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The Nominating Committee met on February 25, 2015 to review nominations submitted for the 2015 election of FGFOA Officers and Directors.  The Committee is pleased to set forth its recommendations.  
 
Click here to view the 2015 - 2016 Slate of Candidates
 

Annual Conference Registration is Now Open!
The FGFOA Board of Directors, Conference Host Committee and the Conference Program Committee are pleased to announce the 2015 FGFOA Annual Conference registration is now open!  This year the theme is, “Leadership Sustainability,”
 

Beginner Boot Camp - Currently SOLD OUT - Please contact Nicolle Bournival to be placed on a waiting list
 
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.  Space is limited to 25 participants so please register now!
Click Here to Register Online - SOLD OUT - Contact Nicolle Bournival to be placed on a waiting list
 


BYLAW AMENDMENT – CALL FOR COMMENTS
The FGFOA Board of Directors has approved changes to the FGFOA Bylaws.  The process for a Bylaw amendment requires that the proposed changes be sent in advance to the membership for comment.  The Bylaw Amendment Chairman (Immediate Past President – Diane Reichard) will write an unbiased position paper which will include all comments from the members and then the Bylaw Amendment will be voted on by the members.  This vote will take place in conjunction with the online voting of the Board of Directors.  A two-thirds majority vote is required for passage.  
Please review the redlined Bylaws and send your written comments to Jeannie Garner, FGFOA Executive Director at jgarner@flcities.com or FGFOA P.O. Box 10270, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-2270.  These comments must be received by April 3, 2015.  
 
 
Exhibitor Registration for the 2015 FGFOA Annual Conference is now OPEN!!!
We invite you to join us for the 2015 Annual Conference of the FGFOA. 
Please click here for Exhibitor Kit.  Member registration will open mid March. 
If you have any questions please contact Nicolle Bournival.
 
 

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.
 
 
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.
 

 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.