Wisconsin Economic Development Academy: Tax Incremental Financing Fundamentals (Webinar)

APA Wisconsin Chapter


Tuesday, April 30, 2019
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. CDT

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Ehlers is a leading TIF consultant in Wisconsin having been involved in the creation of Tax Increment Districts since the program’s inception in 1976. From 2009-2018 alone, Ehlers has created or amended 519 TID’s in Wisconsin.

This session will provide a brief historical backdrop explaining the origin and purpose of TIF and will proceed to outline the basic mechanics of how the program works vis a vis the tax collection and distribution process, what can and cannot be funded and how the program has been successfully applied in Wisconsin. There will be a discussion about proper TID program management and options for structuring TIF plans and agreements to effectively minimize risk to the local municipality. 

The presentation will entail a front half which will cover historic context, statutory authority, mechanics of the program and back half which will cover the details of what can be financed, how it is financed and mathematical samples of TIF projections and analysis.


Ehlers is an independent Municipal Advisory firm serving only Municipal clients. Established over 60 years ago, it provides financial advisory and economic development consulting services to over 300 municipalities in Wisconsin alone. Ehlers has offices in Wisconsin, Minnesota, & Colorado. For more detail see our website at www.ehlers-inc.com




Dawn Gunderson Schiel

Dawn Gunderson Schiel, CIPMA /CPFO, Senior Municipal Advisor / Vice President Dawn joined Ehlers in 2004, serving as a Senior Municipal Advisor to Wisconsin cities, villages, towns and counties. She brings 25 years of local government finance experience to Ehlers’ clients from her employment in City, County and State government. Dawn ... Read More

Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a Senior Municipal Advisor/Vice President at Ehlers. Greg joined Ehlers in October 2005. Previously, Greg worked for municipalities in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Kansas. Greg served as Administrator in Rib Mountain, WI and De Soto, KS. Greg has extensive experience in operational and capital budgeting, budget restructuring ... Read More

Contact Info

Forrest Elliott, elliottf@uwm.edu