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

Date: July 26, 2018

Contact: Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer
              202-838-1500
              jgalloway@msrb.org

MSRB AND THE MUNICIPAL FORUM OF NEW YORK TO HOST
MUNICIPAL FINANCE DAY IN WASHINGTON, DC

Washington, DC –The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and the Municipal Forum of New York are again hosting “Municipal Finance Day” in Washington, DC on Friday, July 27, 2018. Municipal Finance Day is an annual event for recent high school graduates participating in the 2018 Urban Leadership Fellows Program.

The Urban Leadership Fellows Program offers New York City's underserved youth the opportunity to explore careers in finance through a paid summer internship. Participants visit Washington, DC to integrate skills gained at their internships with an understanding of the legal, regulatory and policy implications facing the municipal securities market.

“The MSRB has partnered with the Municipal Forum of New York on this event for the past seven years,” said MSRB President and CEO Lynnette Kelly. “Each year we’re excited to meet the next class of bright, young people who are interested in public finance. The MSRB is honored to have a direct role in connecting today’s industry leaders and policymakers with the next generation.”

Featured speakers at this year’s Municipal Finance Day include Elisha Tuku, Chief Counsel, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (Minority); Bruce Johnson, Senior Counsel to the House Committee on Financial Services (Minority); William Miller, Attorney-Adviser at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Reginald Wells, Senior Adjunct Professorial Lecturer in the School of Public Affairs at American University; and Lynnette Kelly, MSRB President and CEO.

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.

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.