The Edmond Sun

October 25, 2013

Conference focuses on rebuilding financial strength after disasters

Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — The Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition (, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch ( will present “Into the Recovery: Rebuilding Financial Strength and Resilience,” the annual Financial Education in Oklahoma Conference, on Nov. 6. The city manager for the City of Moore, Steve Eddy, will open the conference. Eddy’s talk will underline his perspectives from the tornado that hit Moore last May.

Additionally, Ray Boshara, senior adviser and assistant vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will speak on rebuilding household balance sheets. Boshara has referred to the household balance sheet as one of the core economic challenges of our time.

The conference brings together financial education service providers and stakeholders to learn about programs offered in the state, share experiences and identify new resources for financial education efforts, according to Steve Shepelwich, community development adviser for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch.

The event will be at the Moore Norman Technology Center, South Penn Campus, 13301 S. Penn, Oklahoma City, from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6.

Cost to attend is $25 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch buffet. Those interested can register online at For more information, email or call 270-8464.