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FPA of Oregon & SW Washington Chapter Monthly Meeting Webinar - July 15, 2020
Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
Category: Chapter Meetings

Registration for this meeting is now closed.

Wednesday, July 15

12:00 - 1:00 pm

This month's topic: "What's Next, Portland?"

Get the Most Current Economic Forecast for Oregon on July 15 with FPA

Presented by Josh Harwood, City Economist, City of Portland


About this Presentation

Get the Most Current Economic Forecast for Oregon on July 15 with FPA! 

Learn more about what is happening and expected in the metro area and throughout Oregon (not just Portland) that will impact our personal and professional lives. 

This is not just a Portland economic forecast! Josh joins us to talk all things economy-related for our cities and counties across the State. Now being several months into current conditions, we have a unique perspective on where we were, where we actually are, and where we could be headed. A not-to-miss program for anyone! As national, state and local economies start to open back up, it’s important to remember where the economy was prior to COVID-19. The presentation will then summarize the impacts of the disease on the economy to this point. Finally, it will cover how a potential economic recovery might look like. A very timely and pertinent presentation and discussion!

Learning Objectives

  • Provide the latest economic data; and
  • Discuss possible economic forecasts so that finance professionals can consider those details when making financial decisions.

Target Audience

Financial Professionals and Associates -- anyone interested in the current economic environment and the outlook for Portland and Oregon as a whole

About Our Presenter

Josh currently serves as the City Economist for the City of Portland, Oregon, providing financial forecasts for city budgeting, as well as advising on a variety of city finance issues. Prior to joining the City in 2010, he worked for the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis and served as Chief Economist in the Colorado Governor's Office. In these capacities, he has been responsible for forecasting income, sales, and property taxes, as well, as tobacco, transportation, and oil and gas revenues. He currently serves as Board Chair of the Portland’s Fire and Police Disability and Retirement Board, as well as on the State Revenue Forecast Advisory Committee, Government Finance Officers Association’s Budget Committee, and is a board member for Willamette University’s Center for Governance and Public Policy. He has a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University and a masters degree in economics from the University of Colorado. Additionally, he has served as adjunct faculty at Portland State University and consulted with a variety of partners, including the Northwest Center for Economic Research.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

This course is approved for 1 (one) credit hour of continuing education (CE) through the CFP Board and for 1 (one) credit hour of continuing education (CE) through the Oregon Insurance Division. Application was made to the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner and denied. Participants must prove participation in the full extent of the activity for FPA to file on your behalf. Be sure to provide your appropriate certification numbers on the registration form for accurate filing on your behalf. Certificates of Participation for individual record keeping will be provided on a request basis.  

Registration Details and Fees (price per individual)

Please pre-register by Tuesday, July 14. Upon registration, participants will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom registration link and other details. To access and participate in the meeting, you must also register on Zoom for security purposes (2-step process).

  • FPA Member Price: $15
  • Non-Member Price: $30

Registration fees includes the presentation and materials as provided by the speaker and Continuing Education (CE) credit.


Click here for a printable summary of July's Chapter Meeting

Contact: Amoreena Burke via email at [email protected]