Welcome New GFOAz Member!

GFOAz Leadership

A nine-member Board of Directors elected by the GFOAz membership governs the Government Finance Officers Association of Arizona. In addition, the GFOAz Education Committee and Membership Committee are standing committees. The GFOAz President appoints the Chair of the Education and Membership Committees.

GFOAz Staff

René Guillen
Michael Barahona

Tanya Wright


Financial Services Officer
Town of Gilbert
Phone: (480)-503-6930

Maryn Belling

President Elect

Finance Director
Gila County
Phone: (928)-402-8777

Macy Walker

Immediate Past President

Budget and Program Manager
City of El Mirage 
Phone: (623)-876-2968

Sylvia Dlott

Member At-large

Financial Services Administrator
Town of Queen Creek
Phone: (480) 358-3149

Brandi Flores

Member At-large 

Deputy Finance Director, Finance Department
City of Phoenix

Anna Henthorn

Member At-large

Accounting Director
City of Scottsdale
Phone: (480)-312-7805  

Angèle Ozoemelam 

Member At-large

City of Tucson Business Services Department
Phone: (520)-421-8600

Kirsten Lennon

Education Committee Chair

Financial Services Director
City of Cottonwood
Phone: (928) 340-2712 

Jerry Hart

Membership Committee Chair

Life Member, GFOAz
Phone: (480)-586-1889 

View a list of our past presidents


The GFOAz Education Committee and Membership Committee are standing committees. The GFOAz President appoints the Chair of the Education and Membership Committees.

GFOAz members are encouraged to get involved in leadership and committees. Please reach out to either of the chairs or info@gfoaz.org to join a committee or discuss the benefits and time commitment with joining a committee.

Kirsten Lennon

Education Committee Chair

Financial Services Director
City of Cottonwood
Phone: (928) 340-2712 

Jerry Hart

Membership Committee Chair

Life Member, GFOAz
Phone: (480)-586-1889 

New Member Opportunities

All members shall receive email updates on upcoming opportunities for GFOAz members. Should you have any questions on how to take advantage of these opportunities, please contact staff at info@gfoaz.org.

Opportunities for members include events and training, access to online member account on GFOAz website, and scholarships and awards.

Events and Trainings

GFOAz holds annual conferences bringing together members and other public finance specialists to improve technical and managerial skills, exchange information with peers in a relaxed setting, and explore current government finance issues. Annual Conferences offer between 13-15 CPE credits.

GFOAz hosts quarterly training on a variety of topics that are of interest to members, and also partners with other organizations to offer additional professional development opportunities to members throughout the year. Quarterly trainings provide up to 5 CPE credits.

Annual GFOAz events include:

Quarterly Training

Winter Conference

Quarterly Training

GFOA Annual Conference and GFOAz State Chapter Reception

Summer Conference

Budget Forum

GFOAz Website and Member Account

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GFOAz is pleased to post job openings as a service to its members at no charge. Email jobs@gfoaz.org to post a position.

Membership Directory

GFOAz publishes an annual online directory. Membership in GFOAz provides the opportunity to exchange informationand ideas with other government finance professionals from around the state of Arizona and with members in the finance and banking industry.

Discussion Board

If you are interested in being a resource for your colleagues by sharing your knowledge, you will just need to sign into the GFOAz website as a member to open the discussion board. The discussion board allows members to pose questions to other members on specific topics or provide advice. Please make sure to sign in and check this on a regular basis.

Scholarship and Awards

GFOAz has developed the following scholarships and awards to ensure that members are recognized for outstanding service and have the opportunity to challenge themselves by participating in professional development programs.

Read more and find applications for these annual opportunities here: https://gfoaz.org/scholarships/

GFOAz State Scholarships

Four scholarships of $500 reimbursement for the winter and summer conference.

Visit our website for application deadlines.

GFOA Annual Conference Scholarship

One scholarship up to $2,000 to be used toward reimbursement for: registration, lodging and travel for the GFOA annual conference every year.

Visit our website for application deadlines.

GFOA Leadership Academy at the College of Charleston

GFOAz awards two $2,100 scholarships for the GFOA Leadership Academy program at the College of Charleston every other year. This program is open to: Finance Directors, Assistant Finance Directors, Treasurers, Department Managers, City Managers, and Assistant City Managers.

Visit our website or application deadlines.

GFOAz Student Internship and Scholarship and Hosting Program

This program awards two scholarships and paid internships to incoming junior or senior students enrolled at Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University, or the University of Arizona with a local city, town, or county, where they will contribute towards a broad range of activities within the finance department.

Visit our website for application deadlines and award dates.

GFOAz members are welcome to submit a host application from their local government to receive one of the two scholars as an intern during the summer. GFOAz provides a $6,000 grant to the participating local government entity to be used towards the salary of the student interns. Host eligibility requirements apply.

Host applications open in September and close December.

GFOA Certified Public Finance Officer Enrollment Scholarship

GFOAz assist GFOA annually in awarding two scholarships to cover $600.00 enrollment fee for one year of enrollment in GFOA’s CPFO program.

Visit our website or application deadlines.


Download the GFOAz informational brochure.

View a list of our past presidents

GFOAz Corporate Partners