AF-Indianapolis: Learning Local - Where Does Your Money Go? (Virtual) - America's Future

AF-Indianapolis: Learning Local – Where Does Your Money Go? (Virtual)

March 26, 2021 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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AF-Indianapolis presents the first in our Learning Local series – interactive events that aim to educate and inspire the Central Indiana community by the Central Indiana community.

Election rhetoric typically claims that Washington D.C. can never balance a budget. Moreover, politicians from both sides of the aisle claim that they know how to best spend and allocate your tax dollars.

But what about in our own backyards? Where does our money go and how do municipalities form budgets? Join us on March 26 as we learn the answers to these questions and more from our experienced panel.

Chelsey Manns is the Principal of Manns Consulting, an economic development, redevelopment, and workforce development consulting firm serving primarily municipalities and not-for-profits. Manns’s background includes serving as the Executive Director of the Morgan County Economic Development Corporation, a Project Manager for the Indy Partnership – the 9 county Indy-metro regional economic development organization, and the Business Development Director for Banning Engineering, a civil engineering firm based out of Plainfield. Currently, her clients range from municipal and county Redevelopment Commissions to strategic planning efforts for both local and regional economic development organizations. Manns attended the University of Indianapolis where she earned her Bachelor’s in Finance and has a certificate from the Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute.

John V. Accetturo is a Certified Government Financial Manager with over 35 years of distinguished government accounting and financial management experience at all levels. He holds an M.A. in Business Administration from Illinois State University and is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College. John was a member of the Carmel City Council from 2008-2011 and was a Commissioner on the Carmel Redevelopment Commission. Currently, he is a Principal in CMA Consultants LLC specializing in trust, estates, and taxes.

Rob Kendall is the producer for Chicks on the Right and guest host on WIBC. He was a member of the Brownsburg Town Council from 2012-2015. He also served as Director of the Indiana Board of Pharmacy and worked under Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch.