First, and foremost, we have conducted educational seminars for treasurers and financial officers of all municipalities. This has been done on both statewide and regional basis. These seminars include one-day workshops, two and three-day conferences, and also the Illinois Municipal Treasurers Institute which is a four day affair leading to certification as an Illinois municipal treasurer, and at the national level.
The range of topics covered at the seminars include current legislative and professional issues, budgeting, bonding, motor fuel taxes, audit control, investments, police and fire pension administration, economic development, grants, home rule, and interest rates, just to name a few. The topics have been as many and varied as our membership. These seminars have been provided since our inception.