47th Annual Conference a Success

More than 130 people were in attendance for the 47th Annual Conference held at the beautiful Prescott Resort in Prescott, Arizona.

This year's conference sessions were rated very highly by members. The GFOAz Education Committee did an excellent job providing members with a first class training experience. GFOAz thanks all of its sponsors for their continued support, those who presented during the conference, and all the members in attendance.

Welcome to New GFOAz Board Members Diane Archer and Barbara Goodrich

The GFOAz Board welcomed its newest board member, Diane Archer, during the Winter Conference in February. Diane Archer currently holds the position of Finance Director with the City of Casa Grande. The Board looks forward to working with Diane this upcoming year. Please help us in welcoming Diane to the Board! Read more

Update from GFOAz Education Committee Chair

Greetings from your GFOAz Education Committee! We would like to extend a sincere thanks to all who were able to attend the GFOAz Winter Conference in Prescott. We hope you found the conference sessions informative, and the receptions the perfect setting for meeting new acquaintances or catching up with old friends and colleagues. Read more

Upcoming GFOAz Quarterly Training - May

GFOAz is set to host its next quarterly training on Friday May 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ASU Mercado located in downtown Phoenix. The training will cover the Transaction Privilege Tax, and will feature topics on the Municipal City Tax Code and a discussion on understanding your jurisdiction's tax base. To learn more about this training and to register, please visit www.gfoaz.org.

GFOAz Awards AGFI Scholarships

The GFOAz Board of Directors is pleased to report it received a record number of applications for the Advanced Government Finance Institute scholarships this year. Provided by the generous support of APS, GFOAz awards two scholarships to the program every other year. After much deliberation, the Board unanimously agreed to award this year's scholarships to James Menlove and Teresa Williams. Read more

Western States Lead in Foreclosure Rankings

Published: March 09, 2011 in Knowledge@W.P. Carey
By Lee McPheters

States in the Western region accounted for six out of the top ten states with the highest rate of foreclosure filings in 2010. Nevada led the nation, with one of every 11 homes receiving a foreclosure filing. Next in the rankings were Arizona (one in 17), Florida (one in 18), California (one in 25) and Utah (one in 29). Idaho (one in 34) was in eighth position and Colorado (one in 40) was tenth. Read more

Motivational Quote

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

GFOAz Members on the Move

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

GFOAz Welcomes New Members

Gary Blair, Finance Manager, Town of Dewey-Humboldt
Blaine Harris, Senior Accountant, Yavapai College
Spencer Self, Internal Auditor II, City of Phoenix

GFOAz Board of Directors

Brian Wright
Finance Director
City of Eloy

Vicki Rios
Immediate Past President
Revenue Manager
City of Peoria

Joe Duffy
Member At-Large
Finance Dir./Assistant City Manager
City of Williams

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

Barbara Goodrich
Member Services Chair
Management Services Director
City of Flagstaff
Scott Holt
Director - Financial Services
Yuma County

Diane Archer
Member At-Large
Finance Director
City of Casa Grande

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

Mindy Russell
Education Committee Chair
Management Assistant
City of Peoria
May 20, 2011
Quarterly Training
ASU Mercado
Phoenix, Arizona

May 22-25, 2011
GFOA Annual Conference
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas

August 10-12, 2011
GFOAz Summer Training
Loews Ventana Canyon
Tucson, Arizona

August 30 - September 2, 2011
League of Arizona Cities and Towns Annual Conference
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort
Tucson, Arizona
City of Chandler
Senior Accountant

City of Mesa
Chief Financial Officer

City of Flagstaff
Accountant I

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