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REGISTER NOW for CTBA 2018 Fiscal Symposium

Event Date and Time: 

October 10, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Event Location: 
Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Blvd. Presidents Hall, 2nd Floor
Chicago , IL

The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability welcomes Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza as the keynote speaker at its annual Fiscal Symposium, "The Fiscal Future of Illinois." Comptroller Mendoza will share her vision for bringing Illinois to sustainable fiscal health, as well as Illinois' place in the global economy.

Susana A. Mendoza was sworn in as Illinois Comptroller on Dec. 5, 2016, after running for office on a platform of prioritizing the most vulnerable residents at a time when the State was suffering through two years without a budget. During a time of historic fiscal crisis, Mendoza has been an advocate for stability, comprehensive budget solutions and open and transparent financial reporting.

The Office of the Illinois Comptroller is charged with maintaining the State's central fiscal accounts and ordering payments into and out of the funds. The Comptroller's Office maintains a website that gives residents detailed information about the State's fiscal health; employee salaries; outstanding bills; and vendor contracts. Mendoza recently oversaw a revamp of the website to make it user-friendly and easier to navigate. 

Mendoza is a trailblazer when it comes to women in politics. She was the first Hispanic independently elected to statewide office in Illinois after her historic win as the first woman elected City Clerk in Chicago in 2011. Mendoza was elected during a special election to fill out the remaining two years of the term won by her friend, the late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. Following Topinka's example of offering candid assessments of State finances regardless of whether or not they ruffled feathers in either party, Mendoza quickly began delivering on a promise to be a truth-telling fiscal watchdog. (Full Bio)




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 Representative Fred Crespo (D-44)






Representative Stephanie Kifowit (D-84)






Representative David Harris (R-53)





This page will be updated as more panelists are confirmed and additional information becomes available.

Current Sponsors Include:

Illinois Association of School Administrators

  • Illinois Principals Association
    State University Annuitants Association

  • AFSCME Council 31
  • Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
  • Illinois Association of School Boards
  • Illinois Association of School Business Officials
  • Illinois Federation of Teachers
  • National Able Network

To join these sponsors and support CTBA's event, please contact Sydney Smith by email at ssmith@ctbaonline.org or by phone at (312) 332-1285. Click HERE to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, and to download and complete a sponsorship form.

For general inquiries, please contact Tracy Schonberger, CTBA's Administrative Director at tschonberger@ctbaonline.org or (312) 332-1041.

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