Local Chapter News

Central Florida Chapter
Kurt Peterson, President

The Central Florida Chapter will not be meeting for the remaining of 2017 due to the holiday schedule.  The next meeting will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Seminole County BCC from 1:00 to       5:00 p.m.  Meetings are also schedule for Friday, March 30 at the Orange County BCC, which is an all-day session and Thursday, May 10 at the Osceola Office of Emergency Management as an afternoon session.

Please continue to visit the Central Florida Chapter website for meeting announcements and other information that may be of interest – www.cfgfoa.org.

Florida First Coast Chapter
Melissa Burns, President

The Florida First Coast Chapter held its quarterly meeting on December 8th where we received a GASB Update from Timothy Westgate and Ryan Tucker of Purvis Gray & Company LLC. The membership is growing, we now have 105 members. The next quarterly meeting is scheduled for March  2nd, 2018.

North Central Chapter
Amanda Hagan, President

FY 2018 has been great so far!!  We’ve held two of our three quarterly meetings and are currently planning our annual, eight hour meeting to be held on April 18, 2018.  The Chapter has recently expanded and now includes the following service areas: Suwannee, Gilchrist, Columbia, Baker, Union, Bradford, Alachua, and Putnam counties.  We are excited to serve the expanded areas!!

In efforts to increase networking opportunities, the Chapter offered lunch for the first time prior to our last quarterly meeting held on October 11, 2017.  The lunch was a success and we received great feedback!! 

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Panhandle Chapter

Laura Picklap, President

The FGFOA Panhandle Chapter will hold its quarterly meeting on January 19, 2018, which will include 3 hours of CPE to our local FGFOA chapter members.  With all the changes to the municipal market, Duane Draper and Jackie Bell with Bryant Miller Olive will provide a refresher on the bond process and an update on current tax reform legislation.  The quarterly meeting will be held in Shalimar, Florida and runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon.  Anyone who might be interested in attending please reach out to our treasurer/secretary, Lakia McNeal at lmcneal@cityofpensacola.com.  The annual registration fee of $20.00 will allow you access to our quarterly meetings which always offer 3 hours of CPE and our annual 8 hour investment seminar.