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Susanne Durkin-Schindler

Local Government Finance Specialist Consultant

Ms. Durkin-Schindler has extensive knowledge about and success with public-private and multi-agency partnerships, tax increment financing districts, public improvement fee (PIF) and user fee strategy and collection, formation of districts, and analyzing projected revenue streams from assessments, taxes and user fees. She is an effective liaison between public and private groups with often competing interests. She is skilled at public presentations and reaching consensus among impacted stakeholders. She is a skilled business owner currently under contract with developers and local governments in the Front Range of Colorado. Another part of her business is devoted to facilitating public and private groups striving to reach agreement so vital projects and programs achieve success.

Susanne has more than 30 years of experience working with special districts and city governments in Colorado. Her first five years as a City of Fort Collins employee were spent in the city attorney’s office where she assisted in rewriting the city code regarding special improvement districts. She then worked as a city financial policy and budget analyst for 15 years. Managing 12 active special districts was one of her duties. Her skills include bond document preparation, annual bond compliance/continuing disclosure reporting, capital projects budgeting, creating special assessment districts, reallocation of special assessments and projecting property valuations within tax increment districts.

She holds a degree in English/Education from Loyola University and is a Certified Records Manager.

Ms. Durkin-Schindler is a passionate volunteer dedicated to ensuring that the principles of restorative justice are implemented in repairing the impact of crimes involving youth and young adults in Northern Colorado.

Experience

  • Governmental Finance & Accounting32 years experience
  • Public Outreach36 years experience
  • Special District Finance and Accounting27 years experience

Education

  • B.A. English/EducationLoyola University, Chicago

Licenses & Certificates

  • Certified Records Manager, ICRM