Committee on Economic Development and Capital Planning (CEDCP)

As the role of local government continues to evolve, the finance officer is frequently being put in the unfamiliar position of leading economic development projects. In addition, it is becoming increasingly important for governments to consider development issues as they prepare and execute their long-term capital plans. These trends have prompted the executive board to create the Committee on Economic Development and Capital Planning, whose mission is "to assist finance officers to become knowledgeable participants in planning, evaluation, and execution of community/economic development and capital issues through the drafting and promotion of policies, procedures, and best practices."

Members of the Committee

  • CHAIR: Gary Donaldson, Revenue Chief, City of Atlanta, GA
  • VICE CHAIR: William Jones, Assistant Village Manager, Village of Glencoe, IL
  • Laura Allen, Town Administrator, Berlin, MD
  • Lauri Brewer, Assistant City Manager, City of Georgetown, TX
  • Michael Bryant, Budget Manager, County of Mecklenburg, NC
  • Gregory Clark, Deputy Director & General Counsel, Indianapolis Local Public Improvement Bond Bank, Indianapolis, IN
  • Christopher Forster, MPA, Director of Agency Business Services, Office of Management and Enterprise Services, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Jason Greene, Financial Controls & Budget Manager, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX)
  • Michael Gurgone, Treasurer, Chicago Housing Authority, IL
  • Robert Hartwig, Administrative Services Director, City of Shoreline, WA
  • Dan Huge, Chief Financial Officer, Capital Improvement Board, Indianapolis, IN
  • Marita Kelley, Local Government Policy Specialist, Commonwealth of PennsylvaniaDepartment of Community & Economic Development
  • Tom Kelly, Finance Officer, White Bear Township, White Bear Township, MN
  • Scott McCarty, Finance Director, Town of Paradise Valley, AZ 
  • James McReynolds, County Administrator, York County, VA
  • Angela Means, Financial Services Division Manager, City of Austin, TX
  • Francine Ramaglia, Assistant Village Manager, Village of Wellington, FL
  • Karen Rhodes-Whitley, Budget Director, City of Plano, TX
  • William Robertson, Director of Management and Budget, County of Roanoke, VA
  • Kathleen Seay, Director of Finance and Management Services, County of Hanover, VA
  • Eric Shertzing, Treasurer, Ingham County, MI
  • Tracy Vesely, Director of Finance, City of Hayward, CA
  • Jeffrey Yates, Finance Director, Union County, NC


  • Gregory Baird, CFO, Aging Water Infrastructure – AWI, Provo, UT 
  • David MacGillivray, Chairman, Springsted Incorporated, St. Paul, MN 
  • Dianne McNabb, Director, The PFM Group, Atlanta, GA 
  • Christopher Mier, Managing Director, Analytical Services Division, Loop Capital Markets, IL
  • Jarrae Williams, Vice President, Wells Fargo, Philadelphia, PA 


  • Shirley Hughes, Finance Director, City of Boulder City, CO
  • Lori Economy-Sholler, Chief Financial Officer, City of Bloomington, MN

GFOA Staff