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Certification Committee (CGFO)

Kelly Rae Strickland, CPA, CGFO
Deputy Finance Director
City of Sarasota
1565 1st St
Sarasota, FL  34236
(941) 954-4124 
Board Liaison: Rip Colvin
Committee Members:
Jeremy Baker, PBC Board of County Commissioners - Office of Financial Management & Budget
Carolyn "Dee Dee" Beaver, Polk County COCC
Teri Butler, City of Cocoa
Rip Colvin, Florida Justice Administrative Commission
Mark Crain, Alachua County Clerk of Court
Sondra D'Angelo, City of Melbourne
Marie Elianor, City of Lauderdale Lakes
Teresa "Terri" Gould, Charlotte County BOCC
Sarah Graber, Orange County Public Schools
Sheron Harding, City of Miramar
Uyen Le, City of Tampa
John Lege, City of Sarasota
Linda Logan-Short, City of Fort Lauderdale
Jacob Manimala, City of Hollywood
Cheryl Miller, City of Palmetto
Robert Miller, Santa Rosa County Clerk of Court
Matthew Misco, City of Palmetto
Johnna Morris, City of Fort Pierce
Larry Napier, City of Fellsmere
Mary-Lou Pickles, St. Johns River Water Management District
Diane Reichard, City of Ocala
Colleen Scott, City of Eustis
Martin Sherwood, City of Southwest Ranches
Lorrie Simmons, City of Tampa
Scott Simpson, Miami Parking Authority
Kathy Stracuzzi, Port St. Luice
Kelly Strickland, City of Sarasota

Committee Manual

The Certification Committee administers and oversees the Certified Government Finance Officers Program. The committee evaluates and administers the semi-annual certification exams. Requirements for reporting continuing professional education (CPE) are monitored and overseen by the committee.