio GFOA Conference Kickoff Social Hour on Tuesday, September 21st from 8-9 PM.

This informal social hour is free to attend for conference attendees. Early conference registration will also be available during the social hour. Conference attendees can relax with a drink and circumvent the morning registration crowd.

Virtual Option for Attendees
The 2021 Ohio GFOA Annual Conference will be a hybrid format, with the option to participate either in-person or virtual (live-stream). Only one (1) session, per time block, will be live-streamed (sessions determined by registration popularity), including the general sessions, through the conference mobile app. Furthermore, all sessions, per time block, will be recorded for on-demand and posted to the Ohio GFOA website, following the conference.

The following sessions will be available via LIVE-STREAM in the Conference Mobile App.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

  • Blaze Your Brain: How to Turn Negative Thoughts into Positivity, More Action and Bigger Results
  • Public Payroll: Tips and Traps to Avoid
  • Uniform Guidance and Cares Act
  • Single Audit Update
  • Ohio Compliance Supplement Update
  • HR Hot Topics

Thursday, September 23, 2021

  • Breakfast with Guest Speaker Chris Morrill, GFOA Executive Director/CEO
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Moving Forward Together 
  • Understanding Property Taxes in Ohio
  • Records Retention in a Zoom Age
  • Navigating Federal Stimulus Funds, Including the American Rescue Plan Act
  • Cyber Security: Real Life Examples, Mitigation, and Other Threats
  • Roles the Fiscal Officers Plays in Smaller Governments

Friday, September 24, 2021

  • Professional Conduct Beyond Reproach