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Grants and Audits: A Small City Preparation Workshop

December 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grants and Audits: A Small City Preparation Workshop

How to become audit ready and grant ready

Join TCOG as we host a workshop covering two hot topics that will increase transparency and strengthen your odds of acquiring new funding sources. This workshop, scheduled for Tuesday, December 16th, from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM is designed for small city mayors, council members, city secretaries, and city managers. All are welcome to attend this free workshop.

What does being “audit ready” mean?

  • Why is audit readiness important?
  • Presenter: Lori Cannon, CPA
What does being “grant ready” mean?
  • Why is grant readiness important?
  • Finding the right grant
  • Presenters: Eric Neagu, PE, assisted by Martha Lowery, TCOG CED Program Planner

About Eric Neagu

Mr. Neagu serves as Senior Project Manager for Weaver Boos Consultants, whose areas of expertise include water resources, transportation, public facilities, and trail design. His experience spans public, private and institutional clients. He has familiarity with various grant programs and actively assists local communities in obtaining funding for due diligence, planning activities, and project implementation.

About Lori Cannon

Lori Ann Cannon, CPA, received her CPA certification in 1985. In January of 1986, she began her career in public accounting with an audit for the City of Sherman. Since then, she has audited and advised for many municipalities in the North Texas area. Her experience includes Texoma Council of Governments, Greater Texoma Utility Authority, Texoma Workforce Commission, several cities in the area, and other not-for-profit entities. For a short time, she worked on “the other side of the equation” by being a controller for a large non-profit entity in Oklahoma that managed several grants such as transportation, head start, community service block grants, retired senior volunteer program, and others. Her experience in governmental and not-for-profit accounting and auditing is extensive and widespread through the various cities and agencies she has served throughout her career. Her goal is to offer affordable accounting, consulting and/or auditing services to Cities of all sizes, but especially smaller cities with tight budgets, while offering “large firm” service, experience and technical assistance.


December 16, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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