MSRB Announces New Town Hall Series Coming in 2018

Date: December 7, 2017

Contact: Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer


Washington, DC – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today announced that it will hold a series of “Town Hall” meetings in 2018 intended to enhance engagement with municipal market stakeholders and provide a forum for capturing ideas to inform the MSRB’s current priorities and long-term strategic initiatives. Market stakeholders will have the chance to communicate directly with MSRB Board members and staff about their expectation of the MSRB, and its current and future initiatives.

“The MSRB is committed to facilitating a continuous and productive dialogue with municipal market participants,” said MSRB Executive Director Lynnette Kelly. “These Town Hall meetings around the country will ensure we hear ideas, questions and concerns directly from our stakeholders.”

The MSRB’s Town Hall meetings will be exclusively in-person and open to the public. Registration is available through the links below:

MSRB Arizona Town Hall
Hosted in coordination with the National Association of Bond Lawyers’ 16th Annual Tax & Securities Law Institute
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. MT
JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Stonegrill
5350 E. Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Register to attend.

MSRB California Town Hall
Hosted in coordination with the National Association of Municipal Advisors
Thursday, February 22, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PT
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Register to attend.

MSRB Chicago Town Hall
Hosted in coordination with the Municipal Bond Club of Chicago
Thursday, May 17, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. CT
JW Marriott Chicago
151 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Register to attend.

The MSRB protects investors, state and local governments and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. The MSRB fulfills this mission by regulating the municipal securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities. To further protect market participants, the MSRB provides market transparency through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, the official repository for information on all municipal bonds. The MSRB also serves as an objective resource on the municipal market, conducts extensive education and outreach to market stakeholders, and provides market leadership on key issues. The MSRB is a self-regulatory organization governed by a 21-member board of directors that has a majority of public members, in addition to representatives of regulated entities. The MSRB is overseen by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Congress.