Join the Utah Taxpayers Foundation for the second annual “Newly Elected Officials” Conference on Monday, January 13, 2014 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm at the Grand America Hotel. There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP to Heidi at 801.972.8814 or email

Keynote Speaker Clint Bolick of the Goldwater Institute will share “Fill in” and join local leaders from around the state on topics of local leadership and fiscal responsiblity.

  • How budgets, financial statement and annual audits shape public policy
  • How do sales and property taxes work?
  • Introduction to land use
  • Danger of seeing staff as constituencies
  • When are RDAs appropriate and when are they just corporate welfare?
  • Bonding best practices
Title Speaker Start
Lunch Speaker Clint Bolick, Goldwater Institute 12:45
 City Leadership 101 – How the Budget,
Financial Statements and Annual Audits
Shape Public Policy
Ryan Ireland, Eagle Mountain City Council 1:30
City Leadership 101 – How do Sales and
Property Taxes Work?
Wayner Harper, former Member of the West Jordan City Council 2:00
City Leadership 101 –
Introduction to Land Use
Brent Bateman, Utah Property Rights Ombudsman 2:30
City Leadership 101 – Impact Fees Craig Call, former Utah Property Rights Ombudsman 3:00
Bureaucrats (staff) vs smaller,
more responsive government –
Danger of Seeing Staff as Constituencies
Chris McCandless, Sandy City Council 4:00
Cities and Economic Development:
When are RDAs Appropriate, and
When are They Just Corporate Welfare?
Steve White, former member, Utah County Commission 4:15
Bonding Best Practices Jon Bronson, Zion’s Bank Public Finance 4:45