Sunday, May 1, 2022

Spring Conference, 2022!

The Indiana County Auditors' Association was pleased to host our 2022 spring conference April 26-28 in Indianapolis. This was our first Association-wide in-person spring conference since 2019.

Our event opened with an AIC Institute of Excellence class, followed by a full day of speakers from the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance, Auditor of State, Indiana Public Access Counselor, and INPRS. Our Association evening activity was a "Wine and Canvas" event, where we painted a sunset scene on a wooden board in the shape of Indiana. Our conference culminated in the SBOA-called auditor training on topics including the American Rescue Plan Act, enhanced regulatory financial reporting, and new state legislation.

Thank you to all the speakers, vendors, county auditors, and auditor deputies who attended and helped to make this conference a success!

ICAA officers Debbie Stevens and Debra Carnes work the registration table.

Welcome to conference!

2022 ICAA officers:  Debbie Stevens, Rachel Oesterreich, Jennifer Flater, Debra Carnes, Christina Sriver, and Vicki Urbanik

ICAA President Jennifer Flater gives opening remarks with Jacque Clements of AIC.

Indiana Public Access Counselor Luke Britt addresses the Open Door Law.

INPRS representatives Michelle Blahay, Lisa Anderson, and Maretha Barnes present on Indiana's Public Employees Retirement Fund.

Auditor of State Tera Klutz and AOS Janie Cope speak on settlement, the state tax surplus refund, and other matters.

DLGF Budget Director Fred Van Dorp addresses steps to take to help prevent errors in tax billing.

Auditors are artists, too! Below are some scenes of our Wine and Canvas event, at which we literally painted Indiana!

The SBOA state-called training kicked off with opening remarks by (left to right) AIC Executive Director David Bottorff, State Examiner Paul Joyce, Deputy State Examiner Tammy White, and Deputy State Examiner Beth Kelley.

Ricci Hofherr, Governmental Technical Assistance & Compliance Director at SBOA, addresses financial reporting and audit issues.

Several county auditors who came into office together after the 2014 elections and who will be term-limited at the end of this year gather for what will be their last official spring conference together as county auditors. Left to right are: Debbie Stevens of Warrick County, Pam Goffinet of Perry County, Jennifer Flater of Clay County, Vicki Urbanik of Porter County, Patty Ball of Daviess County, and Julie Fox of Marshall County.

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