Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Auditors' Spring Conference, 2017

Welcome, Indiana County Auditors!

Our spring, 2017 conference was held at Crowne Plaza--Union Station in Indianapolis from May 23-26. Here is photo gallery from the event.

Monday, May 22


Pre-conference kick-off: To help prepare for a successful conference, the officers of the Indiana Auditors' Association held a planning meeting on Monday and again on Tuesday morning. Shown here are (left to right, standing) Past-President Gayle Pennington of Dearborn County, President-Elect Pauline Graff of Elkhart County, Treasurer Julie Fox of Marshall County, (kneeling, center) Secretary Vicki Urbanik of Porter County, and (kneeling, front) Vice-President Patty Ball of Daviess County.

Tuesday, May 23



President-Elect Pauline Graff, Elkhart County Auditor, gets ready for auditor and vendor registration.


Treasurer Julie Fox, Marshall County Auditor (seated), works the registration table and checks in Hancock County Auditor Robin Lowder and her staff. 


Welcome, Ohio County Auditor's Office! Treasurer Julie Fox greets Ohio County Auditor Deb Cappel and her staff.


The conference kicked off with an educational session organized by Vice-President Patty Ball. Morgan County Auditor Dan Bastin, Legislative Committee Chair, gives a presentation on web resources for county auditors, including tips on how to access the Indiana Code.


Panel Q&A: The educational session continued with a panel discussion with questions posed by county auditors. The topics covered a wide array of issues that we deal with everyday, from state audits to appropriations to splits and deductions. Panelists were (left to right) Dan Bastin of Morgan County, Gayle Pennington of Dearborn County, Vicki Urbanik of Porter County, moderator Patty Ball of Daviess County, Jennifer Flater of Clay County, Debbie Stevens of Warrick County, Kay Myers of LaGrange County, and Nick Jordan of Allen County.

Wednesday, May 24


The State Board of Accounts conference gets underway in the Grand Hall at Union Station.


In opening remarks, Indiana Auditor of State Tera Klutz addresses new initiatives in her office. Also giving opening remarks were (left to right, seated) State Examiner Paul Joyce, State Board of Accounts Director of County Services Lori Rogers, and Association President-Elect Pauline Graff.



Indiana Department of Local Government Finance Commissioner Courtney Schaafsma reviews new legislation of importance to county auditors.

Wednesday evening entertainment: Casino night at Union Station






Thursday, May 25

Indiana Commissioner of Labor Rick Ruble kicks off another full day with a review of labor laws and employment issues.



 Indiana State Board of Accounts Director of County Services Lori Rogers outlines new legislation.



From left to right: Association secretary Vicki Urbanik of Porter County, Association Vice-President Patty Ball of Daviess County, Indiana Auditor of State (and former Association officer and County Auditor) Tera Klutz, Association President-Elect Pauline Graff of Elkhart County, and Association Treasurer Julie Fox of Marshall County.

Thursday evening entertainment: Karaoke and line dancing







 

Friday, May 26


 At the Friday morning Q & A, Lori Rogers of the State Board of Accounts answers a wide array of questions submitted by the county auditors. Topics included advertising requirements, proper grant accounting, and county expenditures on meals and personal expenses.

The spring conference concludes with the Indiana Auditor Association meeting.
See you at the fall conference, Oct. 17-20, in Indianapolis.


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