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The FGFOA is proud to present its ACE (Advance Commitment to Excellence) Awards.
The FGFOA Board of Directors understands the importance of innovation in government.  There are many examples across our membership of outstanding work that is being done on a daily basis.  In an effort to share these stories, celebrate successes and learn from each other, the Board has created the ACE Awards.  This year, we are highlighting two categories.

•        Award #1 – Website Transparency

•        Award #2 -  Process Improvement

The project should have been implemented in the last eighteen months.  All current FGFOA member agencies are eligible to apply. 
Winners will be announced at the Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Annual Business Luncheon, Diplomat Resort, Hollywood, Florida.  
Please submit your application by the deadline of March 31, 2015.  

2015 FGFOA Lifetime Achievement Award 
The FGFOA is soliciting nominations for the 2015 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. Deadline Tuesday, April 10, 2015.

Florida League of Cities is now offering Continuing Education in Ethics

Beginning this month, the FLC University and local/regional leagues are co-sponsoring Continuing Education in Ethics workshops for municipal officers at locations around the state. Click here to view the dates and locations currently scheduled. These workshops will be standardized in presentation and taught by city attorneys. The four-hour course is designed to comply with the requirement for elected officials to receive four hours of ethics-specific training annually under Chapter 112. 3142, Florida Statutes, effective January 1, 2015. In addition, the League will also offer this training at the annual conference and other statewide meetings. For information on when a course will be offered near you, contact the local league representative listed on the event date, or Carol Westmoreland at cwestmoreland@flcities.com or (850) 701-3608.

Congratulations to the following CGFO designees after the fall exams!
Jeremy Baker - Palm Beach County BCC
Rebecca Bowman - City of Casselberry
Jennifer Desrosiers - City of North Port
Susan Feehrer-Leslie - Palm Beach  County Sheriff's Office
Michael Hanson - Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Olga Rabel - Sumter County BCC
Stephanie Smith - Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
Johnna Morris - City of Fort Pierce
Jody Young - City of Bushnell
Linda Logan-Short - City of Fort Lauderdale
Marie Wirge Elianor - City of Lauderdale Lakes
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.