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Improving Municipal Bond Ratings

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Are you prepared for your next bond rating?

Do you remember the last visit from S&P or Moody's? In working with over 2,000 governments, OpenGov learned that many government officials feel unprepared when credit agencies review the municipality's bond rating. 

In this webinar, government finance solutions expert Charlie Francis will explore how governments can take a proactive, all-year approach to readiness that will position them to feel confident when a rating is being reviewed.

In this webinar, listeners will learn:
  • An overview of bond ratings: what they are and their impact on a government
  • The qualitative and quantitative measurements determining your bond rating
  • How to prepare for a rating review
  • The steps that you can take to maintain or improve your bond rating



Charlie Francis
Director of Government Finance Solutions, OpenGov

Charlie Francis is a municipal finance expert. He has more than forty years of local government financial management experience in both the public and private sector, including twenty years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, he served as the Director of Administrative Services and Treasurer for the City of Sausalito where he earned the unofficial title of "OpenGov super user". He has also served as a finance manager of the Town of Colma, CA and as a CFO and acting City Manager of Cities of Indian Wells, CA and Tracy, CA.

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