The 2020 Conference is a one-day VIRTUAL event.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Learn from Missouri municipalities, economic development agencies, commercial real estate developers, attorneys, elected officials, finance professionals, and community leaders at MEDFA’s 2020 Annual Conference Online!

The online event is open to the public and CLE credits are available.

2020 MEDFA Conference Agenda

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM – Conference Begins

  • Welcome Remarks, Amy Hamilton, City Manager, Richmond Heights, MEDFA President
  • Recognition of Sponsors and Conference Planning Committee

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM – Missouri Legislative Update and 2021 Forecast

  • Doug Stone, Attorney, Lewis Rice, MEDFA Legislative Committee
  • Randy Scherr, RJ Scherr & Associates, MEDFA Consultant, Governmental Relations

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Guest Speaker

  • Scott Colbert, Chief Economist, Commerce Bank NA
  • TOPIC: State of the U.S. Economy

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM – BREAK

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM – Sales Taxes, Weed & Wayfair
The Changing Landscape of Sales Taxation

  • Vickie Wolgast, District Manager, Martin City CID
  • Eric Creach, Attorney, Gilmore & Bell, P.C.
  • John Meuller, Managing Partner, Mid-America Capital, Inc.
  • David George, Troubled Asset Consultant, Mid-America Capital, Inc.

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM – BREAK FOR LUNCH

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM – Richard King Award Presentation

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM – Keynote Speaker

  • Jason Thein, Chief Administrative Officer/General Counsel, St. Louis MLS
  • TOPIC: Development of the St. Louis Soccer Stadium

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM – BREAK

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Small Group Roundtables

  • Attendees will join small groups online (4-6 people) to discuss economic development ideas, opportunities, and challenges.

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM – BREAK

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM – Municipal and Development Bond Market
An Overview of the Market through 2020 and expectations for 2021

  • Jim Lahay, Managing Director, Stifel
  • Ken Dotson, Senior VP, BOK Financial
  • Mike South, Managing Director, Hilltop Securities, Inc.

Closing Remarks / Adjourn

Conference Fees:
MEDFA Members = $30
General Public = $50

 

Have questions? Please contact MEDFA’s Administrator, Jill Quinn.
(816) 691-2120 or [email protected]