There was an organizational meeting held on Thursday, September 28 at the Florida League of Cities’ office of approximately 40 people who were interested in establishing a new chapter of the FGFOA in North Florida. Pending approval of the FGFOA Board, the attendees approved the by-laws for the new Big Bend Chapter as well as elected a group of officers. The Big Bend Chapter’s boundaries include eight counties: Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla. The Chapter has scheduled its next meeting for 12 noon on Friday, November 30, also to be held at the Florida League of Cities’ office. The luncheon meeting will include a speaker for a one hour presentation on a topic to be determined.
President – Kent Olson, City of Tallahassee
President-elect – Marilyn Rosetti, Auditor General’s Office
Secretary – Betsy Coxen, Leon County Clerk’s Office
Treasury – Jeff Price, Gadsden County
Director – Lynda Watson, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Those interested in helping the chapter staff its two committees, Program and Membership, may contact any of the officers listed above.