Fall GFOAz Training: Annual Budget Forum

The 2012 GFOAz Annual Budget Forum will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2012. This forum will provide members with an economic update as well the best practices in financial reporting presented by the Government Finance Officers Association. Further information and registration materials are now posted on the GFOAz website. Be sure to save the date!

Four More Years Until Lost Jobs Come Back?

First published September 11, 2012 in knowWPCarey, knowwpcarey.com

The U.S. economy created 96,000 net new non-agricultural jobs in August, a decrease from the revised figure of 141,000 new jobs in July, according to the latest employment report from the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. To continue reading, point your browser here.

Conference Presentations

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

Motivational Quote

"Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time."
- Josh Billings

GFOAz Welcomes New Members

Kelly Gottschalk, Assistant City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, City of Tucson
Luis Pedroza, Finance Director/City Treasurer, City of Douglas
Michael Preble, President, Managing Member, Camargo Capital, LLC
Xavier Rendon, Senior Accountant, Town of Marana
April Wilkerson, Accounting Supervisor, City of Chandler

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 Board of Directors

Scott Holt
Director - Financial Services
Yuma County

Jerry Hart
Deputy Finance & Technology Dir.
City of Tempe

Joe Duffy
Member At-Large
Finance Director
Town of Chino Valley

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

Mindy Russell
Education Committee Chair
Management Assistant
City of Peoria
Brian Wright
Immediate Past President
Finance Director
City of Eloy

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
October 3-5, 2012
Growth & Infrastructure Consortium 2012
Georgian Terrace Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia
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October 25, 2012
GFOAz October Budget Forum
Communiversity at Surprise
Surprise, Arizona
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