County auditors and staff from throughout Indiana gathered at the Sheraton Indianapolis at Keystone Crossing Oct. 19-22 for our annual State Board of Accounts-called fall conference.
The week was a busy one, full of valuable training, networking and Indiana County Auditors' Association activities. In all, more than 200 people attended in person, with a virtual option also available.
Throughout conference, auditors were honored for their contributions to the Auditors' Association. Other Association activities included an "Auditor Matching Game," an Auditor Game Night, and a farm-themed dinner dance, costume contest, and history trivia game.
The week culminated in the Auditor Association's annual fall business meeting with the election of our 2022 officers and general membership ratification of our 2022 Legislative Platform.
More details are below, broken down into the following segments: I. Welcome; II. Find Your Match; III. Training; IV. Game Night; V. Dinner-Dance; VI. Honors; and VII. Q & A and Business Meeting.
We hope you all found this year's conference fulfilling and valuable. We also hope you enjoy reflecting on the week's events through the photo gallery below!
|Ready for Registration! ICAA Officers working the registration table (left to right): Debbie Stevens, Christina Sriver, Rachel Oesterreich, and Jennifer Flater.|
|Our conference program. To view a PDF version, click here: 2021 Program|
|ICAA officers with AOS (left to right): Association President Vicki Urbanik, Vice-President Debbie Stevens, Auditor of State Tera Klutz, Secretary Rachel Oesterreich, Treasurer Christina Sriver, and President-Elect Jennifer Flater.|
|The conference opening session on Wednesday, Oct. 20.|
|Deputy State Examiner Tammy White addresses the group during introductory remarks. Shown at left are ICAA President Vicki Urbanik, and at right is Deputy State Examiner Mike Bozymski.|
II. Find Your Match!
One of the Auditor Association activities at conference was a matching game. Registrants received a number and were encouraged to try to find their match. Not only did the winners get a treat, but they also got to meet another auditor or deputy whom they possibly didn't know before!
Training sessions at conference included financial reporting updates, data security, ARPA and CARES Act reporting, public records retention, public corruption, assessments, and abatement reporting.
IV. Game Night
The Auditor Association-sponsored Wednesday activity was Game Night, which included Auditor Bingo and Jeopardy. In the Jeopardy game, auditors were quizzed on topics including Indiana State Trivia, Name that County Auditor, Our Deadlines, and State Officials.
V. Dinner Dance
The Auditors' Association hosted a farm-themed dinner dance and costume contest for our Thursday activity. The event included a trivia game featuring four people and places that have played a role in Indiana's agricultural history.
During conference, certificates of appreciation were given to auditors for their contribution to the Auditors' Association. These included the Association's 2021 District Vice-Presidents, the Education Committee and the Legislative Committee.
VII. Friday's Q&A and Business Meeting
Our conference concluded with a SBOA Friday morning Q&A session, followed by our annual fall business meeting.