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NFMA Newsletter March 2023

The NFMA's Municipal Analysts Bulletin, Vol. 33, No. 1, is available here. Included in this issue is the platform of 2023 NFMA Chair, Mark Capell, a call for applicants to the New Member Advancement Committee's 2023 Mentorship Program, and reports from committees and societies. 

NFMA 2023 Annual Conference 

The NFMA will hold its 2023 Annual Conference at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa on May 16 - 19. Keynote speakers include Clarence Anthony, CEO & Executive Director, National League of Cities, Matthew Lieber, Director of Capital Markets, Capital Markets Group, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Hon. Jerry Demings, Mayor of Orange County, Florida.  To view the program, click here. To register, click here.


Educational Programs

Traditionally, the NFMA has held an Annual Conference each spring. The conference provides members with the opportunity to hear presentations, to meet with members of other Constituent Societies of the NFMA, and to contribute their efforts to the overall advancement of the NFMA. At the conference, the NFMA presents awards to individuals and organizations for extraordinary contributions to municipal analysis. For a list of past award recipients, click here.

The NFMA has also presented its Introduction to Municipal Bond Credit Analysis each fall, covering a wide range of topics/sectors geared to the needs of new analysts.  Advanced Seminars each fall and winter cover in-depth current topics of importance to the industry for seasoned analysts.

Constituent Societies hold educational events for members. Many of these events are open to members of other societies within the NFMA, and are posted on the NFMA's Event Calendar.

Are you a New NFMA member, or would you like to be?

The NFMA's New Member Advancement Committee (NMA) has programs designed to assist analysts who are newer to the field with career advancement and training. To learn more about NMA, click here.  If you have not yet joined the NFMA, click here for the Membership Application.

 NFMA's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

The DEI Committee began work in 2021 on initiatives to promote Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the NFMA. The first priority was to propose a new mission statement to be incorporated into the NFMA constitution. Effective December 27, 2021, the NFMA's constitution was amended with the new mission statement. To read the current NFMA constitution, click here.

For a better understanding of the goals of the DEI Committee, watch this short report by Anne Ross, 2021 NFMA Chair, Neene Jenkins and Nicole Byrd, Co-Chairs of the DEI Committee. For more information about the NFMA's DEI initiatives click here.

Market Advocacy

The NFMA has been a strong advocate of improved disclosure in the municipal market since its inception. Throughout its history, the NFMA has issued recommended best practices, white papers, comment letters and position statements on relevant topics in the municipal market. To view NFMA papers, go to Resources.

Job & Internship Banks

The NFMA maintains a job bank for its members and an internship bank for students. Employers may submit job and/or internship postings via this link: Job Bank Submissions