46th Annual Conference a Success
Over 120 people were in attendance for the 46th Annual Conference held at the beautiful Prescott Resort in Prescott, Arizona.

This year's conference sessions were rated very high among members. The GFOAz Education Committee did an excellent job providing members with a first class training experience. Read more
Motivational Quote
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
-Thomas A. Edison
Upcoming GFOAz Quarterly
Training- May 21, 2010

GFOAz will be hosting a quarterly training on May 21st. The training will cover retirement issues, the Fair Labor Standards Act and other time keeping and payroll issues. More information on this training will be sent out to members soon.
Scattered Signs of Life in Western Housing Markets
Published: March 01, 2010 in Knowledge@W.P. Carey
By Lee McPheters

Western analysts scanning the economic horizon for signs of a housing rebound in the region, finding little evidence of recovery in 2009, are now setting their sights on 2010. Since last year was so bad, the consensus is that 2010 can only be better. Read more

GFOAz Members on the Move

Do you have a recent promotion or transition that you would like to announce? This new section of the newsletter recognizes members who have recently been promoted or have recently transitioned. If you would like your name to be featured in this section of the newsletter, please contact Liisa Laikko at 602-258-5786 or email: llaikko@azleague.org.

GFOAz Welcomes New Members

Kathy Bainbridge, Finance Director, Town of Clarkdale
Bill Barker, Accountant, Mohave County Treasurer
Michael Danowski, Retired
Mary Doren, Assistant Finance Director, Yavapai County
Marty Ellertson, Vice President, Treasury Management, UMB Bank AZ
Donna Fagan, Budget Manager, Yavapai County
Michael D. Mason, Finance Administrator, City of Tucson
Sandra McClelland, President, SmartWorksPlus Inc.
William McClelland, Director of Operations, SmartWorksPlus, Inc.
Brad McClintock, Vice President, Scout Investment Advisros/UMB
Dennis J. Osuch, Principal, LarsonAllen LLP
Steven Palmer, Audit Manager, Hinton Burdick CPA's and Advisors
Lisa Pannella, Finance Director/CFO, City of Coolidge
Stephanie Rogala, Operations Manager, LarsonAllen LLC
Andy Silva, Director, Retiree Solutions, OptumHealth Financial Solutions
Patricia Walker, Principal Consultant, Red Oak Consulting
Robert Westra, Regional Sales Director-West, OptumHealth Financial Services
Aggie Williams, Senior Account Clerk, City of Coolidge

GFOAz Board of Directors

Vicki Rios
Revenue Manager
City of Peoria

James Menlove
Immediate Past President
Finance Director
Navajo County

Jerry Hart
Member At-Large
Financial Services Manager
City of Tempe

Rudy Rodriguez
Member At-Large
Finance Director/Treasurer
City of Cottonwood
Brian Wright
Finance Director
City of Eloy

Joe Duffy
Member At-Large
Finance Director/Asst City Manager
City of Williams

Scott Holt
Member At-Large
Director - Financial Services
Yuma County

Mindy Russell
Education Committee Chair
Management Assistant
City of Peoria
May 21, 2010
Quarterly Training
9:00 am - 3:15 pm

June 6-9, 2010
GFOA Annual Conference
Atlanta, Georgia

August 4-6, 2010
GFOAz Summer Training
Tucson, Arizona

August 24-27, 2010
League of Arizona Cities and Towns Annual Conference
Glendale, Arizona
City of Lake Havasu City
Senior Accountant

City of El Mirage
Senior Accountant

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