2014 LIfetime Achievement Award
The FGFOA is soliciting nominations for the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, sponsored by the Florida Government Finance Officers Association, will recognize and honor a Finance Officer who has made a lasting and worthwhile contribution to the citizens of Florida through their efforts and dedication in the performance of their duties on a local level, and who has served the FGFOA in its efforts to enhance the profession.
The deadline to submit is April 1, 2014
Lifetime Achievement Nomination FormDuring the 2011 Florida legislative session, Section 215.89 Florida Statutes was created. In response to the legislation, the state CFO has proposed a Uniform Chart of Accounts (UCOA) and reporting requirements. The FGFOA Board of Directors has approved a white paper that was developed by a task force composed of FGFOA members. Please find the Executive Summary below and the links to the documents.
Local Works Day is a day to bring attention to the hard work that local government employees do for millions of Floridians each day. It’s about the public works that are easy to take for granted, but which knit our communities together.
GFOA Partners with ICI and U.S. Chamber on SEC Money Market Reform Webinar
On August 27, the GFOA partnered with the Investment Company Institute (ICI) and the U.S. Chamber to provide a webinar to state and local governments outlining our concerns with the June 5 SEC money market fund (MMF) reform proposal. The proposal, which includes the option of requiring a floating net asset value (NAV) for institutional prime and tax-exempt MMFs, could be harmful to state and local governments for a number of reasons, which are summarized in the attached factsheet, and which were addressed by the GFOA’s own Kathryn Hewitt, Treasurer of Harford County, MD on the webinar. GFOA members interested in viewing the archived webinar can access it here. The ICI has also developed a draft letter for interested parties to use in conveying their concerns to the SEC, which is available here. The GFOA will be sending in a comment letter in response to the SEC proposal, and we urge our members to weigh in as well.
We are pleased to announce the FGFOA’s participation in the Florida Local Government Coalition (FLCG). The FLCG is an organization comprised of local government associations that works to advocate for local government by educating citizens and by sharing resources amongst the Coalition members, which includes 28 different association.
“Local Works Day” will be held on September 6, 2013. Local Works Day is a public awareness campaign that will help promote the Coalition’s 2013 initiative “To help Florida citizens understand, appreciate and support local government and the services and values these governments bring to millions of lives each day.” The name “Local Works” was chosen for its simplicity, and because the term “works” tends to have a public services connotation. It’s also a double entendre that simultaneously promotes the message of Home Rule - local decision making.
to view the FGFOA Board of Directors Proclamation.
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FGFOA is pleased to provide our members with the opportunity to purchase one of our 75th anniversary polo shirts.
If you are interested in purchasing, please contact Merrily Bennett
with the FGFOA.
Shirts are $20 which includes tax and shipping. Also, while supplies last, you will also receive with your purchase a 75th anniversary lapel pin as well as an FGFOA logo gift bag for FREE! So get your orders in soon.
Please remember to complete the 2013 FGFOA Annual Conference surveys that are listed below. Feedback from our attendees on the quality and diversity of the FGFOA Annual Conference helps to determine future conference programs.
2013 FGFOA Annual Conference Presentations & Class Surveys
2013 FGFOA Annual Conference Comment CardFGFOA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUESJuly 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Please see the link below to renew your membership dues for the July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 year. With your membership you will continue to enjoy informational e-bulletins, active listserves, up-to-date Small Government Manual, FREE Webinar training, and two signature events in the fall and spring.
FGFOA Membership Dues are easy to renew and affordable.
To pay online, login to the FGFOA website. Your login ID is typically your email address. If you have forgotten your password please contact the FGFOA directly or you can change it online here.
If payment will be made by check, remember to enclose a copy of this invoice with your check. Please include the name of the person(s) that the payment amount is for or your check will be returned. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact Nicolle Bournival 850-701-3630.
We thank you for your continued support.
Congratulations to the following new CGFO designees as of March 22, 2013
Margarita Carmenates, City of Miami
Sarah Graber, Orange County Public Schools
Scott Kinel, Southwest Florida Water Management District
Mariah Mecita Logan, Leon County Clerk of Courts
Marisol Pereira, City of Tarpon Springs
Allan Reynolds, Nassau County CCC
Colleen Scott, Pasco County
Viki Taylor, City of Winter Grden Michael Ventura, City of Jupiter Island
FRS Employee Contribution Ruling
The Florida Supreme Court recently issued its decision in the FRS employee contribution case. The ruling was against the challenge and allowed the state to retain the 3% contribution from employees.
FGFOA is proud to offer FREE Webinars to all current FGFOA members
Registration information is sent to all members via email approximately two weeks prior to each webinar. Click here to view the presentations.