GFOAz Training: Annual Budget Forum

GFOAz is pleased to present its ever-popular annual budget forum on Thursday, October 27 at Rio Vista Recreation Center in Peoria.

The annual budget forum is a time for professionals to come together to learn about budgeting best practices in other cities and towns and discover the upcoming developments in city/town budgeting. Read more

Resource Documents Available Through the League

The League of Arizona Cities and Towns offers many resources for organizations to access. Some documents of use to GFOAz members are "It's Budget Time," the Municipal Budget and Finance Manual and a calendar of required postings. These documents and more are available through the League.

To view the full list of League publications, please point your browser here.

If you have any questions on any publications, please contact League Staff at 602-258-5786.

GFOAz Board Available for Presentations

If your organization has recently received a GFOA award (CAFR, PAFR, and Budget Award), GFOAz Board Members are available to recognize your achievement.

Please contact Amy Price at if you are interested in a GFOAz Board Member traveling to your organization to attend an upcoming council meeting or event to recognize your organization.

Motivational Quote

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs

Volunteer with Education and Membership 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 Christen Wilcox, Chair of the Education Committee at If you are interested in reaching out to organizations to increase and maintain GFOAz membership, please contact Jerry Hart, Chair of the Membership Committee at

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 Samantha Womer at 602-258-5786 or email:

GFOAz 2017 Sponsorship Program

GFOAz will release the 2017 sponsorship program in October. If you would like additional information please contact Samantha Womer at 602-258-5786 or email:

For a list of 2016 sponsors, point your browser here.

GFOAz Welcomes New Members

Tammy Blanar, Accountant, City of Tolleson
Elvira Dye, Accountant, City of Tolleson
Brent Jennings, Tax Auditor, City of Scottsdale
Robert Navarro, CFO, Arizona Department of Child Safety
Kelly Pfost, Budget Director, Town of Gilbert
Corvé Smith, Management Assistant, City of Mesa
Timothy Snyder, Senior Fiscal Services Analyst, Town of Queen Creek

GFOAz Board of Directors

Benjamin Ronquillo
Finance Director
City of Litchfield Park

Lindsey Duncan
Finance Director
City of Surprise

Christy Eusebio
Member At-Large
Assistant Finance Director
City of El Mirage

Bonny Lynn
Member At-Large
Finance Director
Coconino County

Christen Wilcox
Education Committee Chair
Senior Accountant
City of Goodyear
Mindy Russell
Past President
Finance & Budget Assistant
City of Peoria

Sonia Andrews
Member At-Large
Finance Manager
City of Peoria

Sean Kindell
Member At-Large
Deputy Finance Director
City of Phoenix

Jerry Hart
Membership Committee Chair
Deputy Internal Services Dir. - Finance
City of Tempe
October 13, 2016
2016 CDFA Arizona Financing Roundtable Conference
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, Arizona

October 27, 2016
GFOAz Budget Forum
Peoria Rio Vista Recreation Center
Peoria, Arizona

November 14-15, 2016
Grant Management Workshop
Phoenix City Hall
Phoenix, Arizona

January 12, 2017
GFOAz January Training
Location to come

February 15-17, 2017
GFOAz Annual Conference
Prescott Resort
Prescott, AZ

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City of Flagstaff

City of Bullhead City
Budget Analyst

City of El Mirage

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