Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Three chances to see the World's Best Economist provide a forecast of the US and Oregon economies

That's right, I have been invited by three different groups to give a presentation on the US and Oregon economies.  The first presentation is the most "vanilla," and provides a forecast of what to expect in this turbulent economic turnaround.  The second presentation build off the first and provides a look at real estate markets and how that may affect state and local government budgeting. The third presentation is forum on Oregon's perennial source of problems, better known as the Public Employee Retirement System.

I hope to see you at one, two, all three events!

Topic: 2013: The Year of the Turbulent Turnaround
Who: Institute of Management Accountants Special CPE Breakfast Event
When: Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 7:30-9:00 am
Where: Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego, 14811 Kruse Oaks Blvd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Register: Visit the IMA Portland Chapter’s website, and write “Breakfast” in the notes
Topic: Real Estate Forecast for the Next Year or So
Who: Association of Government Accountants, Portland Chapter Spring Conference
When: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Lloyd Center Doubletree, Executive Meeting Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, OR 97232
Note: Other presenters include Gary Blackmer, Director, Secretary of State Audits Division speaking on Oregon’s financial condition; Darrell D. Dorrell, Founding Partner of FinancialForenics on forensic accounting; Nick Beleiciks, State Employment Economist, Oregon Employment Department on Oregon unemployment and the labor market; and Paul Cleary, Executive Director, Oregon Public Employee Retirement System with a PERS Update.
Register: Visit the AGA Portland Chapter’s website and download the registration form.
Topic: Oregon’s Public Employee Retirement System, or Can an 800 Pound Gorilla be Tamed?
Who: Washington County Public Affairs Forum
When: Monday, June 3, doors open at 11:00 am, speakers begin at noon
Where: Tanasbourne Old Spaghetti Factory, 18925 NW Tanasbourne Drive, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Note: The other presenter is Marc Abrams, attorney with the Oregon Department of Justice.All programs are video taped and broadcast over Tualatin Valley Television as well as being streamed from the Forum’s website.
Register: There is not charge for admission. But, the cost of lunch pays for the room.  Please note, however, that only paid up members of the Washington County Public Affairs Forum are allowed to ask questions of the speakers.

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