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

Rene Guillen
Regan Jepson

Cherie R. White

President

Director of Financial Services
City of Sedona
Phone: (928) 203-5193
Cwhite@sedonaaz.gov


Brandi Flores

Immediate Past President 

Deputy Budget & Fiscal Director, Water Services Department
City of Phoenix
brandi.flores@phoenix.gov 


Tanya Wright

President Elect

Accounting Manager/ Controller 
Town of Gilbert
 tanya.wright@gilbertaz.gov


Lisette Camacho

Lisette Camacho

Member At-large

Financial Services Director
City of Tempe 
Phone: 480.350.8504 
Lisette_Camacho@tempe.gov 


Maryn Belling

Member At-large

Deputy Director Finance
Gila County
mbelling@gilacountyaz.gov 


Anna Henthorn

Member At-large

Accounting Director
City of Scottsdale
Phone: 480-312-7805  
ahenthorn@ScottsdaleAZ.gov


Macy Walker

Member At-large

Financial Budget Analyst 
City of El Mirage 
mwalker@elmirageaz.gov


Kirsten Lennon

Education Committee Chair

Financial Services Director
City of Cottonwood
Phone: (928) 340-2712 
klennon@cottonwoodaz.gov


Jerry Hart

Membership Committee Chair

Retired City of Tempe 
jerryhart1@cox.net

View a list of our past presidents

Committees

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 toeither 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 
klennon@cottonwoodaz.gov


Jerry Hart

Membership Committee Chair

Retired City of Tempe 
jerryhart1@cox.net


New Member Opportunities

All members shall receive email updates on upcoming opportunities for GFOAz members. Should youhave 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:

January 
Quarterly Training

February
Winter Conference

May
Quarterly Training

June
GFOA Annual Conference and GFOAz State Chapter Reception

August
Summer Conference

October
Budget Forum

GFOAz Website and Member Account

As a reminder to login, you will use your firstname.lastname as the username and if you forgot your password, click “forgot password” on the login page.

Employment

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

Membership Directory

GFOAz publishes an annual online directory. Membership in GFOAz provides the opportunity toexchange information and 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 scholarship for the winter and summer conference.

The application deadlines are in February and July.

GFOA Annual Conference Scholarship

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

The application deadline is in May.

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.

The next program application opens in 2023.

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.

The application opens in December and scholarships are awarded in January.

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 assists GFOA annually in awarding two scholarships to cover $600.00 enrollment fee for oneyear of enrollment in GFOA’s CPFO program.

The application deadline is in March.

BYLAWS OF THE GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF ARIZONA

Download the GFOAz informational brochure.


View a list of our past presidents

GFOAz Corporate Partners