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Announcing the 2017 Leadership FGFOA Class II 

In its continuing effort to support and enhance the capabilities of Florida’s financial executives, the FGFOA is pleased to offer our week-long 2017 Leadership FGFOA Class II Program.  This program is the newest in a series of leadership-directed programs introduced by the FGFOA, including pre-seminar sessions at the Annual Conference, the former Executive Boot Camp and the establishment of an Emerging Leaders Group.  

The theme of the 2017 Leadership FGFOA will focus on You, Your team, Your organization, and Your interaction with the broader governmental environment.  This focus will allow for a robust and rewarding and career-changing week for Florida’s current and future financial leaders.

The individuals chosen for this Leadership FGFOA Class II will make an impact on their organizations, the FGFOA and the financial leadership of Florida.

The deadline to submit your application is Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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Future Beginner Boot Camps

The FGFOA is offering an exciting, intense, hands-on, two-day workshop for beginners that will introduce the very basics of accounting and financial reporting for state and local governments. The intricacies of fund accounting will be reviewed, including the various bases of accounting used to record governmental transactions. In addition, accountability through budgetary methodologies and control mechanisms will be covered as well as budgetary accounting concepts. The Beginner Boot Camp has been held at the School of Governmental Finance for the past five years and has sold out each time. Space is limited so sign up as soon as possible.

2016 Beginner Boot Camp - October 24 - 25, 2016.  Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa, Fort Myers
2017 Beginner Boot Camp - March 15 - 16, 2017. Embassy Suites Orlando North, Altamonte Springs 
2017 Beginner Boot Camp - June 26 - 27, 2017. Diplomat Resort, Hollywood  

Registration fees are:
Active members $340 
Associate members $415 


The FGFOA is proud to present its ACE Awards.  FGFOA members can apply for two different categories. Transparency Utilizing Technology and Process Improvement.  The project should have been implemented in the last eighteen months.  These awards are a way to highlight some of the innovative and outstanding work that our members are doing on a daily basis.  Winners will be announced at the Monday, June 26, 2017 Opening Session, Diplomat, Hollywood, FL  Winner will be featured in the FGFOA newsletter. In addition, the winner will be invited to present their winning project at the upcoming 2017 School of Government Finance and/or FGFOA webinar.

2016 ACE Award Winners
Process Improvement: Hillsborough County Clerk of Courts and Comptroller
Technology Utilizing Transparency:  Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller  


GFOA Scholarship Information 

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) will administer four scholarship programs that are available for award in the Spring of 2017. 

All of these programs are intended to benefit students planning to pursue careers in state and local government finance.  The submission deadline for applications for the 2017 awards is February 10, 2017.  Following are brief descriptions of each of the scholarships:

The Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship of $14,000 is for graduate students in public finance who are enrolled in a full-time master’s program.  Funded by the Girard Miller Foundation.

The Frank L. Greathouse Governmental Accounting Scholarship of $9,000 (each award) is available for award to two undergraduate or graduate students enrolled full time in an accounting program (an undergraduate student must be in the process of completing at least their junior year by the time of the scholarship award).

The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship of $9,000 is for upper-division undergraduate or graduate students of public administration, accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration (with a special focus on government or nonprofit management).  To be eligible for this award students must belong to one of the following groups (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau): Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or Asian. Funded by Tyler Technologies.


The Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship of $9,000 (each award) is available for four employees of a state or local government enrolled in part-time graduate study preparing for a career in state and local government finance.

Information on the 2017 scholarships has been mailed to higher education institutions throughout Canada and the United States.  For your information I have enclosed the informational flyer that was sent for each of the four programs.  Also, enclosed are the applications for each of the four programs.

Applications for all four programs are available in the “Student Opportunities” section of our website, www.gfoa.org.  Be sure to scroll down to the section for “GFOA Scholarships.” 

FGFOA membership year runs from 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2017

Please remember to make your annual membership dues payment, you must be a paid member to attend our FREE webinars
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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. 2016-2017 Tentative Schedule

Please remember to keep your FGFOA membership current to be eligible for the FREE Webinars.