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, City Administrator, City of Mequon, WI
  • Laura Allen, Town Administrator, Berlin, MD
  • Laurie Brewer, Assistant City Manager, City of Georgetown, TX
  • Gregory Clark, Deputy Director & General Counsel, Indianapolis, IN
  • Susan Cohen, Manager of FasTracks Program Control, Denver, CO
  • Rodney Greek, Controller, San Diego County Water Authority, CA
  • Jason Greene, Financial Controls & Budget Manager, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, FL
  • Robert Hartwig, Administrative Services Director, City of Shoreline, WA
  • Daniel Huge, Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer, Indiana Finance Authority, IN
  • Marita Kelley, Local Government Policy Specialist, State of Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, PA
  • Tom Kelly, Finance Director, White Bear Township, MN
  • Nicole D. Kreiser, Debt Manger, Wake County, NC
  • Rana D. Lacer, Senior Vice President of Finance, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, NV
  • Angela Means, Division Manager, City of Austin, TX
  • Francine Ramaglia, Assistant City Manager, City of Delray Beach, FL
  • Brent Robertson, Director of Management & Budget, County of Roanoke, VA
  • Eric Shertzing, Treasurer, Ingham County, MI
  • Timothy J. Sloth, Director of Finance, Village of Bensenville, IL
  • Kimberly Springer, Deputy Budget Officer, City of Austin, TX
  • Tracy Vesely, Director of Finance, City of Hayward, CA
  • Linda Witkowski, Budget Manager, Waukesha County, WI
  • Jeffrey Yates, Finance Director, Union County, NC


  • Diane McNabb, Director, PFM, Atlanta, GA
  • Chris Mier, Managing Director, Loop Capital Markets, Chicago, IL
  • Richard Raphael, Managing Director, Fitch Rating, New York, NY
  • Nancy Zielke, Senior Director,  Alvarez & Marshal Public Sector Services


  • Lori Economy-Scholler, Chief Financial Officer, City of Bloomington, MN
  • Steve Williams, Assistant City Administrator/CFO, City of Conroe, TX

GFOA Staff