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GFOAz 2010 Summer Training is just around the corner!!
Close your eyes and picture this ... a beautiful room in a hotel nestled in the foothills of the mountains north of Tucson, a round of golf or an invigorating hike in the cool morning hours, fascinating presentations by world-renowned speakers (earning you a total of 13 CPE credits), mouth-watering cuisine, and the opportunity to network with your colleagues (possibly beating them at a game of Wii Bowling!). How can you possibly pass this up? The GFOAz 2010 Summer Training is back at our favorite spot - Loews Ventana Canyon Resort!! Read more
Fall GFOAz Training: Annual Budget Forum
The 2010 GFOAz Annual Budget Forum will take place on October 22, 2010. Be sure to save the date for this informative annual event!
Western Jobs Still Worsening, but Worsening More Slowly
Published: June 01, 2010 in Knowledge@W.P. Carey
By Lee McPheters

With four months of figures for 2010 now available, analysts are beginning to grow (slightly) more optimistic about the employment picture for the nation and the Western states this year.

The bad news is that non-farm employment is lower now than last year in practically every state and for the nation as a whole. Moreover, over-the-year job growth has been negative every month so far this year for all Western states. 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:

GFOAz Welcomes New Members

Meghan Doherty, Finance Manager, Town of Marana
Mary Martin, Accounting Supervisor, Town of Fountain Hills
Samantha McPike, Senior Financial Services Analyst, Town of Queen Creek
Roxanne Neal, Senior Accountant, Town of Marana
Rey Sanchez, Account Clerk, City of Tolleson
Corrine E. Wilcox-Cornn, Finance Director, CAAG
Dennis Woodrich, Pricipal Auditor, City of Tucson

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
August 4-6, 2010
GFOAz Summer Training
Loews Ventana Canyon
Tucson, Arizona

August 24-27, 2010
League of Arizona Cities and Towns Annual Conference
Renaissance Glendale Hotel
Glendale, Arizona
Pinal County
Accountant I

City of El Mirage
Senior Accountant

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