48th Annual Conference a Success

More than 150 people were in attendance for the 48th Annual Conference held at the beautiful Prescott Resort in Prescott, Arizona.

The GFOAz Education Committee did an excellent job providing members with first class training experience. GFOAz thanks all of its sponsors for their continued support, those who presented during the conference, and all of the members in attendance for making this another great conference.

Welcome to New GFOAz Board Member Sandra Schulz

The GFOAz Board welcomed its newest board member, Sandra Schulz, during the Winter Conference in February. Sandra Schulz currently holds the position of CFO/Director of Finance for Coconino County. The Board looks forward to working with Sandra this upcoming year. Please help us in welcoming Sandra to the Board!

Grants Management Training in Tucson, AZ

Tucson Police Department and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grant management workshop in Tucson, May 8-9, 2012. This training is for grant recipient organizations across all disciplines. Attend this class and you'll learn how to administer government grants and stay in compliance with applicable rules and regulations. Read more

Arizona 2012 Forecast: Still Sick, but Recovering

First published December 7, 2011 in knowWPCarey, knowwpcarey.com

If Arizona's economy were a hospital patient, she would be out of intensive care, but still in the hospital. In other words, the economy is doing better and certainly on the road to recovery, but it isn't recovered yet. And the patient is not likely to feel healthy again for another couple of years: the economy won't be back to normal until at least 2015 or so. 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.

Volunteer with the Education and Membership Services Committees

If you are interested in becoming more involved with the GFOAz Education or Membership Committee, there are plenty of opportunities available. If you are interested in volunteering with the Education Committee to help plan future conferences and trainings, please contact Mindy Russell, Chair of the Education Committee at mindy.russell@peoriaaz.gov. If you are interested in reaching out to municipalities to increase and maintain GFOAz Membership, please contact Barbara Goodrich, Chair of the Membership Committee at bgoodrich@flagstaffaz.gov.

Motivational Quote

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."
- Thomas Jefferson

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.

GFOAz Welcomes New Member

Joseph Heatherly, Finance Director, Gila County

GFOAz Board of Directors

Scott Holt
Director - Financial Services
Yuma County

Brian Wright
Immediate Past President
Finance Director
City of Eloy

Joe Duffy
Member At-Large
Finance Director
City of Williams

Sandra Schulz
Member At-Large
CFO/Director of Finance
Coconino County

Mindy Russell
Education Committee Chair
Management Assistant
City of Peoria
Jerry Hart
Financial Services Manager
City of Tempe

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

Vicki Rios
Member At-Large
Deputy Finance Director
City of Phoenix

Barbara Goodrich
Member Services Chair
Management Services Director
City of Flagstaff
May 8-9, 2012
Grants Management Training
Tucson, Arizona

May 17, 2012
Quarterly Training
Rio Vista Recreation Center
Peoria, Arizona

June 10-13, 2012
GFOA Annual Conference
McCormick Place West
Chicago, Illinois

August 8-10, 2012
GFOAz Summer Training
Loews Ventana Canyon
Tucson, Arizona

August 28-31, 2012
League of Arizona Cities and Towns Annual Conference
Hyatt Gainey Ranch
Scottsdale, Arizona
Town of Hayden

City of Chandler
Accounting Supervisor

Pinal County
Accounting Manager - Finance

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