The Bond Buyer is proud to introduce the second-annual Rising Stars program showcasing the brightest young minds in the municipal bond industry.

The goal of the initiative: Identify municipal finance professionals under the age of 40 whose leadership, collaborative spirit, innovation and creativity have enabled them to make a positive contribution to the community.

To convene these exemplary professionals, we need your help. If you have a colleague or employee who fits the bill, please let us know by completing our nomination form. Submissions will be judged by a panel comprising The Bond Buyer’s editorial leadership as well as a diverse set of muni finance leaders. Honorees from our inaugural class are ineligible to enter, but you are welcome to resubmit 2016 nominees who were not chosen.

The Bond Buyer's 2017 Rising Stars will be announced on the Bond Buyer website in September. Honorees will receive a complimentary invitation to our flagship California Public Finance conference, which begins September 25 in Carlsbad, Calif., where they will be recognized before their peers.

As the municipal finance industry advances, we're excited to showcase the people who will shape its future and to introduce them to the broader municipal finance community. Thank you in advance for your support of this initiative and we look forward to seeing you in California.

Click here to nominate your Rising Star.

Click here to view the 2016 Rising Stars.