Marc Gonzales, Director, Department of Finance, Clackamas County, Oregon, was elected as president-elect of the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) on June 2, 2015. The election was held at the association’s annual business meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Gonzales is an ex officio member of GFOA’s Committee on Retirement Benefits Administration and an ex officio member of GFOA’s Committee on Governmental Budgeting and Fiscal Policy. He has served on the GFOA Executive Board since 2011, was a member of GFOA’s Committee on Governmental Budgeting and Fiscal Policy from 2008-2011, and has been a reviewer for GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award Program since 2010. His government has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 20 years and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 19 years. Gonzales has contributed to the association by speaking as a conference presenter for two years and serving as an instructor for GFOA training on budgeting and managing fiscal stress in 2010, 2012, and 2013. He also contributed an article to GFOA’s financial recovery webpage in 2010-2011.
He will serve on the GFOA’s Executive Board for one year as president-elect. In May 2016, he will become the association’s president at its annual conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. GFOA Executive Director Jeffrey L. Esser said Gonzales was elected by his peers because of his outstanding leadership ability and stature as a public finance professional.