Past Webinars


Need one of the presentations below? Contact the FGFOA Staff.      

Webinar Title  Speaker(s)    
December 8, 2022 Lessons Learned from Implementing GASB 87 & How to Apply Those Lessons to GASB 96
Additional Document: GASB 96 Scoping Questionnaire
Bryan Sinclair, Vice President, RGP
 November 17, 2022 Introduction to Lean Six Sigma  Dr Keith A. Clinkscale, Director of Strategic Planning & Performance Management, Palm Beach County
September 22, 2022 FGFOA Grants Management and Accounting 9.22  Hope Pedergrass, Mauldin & Jenkins and Kate Russell, Mauldin & Jenkins  
August 18, 2022     Internal Controls And Fraud Prevention  Marc M. Grace, Partner, Keefe McCullough  
July 21, 2022 ACFR 101  Donna Collins, President, and Milestone Professional Services, Inc.
 May 26, 2022 Bond Issuance and Lease Management Louis Stratton, CPA, CITP, CGMA, MBD, Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships, DebtBook; Jay Glover, Managing Director, PFM Financial Advisors LLC; Sergio Masvidal, Managing Director, PFM Financial Advisors LLC
 April 21, 2022 Legislative Update  Amber Hughes, Senior Legislative Advocate, Florida League of Cities
 March 17, 2022 GASB 87 and 96 Benjamin Clark, CPA – Audit Manager with James Moore and Company and

Brendan McKitrick, CPA, CISA – Audit Director with James Moore and Company

 February 17, 2022
Cybersecurity Tina Travieso, Chief Information Security Officer, Palm Beach County Information Systems Services Department
 January 20, 2022  
Capital Assets Angelo DiPierro,Fixed Assets Manager, Office of Financial Management and Budget, Palm Beach County 

December 16, 2021


Human Resources Recruitment Tips and Tricks 

Kandis Baker-Buford, JD, CPM, Equity & Human Resources Director, Polk Co. BoCC and Douglas G. Baber, SHRM-CP, MBA, City Administrator, Mexico Beach

 November 18, 2021 

 American Rescue Plans Act (ARPA)

Daniel Anderson, Director, Mauldin & Jenkins  

 September 23, 2021

Are You Prepared for the Next Cyber Attack?  Cyber Security Presentation and Fraud Insights and Prevention Presentation

F. Alex Brown, Principal, Plante Moran and Jennifer Fiebelkorn, Principal, Plante Moran

 August 26, 2021

Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) Investing

David Reeser, Managing Director, PFM Asset Management LLC; Geovanne Neste, Assistant Finance Director, City of Hallandale Beach; and Sarah Walsh, Sr. Analyst, PFM Asset Management LLC

July 22, 2021 

Donlon Wage and Hour FGFOA 2021  

Lara Donlon, Esq., Shareholder, Torcivia, Donlon, Goddeau & Rubin, P.A. 

 June 17, 2021 

Pensions: Long Term Investment Trends and Impact on Budget 

James J. Rizzo, ASA, MAAA and Piotr Krekora, ASA, MAAA, PhD, Senior Consultants and Actuaries, Gabriel, Roeder, Smith & Company

May 13, 2021 

Accepting Credit Card Payments

Matthew Leman, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan

May 12, 2021 (TB)

Panel Discussion ESG: Learn from the Experts on How to be a Leader in Disclosing Environmental Risks  

Ben Watkins, Director, Florida Division of Bond Finance
Linda Short, Deputy Director of Finance, City of Ft. Lauderdale
Susan Grant, Director of Finance, City of Ft. Lauderdale
Jennifer Jurado, Ph.D., Chief Resilience Officer, Broward County
Stephen Farmer, Investment & Finance Coordinator, Broward County

 April 22, 2021

Communication Tactics Calculated to Influence Success Across Organizations 

Susan Rollwagen, Pepperbox Solutions 

April 15, 2021

How to Develop an Asset Management Policy 

Scott Patton, Senior Manager, Plante Moran; Kari Shea, CPA, Principal, Plante Moran; and Thomas Kempa, CPA, Manager, Plante Moran

