The National GFOA will be hosting a series of training events in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, in February 2016.
Special discounted rates will be offered to Florida residents for these seminars. Please click here for more details.
Leadership FGFOA 2016
Congratulations to the 2016 Leadership FGFOA Class
We are pleased to announce the 2016 Leadership FGFOA Class. The Leadership is a new leadership program offered by the FGFOA to support and enhance the capabilities of Florida government finance officers. The theme of the program will focus on You, Your team, Your organization, and Your interaction with the broader governmental environment. The program is an all-inclusive week that will be held will be April 4-8, 2016 in Orlando.
2016 Leadership FGFOA Class
Cari Branco, Senior Divisions Manager-Fiscal Services, Charlotte County
Teresa Butler, Finance Director, City of Cocoa
Shannon Crouch, Compliance Review Manager, City of Boca Raton
Sondra D'Angelo, Assistant Finance Director, City of Melbourne
Kimberly Ferrell, Assistant Finance Director, Leon County CCC
Haydeliz High, Financial Operations Manager, Highlands County Tax Collector
Natalie Hinger, Financial Manager, Charlotte County BOCC
Ariana Lawson, Interim Finance Director, Islamorada – Village of Islands
Peter Lear, Finance Director, City of North Port
Jennifer Manning, Grants Compliance/Budget Manager, Martin County - BOCCC
Cecilia McCorkell, Management & Budget Manager, Pinellas County
Nancy Morando, Director of Finance & Admin Services, City of Parkland
Jessica Mosca, Payroll Manager, Brevard County School Board
Christopher Quinn, Director of Finance, City of Palm Coast
Olga Rabel, OBM Manager, Sumter County BOCC
Carmen Shuler-Mosely, Senior Financial Services Manager,Manatee County
Diane Smith, Senior Financial Management Analyst, Alachua County Office of Mgmt. & Budget
Joseph Smith, Clerk of Circuit Court, St. Lucie County Clerk’s Office
Kelly Strickland, Deputy Finance Director, City of Sarasota
Patricia Williams, Senior Revenue Compliance Coordinator, Southwest FL Water Management District
The House Financial Services Committee has scheduled a hearing for today on Rep Messer’s bipartisan HR 2209, legislation that would require regulators to classify all investment grade muni securities as High Quality Liquid Assets (HQLA). This legislation would amend the 2014 Liquidity Coverage Ratio rule approved by the FDIC, the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which excludes munis from classification as HQLA.
Today’s hearing is expected to be followed by a markup of the legislation the week of 10/26.
Attached is a letter from the GFOA, the ICMA, the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties and other agencies in support of this important legislation, which looks out for the interest of issuers of municipal securities.
Advanced Commitment to Excellence (ACE) Award
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 ACE Awards. The ACE Awards or Advanced Commitment to Excellence is a new FGFOA recognition program. The awards are to underscore the importance of innovation in government finance. There are many examples across our membership of outstanding work that is being done on a daily basis. The ACE Awards gives us a changes to share these stories, celebrate successes and most importantly, learn from each other. For the inaugural year, two categories were chosen. We were surprised and pleased with the participation. There was one Winner and one Honorable Mention chosen for each category.
ACE Award – City of Naples
Honorable Mention - City of Gainesville
ACE Award – Miami-Dade County
Honorable Mention – Justice Administrative Commission
2015-2016 Committee Applications
If you are interested in serving on one of our committee for the 2015-2016 year click here for an application. Please return completed applications to Dana Anderson.
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 2015/2016 Tentative Schedule
Please remember to keep your FGFOA membership current to be eligible for the FREE Webinars.