Women's Public Finance Network

The Women's Public Finance Network is a voluntary association of women, elected and appointed officials, and other women finance professionals, formed within the GFOA of the United States and Canada to encourage active involvement and full participation of women members in the organization, policy-making process, and programs of the GFOA.

In carrying out this mission the Women's Public Finance Network will:

  • Develop a core network of women GFOA members to coordinate communications within the group;
  • Serve as a primary resource to the GFOA identifying and providing the names, qualifications, expertise, and interest of public finance practitioners eligible for GFOA and other nationally appointed positions; and
  • Coordinate its activities and programs in such a manner so as not to detract from GFOA activities and program.

WPFN By-Laws

2012-2014 Officers

  • Co-Chairs, Debby Cherney, Deputy General Manager– Finance & Administration, Eastern Municipal Water District, Perris, California and Anne Poag Harty, Customer Services Director, Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • Co-Chairs Elect, Angela Joyner, Deputy Budget Director, DC Council Government, Washington, DC and Maryann Motza, Colorado State Social Security Administrator, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Denver, Colorado
  • Outreach Co-Chairs, Barbara Whitehorn, CFO, Asheville, NC and Ann Carbone, Finance Director of the Boston Public Works Department.

GFOA Staff

Emily S. Brock, Director, Federal Liaison Center

The Women's Public Finance Network is open to any active or associate GFOA member.  To sign up for the GFOA Women's Public Finance Network, please complete the sign up form.