 April 8, 2021

Procurement Card Best Practices 

Denise K. Finn, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPPB 

Procurement Manager, City of Fort Myers

March 25, 2021

Paperless Office: Opportunities and Challenges

Bryan Frick, Account Executive, MCCi; Alexis Blue, Enterprise Account Manager, MCCi; Mike Pazuki, Head of Intelligent Automation, MCCi 

March 18, 2021

FGFOA GASB 87: Practical Considerations

Wayne Durrett, CPA James Moore - Certified Public Accountants and Consulting, and Ben Clark, CPA, Senior Accountant - James Moore - Certified Public Accountants and Consulting

February 25, 2021 


Dealing with Difficult Employees/Having Difficult Conversations

Mimi Tran, MSHRM, PHR, SHRM-CP, City of St. Cloud Human Resources Department 

 January 28, 2021 

Redefining Leadership for 2021

Steven Alexander, Managing Director, CEC,  PFM Asset Management LLC

January 21, 2020 

FL-GFOA Long Range Finanical Planning

Mike McCann, VP of Financial Solutions, OpenGov, Erjeta Diamanti, Budget Manager, City of Pompano Beach, FL, Ernesto Reyes, Director of Budget & Strategic Planning, City of Pompano Beach, FL 

December 17, 2020  

Using Data to Drive Change and Chart Success 

Susan Boyer, Executive Director of the Florida Benchmarking Consortium and 

Carlos Maxwell, OMB Coordinator, Office of Management & Budget Management Planning & Performance Analysis Division, Miami-Dade County

November 19, 2020 

Economic Update 
Second Presentation - Recalibrating a Fixed Income Portfolio 

M. Brent Wertz, Managing Partner, Water Walker Investments and Sean Snaith, Ph.D.

Director, Institute for Economic Forecasting (IEF), University of Central Florida

November 12, 2020 

Best Practices for Remote Working in a Government 

Bob Siegel, President, Privacy Ref

October 15, 2020 

Impact of COVID-19 (Pandemic) on Financial Reporting 

Zach Chalifour, CPA, Partner, James Moore and Company, CPAs and Consultants and James Halleran, CPA, Partner, James Moore and Company, CPAs and Consultants 

September 17, 2020  

Disaster Recovery/Having a Continuity of Operations Plan
Presentation 1, Presentation 2 

Ed McCrane, Emergency Management Chief, Sarasota County and Frank Russo, Founder/Principal, Proctor Solutions & Consulting

August 20, 2020 

GASB 84 - Fiduciary Activities, getting ready and using the implementation guide 

Daniel Anderson, CPA - Director with Mauldin & Jenkins

July 16, 2020    

CARES Act Funding 

Kody Glazer, Legal Director, The Florida Housing Coalition and Susan Pourciau, Technical Advisor for the Florida Housing Coalition 

June 18, 2020     

Florida public records and the Sunshine law (TB) 

Tim Few, Records Management Analyst, Bureau of Archive and Records Management, Department of State and Stephanie Boggs, Records Management Analyst, Bureau of Archive and Records Management, Department of State

May 21, 2020     

Budget Preparation and Communicating Budget to Constitutional Officers 

Diane Reichard, Chief Financial Officer, Plant City 

April 16, 2020    

Understanding the Property Tax Assessment Process in Florida 

Tim Wilmath, Palm Beach County Property Appraiser's Office

April 9, 2020     

Special Families First Coronavirus Response Act   

Robert Larkin, Allen Norton & Blue, P.A.  

