Monday, July 1, 2019

North-South Regional Meetings

The Indiana County Auditors' Association was pleased to sponsor regional meetings on July 10 and 11 to provide ongoing education for county auditors and staff members.

Our North meeting was held Wednesday, July 10 at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Road, Valparaiso, Ind. Our South meeting was held Thursday, July 11 at the Gasthof Amish Village, 6659 E. Gasthof Village Road, Montgomery, IN.

The Association expresses our gratitude to all of our speakers for taking the time to share with us their expertise on matters affecting county auditors.

Here is the agenda, with links to the presentations:

Morning Sessions

911 Funding Issues: Edward Reuter, Executive Director, Statewide 911 Board
  Click here for the 911 presentation

Human Resource Matters -- FLSA and FMLA: Kent Irwin and Addie Rooker of Waggoner, Irwin, Scheele & Associates, Inc.
  Click here for the HR presentation

Lunch


Afternoon Sessions


Deductions and Exemptions: Daniel Shackle, Chief of Staff and General Counsel, Indiana Department of Local Government Finance
  Click here for the Deductions and Exemptions presentation

Budgets and 1782 Notices: Paige Sansone, Partner, CPA, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors LLC
  Click here for the 1782 Notice presentation

Changes to the Annual Financial Reports: Lori Rogers, CPA, Counties Director, State Board of Accounts
  Click here for the Annual Financial Reports presentation 
  


North meeting: Kent Irwin of Waggoner, Irwin, Scheele & Associates addresses the FLSA and FMLA.

North meeting: Paige Sansone, CPA and Parter at bakertilly reviews 1782 Notices.

North meeting: Dan Shackle, DLGF Chief of Staff and General Counsel outlines deductions and exemptions, including new legislation affecting the Over 65 and the Disabled Veterans deductions.

South Meeting: County Auditors and staff members in attendance.


South Meeting: Lori Rogers of the State Board of Accounts reviews changes to the Annual Financial Report.
South Meeting: Ed Reuter, Executive Director of the E911 Statewide Board, outlines 911 funding issues.


Thursday, May 23, 2019

Spring, 2019 Conference



County auditors from throughout Indiana gathered in French Lick May 21-24 for the spring, 2019 State Board of Accounts-called conference.

The conference featured speakers from agencies including the SBOA, Auditor of State's office, and the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance. Educational topics included annual financial reporting, annual audits, a new MVH directive, records retention, and new legislation.

Here are some photos of the event.

ICAA Officers at Conference: From left to right, President-Elect Julie Fox of Marshall County, Vice-President Vicki Urbanik of Porter County, President Patty Ball of Daviess County, Secretary Debbie Stevens of Warrick County, and Treasurer Jennifer Flater of Clay County.
At Registration.


The spring conference gets underway with opening remarks by State Examiner Paul Joyce and Deputy State Examiners Mike Bozymski and Tammy White.


Wednesday Night Activity: Bowling and Games

 





Thursday Night Activity: Stepping Back in Time to the 1920s!


Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch joined us as our guest speaker.

ICAA Officers in 1920s Attire

The Band
Costume Contest!

The male costume contest finalists
The female costume contest finalists












Friday: Q & A

The conference wrapped up with another informative Q & A session with Lori Rogers and Ricci Hofherr of the SBOA.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Spring 2019 Conference Approaching

Our spring, 2019 conference is right around the corner, May 21-24 at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind. 

For the activities agenda, click here: Conference Activities

For the agenda, click here: Spring Conference Agenda

For the SBOA call letter, click here: Call Letter

For a registration form for County Auditors, click here: Auditor Spring Conference Registration

For a registration form for vendors, click here: Vendor Spring Conference Registration

The registration forms to county auditors were sent by email on March 15.

Please note that the registration deadline was April 26. The cutoff for the hotel room block with the discounted rate was also April 26.

We ask that all county auditors and staff members wear their identification badge at conference. The deadline for placing badge orders for pick-up at the spring conference has passed.

The Tuesday afternoon session will be an AIC education session. To attend this session, please register with the AIC. 

Some other highlights of the spring conference:

  • Registration check-in for auditors and vendors will open at noon, Tuesday, May 21.
  • Vendor booth set-up opens at noon, May 21, with take-down on Thursday, May 23.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday night will be vendor nights.
  • The Thursday night entertainment will be a Gatsby Dinner Event. Attendees are asked to dress in 1920s attire. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume. Featured speaker will be Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch!

Auditors and vendors: Please remit your registrations and payment to ICAA Treasurer Jennifer Flater, Clay County Auditor, 609 E. National Ave., Room 105, Brazil, IN 47834

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Indiana County Auditors attend AIC Legislative Conference

County auditors from throughout Indiana were among approximately 300 county officials who attended the Association of Indiana Counties' 2019 County Legislative Conference held in Indianapolis Feb. 5-6.

During the conference, county officials met with legislators to discuss local government issues and also attended AIC sessions that focused on legislative proposals that would have an impact on county government. The Indiana County Auditors' Association were among the AIC affiliate groups to host a break-out session, giving county auditors the opportunity to hear  legislative updates from the Association's Legislative Committee as well as from our legislative lobbyist, Mark Palmer.

During the break-out session, Indiana County Auditors' Association President Patty Ball thanked the legislative committee for all their hard work keeping track of the pending bills that affect county auditors. She also urged county auditors to contact their local state legislators to give their input on legislative matters.

The Auditors' Association is following a number of bills, including: H.B. 1436, which includes a variety of proposals that the Auditors' Association supports, including a requirement that homestead deductions are on single parcels, in turn encouraging parcel combinations and eliminating inefficiencies in the current process; H.B. 1010, which addresses changes to the Over-65 deduction and credit; H.B. 1033, which proposes changes to the LIT legislation; and H.B. 1025, which would double the state subsidy for county highway engineers.

State leaders who spoke at the conference included Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Auditor of State Tera Klutz, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, State Representative Phil GiaQuinta and State Senator Mark Messmer. Workshop topics included broadband infrastructure and marijuana legalization.

Below are some scenes from the AIC Legislative Conference and our Auditors' Association break-out session.

From left to right: ICAA vice-president Vicki Urbanik of Porter County, ICAA president Patty Ball of Daviess County, Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, ICAA treasurer Jennifer Flater of Clay County, and ICAA secretary Debbie Stevens of Warrick County.

Auditors' Association affiliate break-out session

Mark Palmer, legislative lobbyist for the Auditors' Association, addresses legislative proposals.

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch speaks to the AIC conference attendees.

Auditors' Association breakout session.
Nick Jordan, Allen County Auditor and Auditors' Association Legislative Committee Co-Chair, addresses legislative priorities for county auditors.

Auditors' Association break-out session.