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2016 – 2017 FGFOA Board of Directors - CALL FOR CANDIDATES

The FGFOA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for two at-large Board positions and the position of Secretary/Treasurer for the 2016-2017 year. If you would like to serve in these positions, please complete the Application form. All candidates must be active FGFOA members. The Application must be received (not postmarked) by the FGFOA office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2016.  

Click below for the Memorandum and Application:  

2016 Call For Candidates
2016 Board Application 


From the Technical Resources Committee

Statement No. 68
Accounting and Financial Reporting for Pensions—an amendment of GASB Statement No. 27 This statement is new to most of us this year.  Barry Skinner, our current FGFOA president, has shared Orange County’s pension disclosure regarding the Florida Retirement System in an effort to help us.  Many of us have found that it is easier to have someone else’s disclosure to work from than to begin from a blank paper.  We hope you find this information to be helpful.
GASB 68 Document 


2016 FGFOA Lifetime Achievement Award

The FGFOA is soliciting nominations for the 2016 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 8, 2016 

2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Memo

2016 Advance Commitment to Excellence 
The FGFOA is proud to present its ACE (Advance Commitment to Excellence) Awards for the second year!
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.  The first year was extremely successful with 17 applications.  
This year, the following categories are being highlighted:
•        Award #1 – Transparency Utilizing Technology
•        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 14, 2016 Annual Business Luncheon, Marriott World Center, Orlando.
Please submit your application by the deadline of February 29, 2016.
Introducing CGFO Review Course WEBINARS! 

The FGFOA is proud to present CGFO review course webinars.  Starting this February, each four hour review course will be broken down into a two part webinar.  Each webinar will cost $25 for the two hour session.  You will register/pay online with the FGFOA.  At a later date you will then receive a link to also register with GoTo Webinar.  
The schedule is as follows:
Treasury Management 
Part 1 - Tuesday, February 9, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Part 2 - Thursday, February 11, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Municipal Budgeting
Part 1 - Tuesday, February 23, 2016  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Part 2 - Thursday, February 25, 2016 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Financial Administration
Part 1 - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Part 2 - Thursday, March 10, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Accounting & Financial Reporting
Part 1 - Tuesday, March 29, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Part 2 - Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Debt Administration
Part 1 - Tuesday, April 12, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Part 2 - Thursday, April 14, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Click here to register 

Ethics Training for Municipal Officers
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.


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, OMB 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



2016-2017 Committee Applications
If you are interested in serving on one of our committee for the 2016-2017 year click here for an online application.



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.