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MnCHAA Program

2021 Schedule

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Time Activity
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Webinar opens
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Welcome announcements
9:00–9:45 a.m.

New Accountants Refresher
Mike Kilanowski, State Aid

Information for new accountants focused on T-tables and the first five chapters of the State Aid Accounting Manual. Also a great refresher course for experienced accountants.

9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00–10:45 a.m.

Project Funding Database
Mike Kilanowski, State Aid

Mike will go over the Project Funding Database that he created. The presentation will go through all stages of a project.

10:45 a.m. –12:00 p.m.

OneOffice and TimePlus
Melissa Scherer, RTVision

Overview of the upgraded version of OneOffice, including new features and changes. Overview of TimePlus.

12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

Mixed District Roundtable Discussions
This session will be held as a Zoom Meeting in order to utilize the "breakout room" feature. Attendees will be randomly placed into small virtual rooms to discuss a set of mixed district roundtable questions.

1:15–2:15 p.m.

Job Costing 101
Erica Ellefson, Washington County Public Works

It is no easy task tracking budgets for Road & Bridge projects that span multiple years. I will share Washington County's tips, tricks, and spreadsheets!

2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30–3:30 p.m.

New Roads Update
Jake Hackenmueller, Avenu Insights & Analytics

We will be discussing the status of the latest New Roads release and highlighting changes included in the release. We will also be covering support discussion topics.

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Counties Providing Technology Update
Dominique Mueller, Counties Providing Technology

Discussion on the program with updates and releases, and covering support discussion topics.

4:30 p.m. Adjourn


Thursday, May 20, 2021

Time Activity
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Webinar opens
8:00–8:30 a.m.

Minnesota County Engineers Association Updates
Brian Giese, Pope County Engineer; and Minnesota County Engineers Association President

Updates on the latest issues and events impacting MN County Highway Departments.

8:30–9:15 a.m.

State Aid Update
Cindy Degener, State Aid Finance

We will introduce new team members and how to navigate the State Aid Website, SAPRs, encourage electronic submission, DCP requests, and new requirements for retainage.

9:15–9:45 a.m.

State Auditor Tips on GASB 34, 84 and 87
Bob Johnson, Audit Director, Moorhead Office (State Auditor)

Mr. Johnson will be providing an overview/explanation of GASB 34, 84, and 87 and answer any questions accountants may have regarding the audit process.

9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00–11:00 a.m.

Tips to Make the Most of Your MCIT Property, Auto, and Liability Coverage
Tom Suppes, Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT)

MCIT representatives share ways to navigate common causes of loss, MCIT coverage and resources.

11:00 a.m.–noon

Your PERA Benefits
Luis Argueta, PERA

This session gives you an overview of PERA and is ideal for any stage of your career. We will talk about the benefit options available in this pension, learn how PERA calculates the benefits and how PERA will fit into your overall financial plan.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch 
1:00–2:00 p.m.

Navigating the Flood Waters, Lessons Learned in Dealing with Disaster Declarations and Wading Through the Paperwork
Scot Olson, Heather Winkleblack, Kittson County Emergency Management Director and Regional Program Coordinator from MN Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Learn tips on how to deal with disasters when they arise. We will show you tips on how to handle the paperwork and lessons learned from past disasters.

2:00–3:00 p.m.

Fraud Awareness
Erica Ellefson, Washington County Public Works

Fraud awareness, detection, controls, and reporting; why we do what we do!

3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 4:00 p.m. Minnesota County Highway Accountants Business Meeting
4:00 p.m. Adjourn