MSRB and the Municipal Forum of New York Host Municipal Finance Day in Washington, DC

Date: July 13, 2017

Contact: Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer


Washington, DC – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and the Municipal Forum of New York will host recent high school graduates participating in the 2017 Urban Leadership Fellows Program for “Municipal Finance Day” in Washington, DC on Friday, July 14, 2017.

“This is the sixth consecutive year that the MSRB has connected young people who are interested in careers in public finance with the industry’s regulators and policymakers,” said MSRB Executive Director Lynnette Kelly. “Each year we are energized and excited to inspire the next generation of leaders and innovators in the municipal securities market.”

The Urban Leadership Fellows Program provides underserved graduates of New York City's public high schools with an opportunity to explore careers in finance through a paid summer internship. The participants’ visit to Washington, DC supplements the practical skills gained at their internships with an understanding of the legal, regulatory and policy implications facing the municipal securities market. 

This year’s featured speakers at Municipal Finance Day include Representative Gwen Moore of Wisconsin; Hester Peirce, Director, Financial Markets Working Group and Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University; and MSRB Executive Director Lynnette Kelly.

The Municipal Forum of New York has sponsored the Urban Leadership Fellows since 1992 through its Youth Education Fund.

About the MSRB
The MSRB protects investors, state and local governments and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. The MSRB fulfills this mission by regulating the municipal securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities. To further protect market participants, the MSRB provides market transparency through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, the official repository for information on all municipal bonds. The MSRB also serves as an objective resource on the municipal market, conducts extensive education and outreach to market stakeholders, and provides market leadership on key issues. The MSRB is a Congressionally-chartered, self-regulatory organization governed by a 21-member board of directors that has a majority of public members, in addition to representatives of regulated entities. The MSRB is subject to oversight by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About the Municipal Forum of New York
The Municipal Forum of New York, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation, serves active members of the United States municipal securities industry through association activities including lunches and dinners featuring and recognizing prominent public sector and industry leaders of the public finance community.