GFOAz Update

Thank you to everyone who attended the GFOAz Annual Budget Forum on October 24 at the Communiversity in Surprise, AZ. The training was well attended with over 100 members! We appreciate the suggestions provided by those who completed the online survey that provides the committee with feedback and ideas for upcoming trainings. Read more

Interested in Serving on the GFOAz Board of Directors?

A nine-member Board of Directors provides leadership and oversight of the Government Finance Officers Association of Arizona (GFOAz). The board includes the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Chairperson of the Education Committee, Chairperson of the Member Services Committee, and four at-large directors. Read more

GFOAz Scholarships Available

New this year, GFOAz will be offering two scholarships to the GFOAz Winter Conference, February 20-22, 2013, in Prescott. The association will also be offering a scholarship to the annual GFOA (national) conference, as well as two scholarships to the GFOAz Summer Training in Tucson, August 7-9, 2013.

Point your browser here to view the scholarship application. Applications and/or nominations are due by Friday, December 21, 2012.

Distinguished Budget Award Winners

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada (GFOA) this month presented the cities of Avondale and Show Low with the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2011-2012 fiscal year budget. Read more

Motivational Quote

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
- Thomas A. Edison

GFOAz 2013 Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship materials are now available for 2013. If you have any referrals or if there are any companies that are interested in sponsorship opportunities with GFOAz, they can contact Amy Price at for more information.

Conference Presentations

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

GFOAz Now On YouTube

Never attended a GFOAz conference? Visit GFOAz's YouTube channel to get a sneak peak at what the conferences offer.

GFOAz Welcomes New Members

Christine Covell-Granberg, Senior Financial Analyst, Town of Paradise Valley
Dana Faulisi, Accountant II, Town of Gilbert

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:

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
January 10, 2013
January Quarterly Training
Public Service Amphitheater
Gilbert, Arizona

February 20-22, 2013
GFOAz Annual Conference
Prescott Resort
Prescott, Arizona

June 2-5, 2013
107th GFOA Annual Conference
Moscone Center North
San Francisco, California
More information
City of Mesa
Accounting Specialist Supervisor

City of Phoenix
Accounting Supervisor

City of Tucson
Risk Manager

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