guidelines and criteria are used to assess budgets for serving as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device.
In addition, the Black Caucus of the GFOA
hosted a lunch where standing committee members heard from the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Executive Director Fabrice Coles speak about CBC's priorities in the coming year.
Although the GFOA
's lineage in government accounting and financial reporting guidance stretches back more than 100 years, little attention was paid until the mid-1970s, when organizations like the AICPA, the General Accounting Office (now the Government Accountability Office; GAO), FASB, and the GFOA
recognized a need.
In comments submitted on March 31, 2017, GFOA
emphasized a major and overriding concern "that the proposed rulemaking could dampen the bank loan and direct purchase markets, putting issuers in the unfavorable position of either not using a financing structure that is in their best interest, or having to pay more for those financings.
and the scholarship program played a critical role for me in completing that degree, launching my career in public finance, and building a community of professional colleagues that I value every working day.
encourages members to check the GFOA
website regular updates and potential member alerts.
Q WHEN DID YOU FIRST GET INVOLVED IN GFOA
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is governed by an 18-member executive board, which consists of 15 at-large members, the current president, the past president, and the president-elect.
We want to thank the 855 delegates from the State of Colorado as well as the Local Conference Committee for welcoming GFOA
attendees, guests, exhibitors, and sponsors to the "Mile High City.
We hope you're inspired by the words of GFOA
President Patrick J.
The letter, reprinted below, reiterates that while GFOA
promotes transparency in the market and actively supports best practices to ensure that investors have appropriate information about municipal securities, our underlying concern is that this proposal as drafted will not practically accomplish the goal of putting more relevant information into the hands of investors.
If you are interested in networking with fellow members from peer governments, GFOA
has three forums focused on issues specific to urban governments, small governments, and utility agencies.