Sara Mares is a Director with more than 21 years of experience at NBS, a consulting firm working for local government agencies. She has formed a variety of Special Financing Districts (SFDs), specializing in Community Facilities Districts (CFDs), as well as related bond issuances. She also has significant background in forming various types of Assessment Districts. Sara has experience working with all aspects of the formation and debt issuance process, including planning, project management, budget analysis, rate modeling, financial analyses, formulation of rate and methods of apportionment, and public presentations. She spent many years involved in ongoing SFD administration, including working with troubled districts, and brings that experience and perspective to every formation project she works on. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in Economics from Mills College and is a Municipal Advisor.