David N. MacGillivray

David N. MacGillivray

Principal, CIPMA · +1 (651) 223-3068

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David MacGillivray, a principal with Baker Tilly, has more than 35 years of experience in local government and as a municipal advisor.

Dave’s direct client responsibilities cover major cities and counties, special districts, municipal power utilities, as well as high-growth suburban jurisdictions. He joined Springsted in 1985 as a senior analyst and has attained a succession of positions in the analytical and client representative areas. Dave worked for several municipalities in financial and city management.

  • Represents municipal advisory clients
  • Worked for several municipalities in financial and city management
  • Economics background based in addressing financial management objectives
  • Authored numerous studies on fiscal impact analysis, economic development finance, debt management and the use of specialized revenue sources such as utility, sales and hospitality/ admissions taxes and frequently lectures on economic development, financial management and the municipal bond industry
  • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada Member: past service on Standing Committee on Economic Development & Capital Planning, contributor on numerous initial best practices covering economic development and P3s
  • Recognized nationally by The Bond Buyer’s 2017 ‘Deal of the Year Award – Small Issuer Category’ for a reverse P3 $138 million acquisition financing of a private water system for one of his client’s transactions
  • Recognized by clients for the National Awards for Excellence in Debt Management and Financial Planning
  • Recognized by clients for The joint Ford Foundation-John F. Kennedy School of Government Award for Innovation in Government
  • Recognized by clients for the U.S. Conference of Mayors National Award for Public-Private Partnerships for downtown revitalization
  • Taught the National Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Economic Development training course and has served on GFOA committees
  • Presented at ­numerous GFOA conferences on public finance, financial management and economic development
  • Authored cover story and other articles on economic development and financial management for the GFOA's ­Government Finance Review
  • Taught a GFOA course on economic development for financial professionals
  • Presented at the National Forum of Black Public Administrators' annual forum on capital planning and municipal finance
  • Presented annually at the National Water Environment Federation of Municipal Water Utilities' annual conference, “Attaining the Highest Credit Ratings: City of Saint Paul AAA Story”
  • Presented at numerous regional and multiple state forums on a wide variety of topics, such as municipal bonds, credit ratings, capital planning, budgeting, economic development, green bonds, neighborly bonds




University of Minnesota – Minneapolis
Master of Arts in economics

University of Minnesota – Minneapolis
Bachelor of Arts in economics