Fall GFOAz Training: Annual Budget Forum

The 2010 GFOAz Annual Budget Forum will take place on October 29, 2010. Point your browser here for more information.

A Bulletin from Your Education Committee...

Your GFOAz Education Committee is looking for a few good men and women to join its ranks.

Qualifications include:
  • GFOAz Active Member
  • Desire to serve fellow GFOAz members
  • Imagination to think up good ideas for training and conferences
  • Sense of humor to laugh at (GFOAz) President's jokes
Benefits include:
  • Opportunity to provide input on the content of our educational program
  • Free lunch at our meetings (once per month or less)
  • Sense of accomplishment for doing a great job
No prior experience necessary. On-the-job training will be provided at no cost to you! Please contact Liisa Laikko at llaikko@azleague.org if you are interested in joining the Education Committee.

U.S. Economic Outlook: Self-Fulfilling Forecasts?

Published: September 16, 2010 in Knowledge@W.P. Carey
By Lee McPheters

As the saying goes, "If you ask 20 economists about the economic outlook, you'll get 21 scenarios for what lies ahead." The point is that economists famously disagree. But the slowing pace of recovery seems to have convinced a strong majority of analysts that conditions are going to be worse in the next couple of quarters, and the main arguments now center on just how bad the economy might get before it gets better. Read more

Conference Presentations

Looking for a presentation from a past GFOAz Conference? All presentations are available on the GFOAz website, point your browser here.

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

Steven Anderson, Apache County, Accounting Manager
Bryant Crosby, Apache County, Assistant Finance Director
Randy Karrer, Golder Ranch Fire District, Fire Chief

Motivational Quote

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
-- Bill Cosby

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
Deputy 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
October 29, 2010
GFOAz Budget Forum
ASU Mercado
Phoenix, Arizona
City of Maricopa
Budget Analyst

City of Flagstaff
Grants Specialist

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