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Finance Campaigns Regional Workshop

April 4, 2013

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Participate in this workshop to learn about finance campaigns and finance vehicles. Start by learning basics and principles and then how to apply the information to real life scenarios. Practice makes perfect, right?

The workshop is geared for superintendents, business managers, board members and bond/levy campaign committee members.

The workshop will cover:

  • Information vs. advocacy
  • Elements of successful finance elections
  • Campaign structures that work
  • Voter registration and voter profiles
  • Understanding election data
  • Building a strategy that works in YOUR district
  • ...and more


  • Matt Donahue, D.A. Davidson & Co.
  • Su Midghall, Davis, Hibbits & Midghall, Inc.
  • Art Sasse, The Ovation Group

About the firms:

D.A. Davidson & Co.
D.A. Davidson & Co. is an employee-owned and operated full-service investment firm. In Oregon, D.A. Davidson & Co. employs over 160 employees in 8 offices. Our municipal finance expertise is very diverse: we issue General Obligation Bonds, Full Faith & Credit Obligations and Tax Anticipation Notes. In addition, we provide Local Option analysis, seek creative Refinancing Opportunities and aid in the election and campaign process. Year after year, we serve as manager for billions of dollars of financings. Our public finance investment bankers average over 18 years of experience and we are committed to enriching the lives of the people in our communities.

Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall, Inc.
Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall, Inc. (DHM Research) is a premier opinion research and consultation firm assisting private, public, and non-profit clients with planning and decision making. We are non-partisan and independent, specializing in providing high quality quantitative and qualitative opinion research to advise in the development of research based plans and communication strategies. Located in Portland, Oregon, we have a sound reputation for objectivity and thoroughness in our research. As a firm, we care about the issues we research and strive to do more work in areas that promote the social and economic well-being of our community.

Art Sasse, The Ovation Group
After nearly 15 years as a television journalist, collecting sound bites and covering politics for the ABC network along the way, Art Sasse has spent the past two decades helping clients deliver sound bites on the way to winning campaigns by effectively communicating to whatever audience they need to reach. Art has worked on nearly three dozen ballot measures and campaign races since he came to Oregon in the mid 90's. He has extensive experience working all aspects of campaigns and communications within the education policy & education funding arenas. Art has coached a wide variety of clients from Florida to Alaska, utilizing his innovative 10-step practice and preparation training program to help them communicate with passion and impact, while saving hours of time and stress. His additional work with companies and organizations in the energy, health care, education and government sectors provides unique and relevant prospective whenever engaged with campaigns or candidates in those particular policy arenas, or beyond.

Registration is free; registration is required to attend. Pizza and snacks are provided.

April 4, 2013

West Linn-Wilsonville District Office
Board Room
22210 SW Stafford Road
Tualatin, OR 97062  

4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please contact Lori Sattenspiel or Becky Gwynn with event and/or registration questions.


Voting trends 
Getting ready to go to your voters 
Understanding tax rates 
Lunch and Staying compliant 
What will it take to win? 
Counting the votes 
Identifying voters' attitudes 
Getting the message out 

Registration is free; registration is required to attend. Pizza and snacks are provided.

April 4, 2013

West Linn-Wilsonville District Office
Board Room
22210 SW Stafford Road
Tualatin, OR 97062

4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please contact Lori Sattenspiel or Becky Gwynn with event and/or registration questions.

OSBA is proud to partner with D.A. Davidson & Co. who is an OSBA Honors Partner.  This is an image of $name 


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