In Memoriam – Joan Dougherty

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Joan Dougherty on May 2, 2022 after a long illness. A former member of MAGNY, Joan had a long career in municipal bond industry. After graduating from Georgetown University, Joan received a Master’s in Urban Affairs and Policy Analysis from the New School for Social Research. Her interest in public finance led her to a job at Moody’s Investors Service in the Department of Public Finance where she began by covering local government credits in Western states eventually managed the New England region. After Moody’s Joan had a long career in municipal finance as a Director of Municipal Research with Offitbank. Joan remained engaged in public finance well into her retirement by following key credit trends and events.

Joan was an avid genealogist tracing various branches of her family back to Roscommon, Ireland. She loved to hike and traveled extensively. She also loved to cook, and even when her ability to eat different foods was limited, she was always up for discussing recipes and different way of preparing food.


The Municipal Analysts Group of New York ("MAGNY") is a not-for-profit organization and is tax exempt under section 501c6 of the IRC. MAGNY was established solely for the purpose of encouraging the professional development of its members through discussions and presentations of issues relevant to the municipal market. MAGNY may also sponsor other educational and networking events throughout the year.

Click the image below to watch our MAGNY video; it's a fascinating
series of interviews tracing the history of MAGNY through the past 7 decades.


 Mayor Bill De Blasio and the City of New York proclaimed December 13, 2019 as
Municipal Analysts Group of New York Day” in recognition of our 70th anniversary.

December 6, 2019: The Bond Buyer has posted a 33-minute interview with MAGNY Board Members Michael D'Arcy and Michael Imber about the MAGNY's past and present achievements as well as a preview of the future of the organization. Click to listen to the podcast.

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