The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), founded in 1906, represents public finance officials throughout the United States and Canada. The association's more than 20,000 members are federal, state/provincial, and local finance officials deeply involved in planning, financing, and implementing thousands of governmental operations in each of their jurisdictions. GFOA's mission is to advance excellence in public finance.
View GFOA's staff directory and contact forms for staff members.
GFOA's Executive Board consists of 18 members.
GFOA has offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
View and apply for jobs at GFOA.
GFOA Standing Committees
GFOA is advised by standing committees in seven areas of government finance. Active throughout the year, the committees are key links between the changes happening in the finance offices of members and the services the association provides to help finance officers successfully manage those changes.
An 18-member Executive Board elected by the membership governs the organization. GFOA staff are organized into seven centers.
The GFOA Executive Board approves a biennial budget. The budget is prepared on a center by center basis and focuses on the goals to be accomplished by the products, programs, and services of the association.
Learn more about the Bylaws in which GFOA operates under.
GFOA is committed to promoting diversity within public finance to reflect the different communities that we serve as affirmed in GFOA’s Code of Ethics. We believe this information is important to monitor and reflect on for continuous learning and growth.
GFOA Nominating and Election Procedures and Policy
View a statement of policy with regard to the nomination and election of officers and board members of the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.