February 20, 2020     

Strategies for Managing Healthcare Costs  

Anna Maria Studley, Director, Client Development 

January 16, 2020      

Best Practices for Internal Control in an IT Environment No Questions 

Best Practices for Internal Control in an IT Environment No Questions

 December 19, 2019    

Preparing for an ERP Implementation 

Sharhonda M. Rush, CPA, Controller, Jacksonville Transportation Authority

 November 21, 2019

ADA Compliance Accessibility of Documents on Local Government Websites

Don Torrez and Nancy Hahlbeck, Certified Accessibility Coordinators, CivicPlus

 October 17, 2019

457(B) Deferred Compensation Plans Fiduciary Responsibility

Frank Wan, Senior Vice President Burgess Chambers & Associates, Inc.  

 September 19, 2019 

XBRL (HB 1073)

Michelle Savage, VP, Communication, XBRL US and Shannon N. Sohl, Ph.D., CPA, Senior Research Associate at Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental Studies

August 15, 2019

Retirement Plans - GASB & Reporting

Barbara Boyd, CPA, Partner, and Ryan Tucker, CPA, Partner, Purvis, Gray and Company

July 25, 2019

Legislative Update

Amber Hughes, Senior Legislative Advocate, Florida League of Cities

May 16, 2019

Economic Update

Henry H. Fishkind, Ph.D., Director; Kyle Jones, Managing Director, The PFM Group

April 4, 2019

Developing a Better Budget Process

Will Payne, Performance & Budget Manager, City of Largo; Tyler Thompson, Management Analyst III, City of Largo

February 21, 2019

Best Practices for E-Payables and Purchasing Cards

Megan Gaillard, Palm Beach County Office of Inspector General

December 20, 2018

Ethics, Public Records & Sunshine Law

Chevelle D. Nubin, MMC, Village Clerk, Village of Wellington, Florida

August 16, 2018 

Cost Allocation Plans

Troy Tangen, Vice President, Financial Services, Maximus; Michael D. Perry, CGFO, Budget Officer, City of Tampa

July 29, 2018 


Brian W. Caputo, Ph.D., C.P.A., Board Member, Governmental Accounting Standards Board; Vice President for Administrative Affairs & Chief Financial Officer, College of DuPage, Illinois

May 17, 2018

Legislative Update 

Amber Hughes, Legislative Advocate, Florida League of Cities

April 19, 2018

Economic Update 

David Jang, Water Walker Investments

February 15, 2018 

Adapting to a Multi-Generational Workforce

Dr. Scott Paine, Florida League of Cities University

January 18, 2018 

Accounting for Capital Assets/GASB 34 

Joel Knopp, CPA, Shareholder, MSL CPAs and Advisors

December 14, 2017    

Grants - Uniform Guidance / Tracking & Reporting

Marc A. Grace, C.P.A., Partner, Keefe McCullough; and Stephen P. Emery, C.P.A., Manager, Keefe McCullough

August 17, 2017

Fiduciary Considerations for Governmental Retirement Plans

Frank Wan, Senior Vice President, Burgess Chambers & Associates, Inc

July 20, 2017 

FGFOA Basic Government Resource Manual

Eduardo Castaneda, Moore Stephens and Lovelace, and Melissa Burns, Chair of Technical Resources Committee

May 18, 2017

Legislative Update

Amber Hughes, Senior Legislative Advocate, Florida League of Cities

April 20, 2017

GFOA Budget Award

John Fishbein, Senior Program Manager, GFOA

February 16, 2017

ERP - Common Implementation Mistakes

David Cruz, Assistant General Counsel, Florida League of Cities and Clay Austin, Assistant Director of Trust Services, Florida League of Cities

January 19, 2017  

IT Controls

John Christly, Chief Information Security Officer, Netsurion and Eventtracker and William Blend, Shareholder, Moore, Stephens, Lovelace, P.A.

December 15, 2016

Current Trends in Public Finance and Capital Markets & Continuing Disclosure Update (separate presentations - links under speakers)

Erik Dingwall, Managing Director, BLX. Margaret Lexcano, Managing Director, Stifel. Alex Bugallo, Managing Director, Stifel.

