Fall GFOAz Training: Annual Budget Forum

The 2011 GFOAz Annual Budget Forum will take place on Friday, October 21 in Fountain Hills. Scheduled sessions include: impact fee implementation, urban revenue sharing, new realities for local government revenues, and total compensation. The Budget Forum will also include an economic update for members. Six CPE credits will be available for this training. For more information and to register, point your browser here. Sign up today!

The Housing Double Dip

First published September 14, 2011 in Knowledge@W. P. Carey,

By Lee McPheters

The current attention of the public and politicians is on jobs, jobs, and, of course, jobs. But another indicator - single family permits - is turning more negative with every passing month. While analysts debate the possibility of a double dip in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), many would argue that the economy cannot move into a sustainable recovery without improvement in housing. As of now, single family housing permits are down in 49 of 50 states compared to last year, and permits are on track to record a double digit annual decline when final figures are in for 2011. 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 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 Mary Vinzant at 602-258-5786 or email: mvinzant@azleague.org.

Motivational Quote

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them." - Henry David Thoreau

GFOAz Welcomes New Members

Connie Bonner, Accountant, City of Willcox
Pete Saxton, Finance Manager, Town of Sahuarita
Bryant Crosby, Assistant Finance Director, Apache County
John Jones, Administrator for Budget and Finance, Peoria Unified School District

GFOAz Board of Directors

Brian Wright
Finance Director
City of Eloy

Vicki Rios
Immediate Past President
Deputy Finance Director
City of Phoenix

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
October 21, 2011
GFOAz Budget Forum
Fountain Hills Community Center
Fountain Hills, Arizona
City of Tucson
Senior Accountant

City of Scottsdale
Public Safety Budget Manager

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