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Needs, Wants and Reality: Navigating Project Financing

Building Management and Leadership

Financing projects big and small is interdisciplinary — legal and financial. This session will review voted and unvoted legal options for financing projects and the related cost of funds for each option. Fitting financing into an overall financial and facilities plan will also be discussed as well as managing expectations about what is possible given practical constraints.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn options for financing library building projects including utilizing PLF notes.
  • Identify legal elements of financing library projects.

  • Utilizing facilities plans in the budget process


Rebecca Princehorn, Partner, Bricker & Eckler LLP
Rebecca Princehorn is a partner in Bricker & Eckler's Public Finance group. Her practice emphasizes school and local government law. She served as bond counsel for the first Ohio publicly offered Public Library Fund-backed library notes.  She has also structured collaborations between local governments, particularly those involving libraries and school districts, and gifts to local governments. Becky is a frequent lecturer on public finance for several organizations, including the Ohio Library Council, Buckeye Association of School Administrators, Ohio School Boards Association, Ohio Association of School Business Officials, Ohio Township Association, Ohio Association of Public Treasurers, Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association and the Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities. She serves as Editor of Baldwin's Ohio Practice, Local Government Law-Township, published by Thomson/Reuters Publishing.

Patrick King, Senior Vice President of Public Finance, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.

Lauren Hagan, Chief Financial Officer/Fiscal Officer, Columbus Metropolitan Library
Lauren joined CML in January 2018. As the library’s Chief Financial Officer, Lauren leads the Finance, Property Management, Procurement, Capital Planning & Project Management and Data Analytics & Insights departments. Prior to joining CML, Lauren served as Senior Associate Vice President of Finance and Controller at Loyola University Chicago and was responsible for the financial operations of several significant units within the finance division including general accounting, financial systems, payroll, the student business office and accounts payable. Lauren had the pleasure of working at Loyola University Chicago for nearly eight years where she held various roles in finance and administration. Lauren’s career began in public accounting gaining experience in both audit and tax at two large public accounting firms. Lauren is passionate about issues affecting women and families and is on the finance committee of South Side Early Learning (SSEL) an early childhood nonprofit. Lauren is a member of Columbus Business First’s 40 Under 40 class of 2020. Lauren earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in accounting from Loyola University Chicago; she is also a CPA. 

More in the Program Series:
Tuesday, 6/7/2022
Public Bidding and Requirements for Design Professionals and Construction
Thursday, 7/14/2022
Library Renovations: Considerations and Case Studies
Tuesday, 7/26/2022
Furniture Evaluation and Selection in Public Libraries

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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern

Online via Zoom

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Who should attend:  Anyone wanting to know more about building projects and finances
Competencies:  Building Management, Leadership and Laws

Non-Member Cost:      $40
NEO-RLS Bronze Member Cost:  $24
NEO-RLS Silver Member Cost:   FREE
NEO-RLS Gold Member Cost:    FREE
NEO-RLS Individual Member Cost:  $20

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