September 15, 2016

The Overtime Rule: What You Need to Know

Kelly Cochran, HR Director, Warren Averett Workplace; Gerriann Fagan, Warren Averett Workplace; Arnold (Trip) Umback III, Attorney, Starness Davis Florie

August 18, 2016

Strategic Planning, Performance Measures, and Benchmarks

Eric R. Johnson, MPA, Assistant County Administrator, Hillsborough County 

July 20, 2016

Internal Controls - From A to Z an How to Why

Paul Perry, FHFMA, CITP, CPA, Senior Manager, Director of Security Services, Warren Averett 

May 19, 2016

GASB Statements No. 74 & 75

Michelle Blackstock, CPA/CITP, Crowe Horwath LLP

April 14, 2016

Legislative Update

Amber Hughes, Legislative Advocate, Florida League of Cities and Davin Suggs, Policy Director, Florida Association of Counties 

March 17, 2016

Economic Update - Bonds - Investments

David Jang, Partner, Client Advisory Services, Wertz York Capital Management 

February 18, 2016


Sherry Mehl, Director of Administration and Budget, Putnam County Clerk of Courts 

December 17, 2015

Transparency in Local Government

Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Pinellas County, and Samantha Wolfe, Interim Senior Strategic Planner, City of Gainesville 

October 15, 2015

GASB Hot Topics

Michael D. Futterman, CPA, Partner, Assurance Services, Marcum LLP

August 20, 2015

IRS Affordable Care Act Reporting            

Kate Grangard, CPA, CFO/COO, Gehring Group

July 30, 2015

Legislative Review and Changes to Police & Firefighter Pension Law

Kraig Conn, Amber Hughes, Florida League of Cities and Davin Suggs, Florida Association of Counties 

May 19, 2015

Municipal Bond Market Update, Continuing Disclosure, and Other Post-Issuance Requirements

Erik Dingwall, Managing Director, BLX Group LLC, Jim Kelly, Director, RBC Capital Markets, and Julie Santamaria, Director, RBC Capital Markets

April 16, 2015

Internal C ontrol over Financial Reporting

Israel Gomez, CPA, Partner and Marc Grace, CPA, Manager, Keefe McCullough CPAs & Trusted Advisors 

March 19, 2015


Nicole Gasparri, CGFO, Organizational Program Manager, City of Boca Raton 

February 19, 2015

Budgeting Basics

Michael D. Perry, CGFO, Budget Officer, City of Tampa 

December 18, 2014

GASB's New Pension Standards

Garry Green, Chief, Bureau of Research and Member Communications, Division of Retirement, Department of Management Services, State of Florida 

October 30, 2014

Performance Measurement & Benchmarking - Charting Success

Susan Boyer, FBC Executive Director

August 19, 2014

Overview of the Top Risks & the Keys to a Successful Implementation of an ERP System

K. Adam Glover, CISA, Senior Associate, Risk Advisory Services Group, Orlando 

July 17, 2014

The New Securities and Exchange Commission Municipal Advisor (MA) Rule

John Cross, Director of Municipal Securities Office, Securities and Exchange Commission; Peg Henry- Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel with Jeffries Muni  Compliance , previously General Counsel to the MSRB (Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board), Member of National Association of Bond Lawyers; Alexandra MacLennan-Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP; Member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Bond Lawyers; and Ben Watkins-Director of the State of Florida Division of Bond Finance and Chair of the GFOA Committee on Governmental Debt Management

June 19, 2014

Variable Annuity Plans Allocation of Risks in Hybrid Pension Plans

Donald E. Fuerst, Senior Pension Fellow, American Academy of Actuaries; James J. Rizzo, ASA, MAAA, Senior Consultant & Actuary, Gabriel, Roeder, Smith & Company

 April 29, 2014

Municipal Bond Market Update & A Look Ahead

Jay Glover and David Moore, Managing Directors of  Public Financial Management, Inc.

 March 20, 2014


Daniel R. Vicker, Ph.D. - Student and CPM Society Liaison - Florida Center for Public Management 

 February 20, 2014

It's a Matter of Interest

Leonard Chubinsky, Senior Corporate Counsel & Secretary; Robert Claiborne, CFA, Director, Head of Credit Research; Miriam Cleary, Regional Director, Public Sector Group; Samira Mattin, Vice President, Portfolio Management; Marc H. McClure, CFA, Vice President, Portfolio Management; David Witthohn, CFA, CIPM, Director, Public Sector Group, Cutwater Asset Management

 December 19, 2013


Todd Bond, Budget Officer, Polk County Board of County Commissioners - Bartow

October 17, 2013 

Florida Revenue Sharing 

Robert W. Mckee, Chief Economist, Florida Department of Revenue, Tallahassee, FL

 August 15, 2013

An Update on Health Care Reform

Clay Austin, Director of Group Health, Florida League of Cities - Orlando; D. Michael Jones, ASA, MAAA, Senior Consultant, Towers Watson-Atlanta

 July 18, 2013

Fair Labor Standards Act

William L (Roy) Richardson, Jr., Community Outreach and Planning Specialist, US Dept of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

May 16, 2013 

The Auditor General Update

Michael J. Gomez, CPA, Audit Supervisor, Florida Auditor General - Tallahassee; Beau Brooks, CPA, Lead Senior Auditor, Florida Auditor General - Tallahassee

March 14, 2013 

U.S. & Florida Economic Update 

Sean M. Snaith, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Economic Competitiveness, University of Central Florida

February 14, 2013 

Legislative Policy Statements and Update

David Keller, Assistant City Manager/Chief Financial Officer, City of Weston & Kent Olson, Deputy Treasurer-Clerk, City of Tallahassee

January 24, 2013 

Costing Government Goods and Services

Dr. Clifford McCue, Associate Professor, School of Public Administration Florida Atlantic University 

 December 13, 2012

Payables (1099 Reporting) and W2 Preparation

Fernando Echevarria, Federal, State and Local Government Specialist, Internal Revenue Service

 October 25, 2012

GASB Reporting Standards Update; GASB 54 and GASB 60-64

William Blend, CPA, Shareholder, Moore Stephens Lovelace, P.A., Orlando, Florida

  August 22, 2012

Investing Florida Public Funds During Unusual Times

Scott Prickett, Manageing Director, Glenn Scott, Senior Vice President, Julie Hughes, Senior Vice President - Davidson Fixed Income Management

 July 24, 2012

Legislative Update

Amber Hughes, Legislative Advocate, Florida League of Cities & Davin Suggs, Senior Legislative Advocate, Florida Association of Counties

April 25, 2012 

Auditor General Update

Anita Marlowe & Beau Brooks, Florida Auditor General's Office 

 March 8, 2012

Employment Tax Updates and Common Audit Issues

Sheree Cunningham, Federal State & Local Government 

 February 16, 2012 

Pension Reform

James W. Linn, Shareholder, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.; James J. Rizzo, ASA, MAAA, Senior Consultant & Actuary, Gabriel, Roeder, Smith & Company; Christopher Lyons, CPA, CGFO, CPFO, Director of Financial Administration, City of Sarasota; FGFOA President 

January 26, 2012 

Priority Driven Budgeting: An Alternative to Incremental Budgeting

Steven G. Chapman, II, CPFO, Director of Finance, North Lauderdale 

 December 15, 2011

The Current Market for Treasury Management & Your Cash Flow Modeling

Mitchell P. York, CFA, Principal, Wertz York Capital Management Group

 October 13, 2011

How to Manage Your Investments

Jeffrey Larson, Mark C. Mason and Dr. Donald E. Weber

 September 14, 2011

Safety Liquidity and Yield in a Low Interest Rate Environment 

James Womack and Dustin Heintz

 August 18, 2011

Traditional Investment Choices and Emerging Alternatives

Steven Alexander and David Jang